Posts by Mimi


Recently, I was reading an article about small business owners who started companies based on their principles rather than simply to make money. Are these two things mutually exclusive? I say enthusiastically no! What does it mean to run your company based on your values? More importantly, what does it mean to live your life according to your values? In yoga, we try to connect with that deeper part of ourselves that is under the...

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Life is Yoga: June 2009


Posted By on Jul 1, 2009 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog | 0 comments

With the passing of K. Pattabhi Jois, I feel a sense of loss, but more a sense of vastness and respect. Thinking about how this man effected my life and the life of millions of others is mind-blowing. The practice of astanga yoga and all the forms of yoga that have been influenced by it are in every corner of the world. Astanga yoga has found its way into almost every culture and has empowered and strengthened and quite possibly saved...

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This is a good soup for all of the spring spinach: Spinach and Zucchini Soup 3 Tbs. olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed/chopped 2 med. onions, chopped (as an onion-phobe, I tend to half the amount, sometimes quarter it–how much you like onions is up to you) 2 1/2 med potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 1/2 cups zucchini, loosely chopped 4 cups vegetable broth/stock 4 cups fresh spinach 1 cup cilantro (I’ve used parsley too and...

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A Note About Block 11


Posted By on Jun 12, 2009 in Blogs, O2 Vegan Blog | 0 comments

Hi everyone! just wanted to put a shout out for another of my favorite eateries, this one in Somerville, Union Square. Block 11 is the sister cafe to Diesel in Davis. I love their artichoke hummus on toasted ciabata bread for breakfast. They also have great vegan sandwiches and salads. They offer tofutti cream cheese as a substitute for goat cheese on sandwiches and also have a couple great tempeh options. They are wonderful and open...

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Ah, the quintessential yoga pose. This posture is also the bane of many a yogi’s knees! This month we will focus on the special attention and preparation this posture requires. Padmasana is about tightly binding the lower body to create a sort of prana lock. If you cannot get into the posture fully you can still gain benefit from coming into crossed legs. However, since it is such an important posture, we will work on ways to access...

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