O2 Yoga Blog


It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect


Posted By on Aug 20, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog |

Ah, words to live by. My friend Kelly said them to me last night as I was freaking out over test recipes in my kitchen. I was trying out some new recipes which mostly failed. I understand on an intellectual level that everything takes time and “practice and all is coming” as Shri K Patabhi Jois said. “It’s the journey not the destination”; there’s another one that I say a lot. Oh, but I guess that...

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Dreaming


Posted By on Aug 10, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog |

I had a dream last night that left me very unsettled. It was one of those dreams that I couldn’t remember. I only remembered the feeling of being lost and sad. And then it hit me, it was about I was me but wasn’t, I was someone else. All day, I have  been thinking about this dream. What if I woke up in someone else’s body, someone else’s life? I doesn’t matter whose, what matters is that I don’t...

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When Will I Be Ready?


Posted By on Jul 12, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog |

I hear that question often from students regarding when they will be ready to move out of Basics and try other levels.  My answer is this: The Basics classes are designed for a couple things. 1. For students new to O2 to learn the foundation of our practice. 2. For students who have been coming for a while to come back to the foundation and work on alignment and strength building. If You Are New To O2 I suggest that anyone new to the...

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Why So Particular?


Posted By on Jun 16, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog | 1 comment

We, at O2 Yoga, are known for being pretty particular about certain things like alignment of feet, knees, wrists and shoulders, use of breath, and specific set up and entrance to postures. It may seem overdone at times are at least too much to take in. When people first come to O2, they often start with Basics but not always. Whatever class they start with, they usually say the same thing at the end of class, “Wow. That was...

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Patience is a Virtue I Do Not Have


Posted By on May 18, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog |

Now before I go too far, I need to say that I love the city of Cambridge and can’t wait to join the community. That said, we have had quite an education going through this process. It has definitely been a lesson in patience; not a virtue of mine. We have run into many roadblocks, and have been given extraordinary timelines for permits and zoning changes. I now understand why you sometimes see an opening soon sign hanging for...

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Pratyahara


Posted By on May 10, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog |

I have spent the past two days traveling on a refurbished school bus with my sons, Dylan and Deven, our friends the Halldorsons (Facebook.com/the unschoolbus), making a total of 3 adults, 4 kids, and 3 dogs. We are heading to a conference in North Carolina called ARGH. Yes, like the pirates. It stands for autodidactic radical gathering of homeschoolers. Intrigued? Integrity It appears on the surface, to some, that my personal and...

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