Archive | May, 2012

Adho Mukha Vrkshasana Arm Balance (Handstand)

Handstand in Osoyoos, BC

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How sweet it ain’t.

I was having brunch with a friend about a month ago and noticed she was putting artificial sweetner in her coffee. I told her that stuff makes me jittery and puffy and a bit airheaded (attractive!) and so I avoid it. I’ve also seen a few documentaries and read up on the links artficial sweetners […]

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Niralamba Sirsasana (Headstand without hands)

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Good morning, panic!

You have enough panic at work, on the road, maybe in your family or social life. Your nervous system takes a beating. So do yourself a favour. The very least you can do is not begin the very first moment of your day in a panic with some hair-raising alarm clock. Ditch it. And train […]

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Matsyasana Back Bend (Fish Pose)

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Hurry up, I’ve got other meaningless things to do!

So many times during the day, I feel like I’m being rushed. In the grocery line, I feel like I’m always going way too slow after the transaction is made – hurry up and get that change into your wallet, lady, we’re done with you so move along! In traffic, I’m honked if I’m obeying […]

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Hasta Padasan Forward Bend (Hands to Feet Pose)

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Blooming attachment!

The other day, after finishing teaching a private class, my student snipped a few blooms from her garden for me to take home and enjoy. What a lovely surprise! I was already content after the class, but this was such a nice bonus. I gingerly laid the fresh cut flowers in the back of my […]

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Kukutasana Hand Balance (Cock Pose)

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