Posts by Mimi


Every year, I come back to the roots of O2 Yoga, back to the Astanga system. Every year, I teach O2 Yoga teacher training from February through June in sections of weeks and weekends. The first week is the primary series of Astanga Yoga. This to me is the foundation of what we do at O2. At the root of O2 Yoga are the Bandhas, the breath, the vinyasa, and the drishti. At the root of O2 Yoga is the eight (asto) limb (anga) path set down...

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I am reading a wonderful book by Zoe Weil called Most Good Least Harm. The premise is obvious but the content is not. What I have taken away from it so far is that there are so many ways to do good in this world. We all have a composite image of a “do gooder” in our heads. The characteristics of this person probably resemble what we have been told a good person does by family, media, or community. However, the idea is not...

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The Pulse Cafe


Posted By on Feb 10, 2010 in Blogs, O2 Vegan Blog | 0 comments

I am over the moon about the new vegan restaurant that just opened in Davis Square, Somerville, Ma, called The Pulse. I had dinner there last night and just loved it. This is vegan comfort food, not just a bunch of steamed veggies, and everything including the desserts is vegan. We started with the mushroom calamari and it was killer. It was served with this super yummy lemony, creamy dip. It was so wonderful to look at a menu and...

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Hanumanasana incorporates hip extension and hip flexion while maintaining a neutral spine. In other words, the 3 biggest challenges for most yogis/yoginis all wrapped up into one posture: multi-tasking and multi-challenging! This asana is named after the monkey god, Hanuman, who leapt across the ocean in one jump spanning from one foot to another in a split to save Sita, Rama’s wife. Visualize the combination of grace, agility,...

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When considering the pose of the month, hanumanasana (please see thePose of the Month column), I couldn’t help but see the metaphors, the comparisons, and examples for everyday life. So much of yoga is lost when it is isolated to the mat. So much is gained when the experiences and lessons we learn on the mat spill out into our lives. Back to splits, the posture, I visualize the posture and I see a balance of extension and flexion of...

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