O2 Yoga Blog

Energy Lines

Posted By on Oct 12, 2011 in O2 Yoga Blog |

As I was working on my latest intensive, it struck me for the millionth time how difficult it is to put theory into practice. I mean, there is the idea of energy lines that I have been obsessed with for years. Extending energy in a pose; looking for the lines of energy when adjusting and cuing the pose. What does it mean to extend energy? Wasting Energy Well, it occurred to me as I was thinking about the energy lines in parigasana...

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Talking Trash

Posted By on Oct 12, 2011 in O2 Yoga Blog | 2 comments

I recently made a commitment to try to stop worrying. I know that sounds strange but it actually worked for a while, and continues to when I remind myself. What I really said to myself was, “just try to stop worrying and see what happens. ” Now, I come from a long line of worriers, it is in my blood. Just like I thought that it was normal for checkbooks to be in the negative, I thought, that I just had to worry. I mean, it...

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You all know that I have a passion for yoga. I love what I do and truly believe that I am part of a growing energetic movement to make people (including myself) calmer, more peaceful, happier, and healthier. My passion for yoga doesn’t stop when I step off my mat or out from the front of a class. Instead, yoga spills into everything in my life including what I eat and feed to family and friends, what I buy, and how I spend my...

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The Meaning of Yoga

Posted By on Sep 14, 2011 in O2 Yoga Blog | 2 comments

I came across this quote the other day. It really resonated with me. I shared it in the last intensive and it struck a chord with many of you as well. It really sums up what I believe the true meaning and purpose of yoga to be. Today, in my weekly visit with my friend Assim, he asked me what I thought yoga to really be about. He asked me if it required one to go somewhere quiet and away from the world. I thought about it for a moment...

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“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But, if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” –Aboriginal Activists Group, Queensland, AustraliaGiving Up Whenever I hear people speak about creating a healthier, more sustainable world, the talk always turns to what we all must give up.  When people decide that they want to change the way they eat, it often...

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Ode to Elliott

Posted By on Aug 28, 2011 in O2 Yoga Blog | 11 comments

In the Beginning Elliott and I have known each other for 8 years. I always remember when we met because he took a teacher training I taught with Beryl Bender Birch and I was pregnant with my son Deven, who is now turning 8. The somerville studio was in transition at the time. I began to realize that I really wanted all my teachers to be trained consistently. Up until that point, I had hired teachers who were trained in various ways...

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