Tagged: yoga practice

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CONFESSIONS OF A PRETZEL

TAMI LEDESMA
Perspective of a Yogi
March 21, 2018

Title Photo by Hideo Muraoka Hi, I’m Tami and I’m hypermobile. Which is awesome when you’re an adolescent gymnast or dancer, until you get all these old lady aches and pains before you even turn thirty. Hypermobility means your joints move beyond what is considered a normal or safe range of motion for that joint. Sometimes it’s caused…


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YOGA PROPS: NOT MY TRAINING WHEELS

MARC MACADAEG
Align & Refine
November 19, 2017

I fell in love with the physicality of asana during an extended bout of anxiety in my life. I was instantly addicted to the sense of calm that permeated me and quieted my mind each time I stepped onto my mat to practice. The quick progress I made in terms of performing asana, that sense of moving forward…


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PATIENCE AND AVOCADOS

PETE GUINNOSSO
Inspire
May 19, 2017

A little over a decade ago, I planted an avocado tree in my garden from a tiny pit.  And then I waited. And waited.  I mulched. I cleared the soil. I cut back the leaves and gave it room. I kept waiting. I waited for nine years. And last year, finally, we harvested five avocadoes. A few weeks…