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  • Yoga Poetry - What the Sky is Made Of

    Yoga Poetry - What the Sky Is Made Of
    The sky is made of soft rain and hard light,

    the old yearning to be held, the ancient fear of not

    having enough, and the fountain of wind that says,

    Something’s gone, something else is arriving.

     

    The sky is made of rocks shattered finer than

    the smallest atoms of human memory, air we call breath

    once we take it in and turn it to motion, anger, or song.

     

    The beating of hummingbird wings compose the sky,

    as well as...

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  • Youthlinc - Serving Communities Near and Far

    Youthlinc Creates Lifetime Humanitarians
    One of the best ways to gain perspective on your life—its ups and downs, joys and obstacles—is to venture out of your own back yard. Stepping away, even for a short time, creates space around the things that vex you, and helps your problems seem a little more surmountable. In that space, in relationship to others, you might also remember that you’re not alone. People outside your home, your town and your country are not so different, despite how different our lives might appear.

    This realization is at the core of Youthlinc’s work, which could...

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  • What is Iyengar’s Legacy?

    What is Iyengar’s Legacy and What Will be Yours?
    September 6th will be the 30th anniversary of my dad’s passing. Taken by a sudden heart attack while talking on the phone, his death was a huge shock. He was not old—63—and very athletic, vital and energetic. Here one moment, gone the next.

    About a year after his passing, my sisters and mother and I got together for a few days. I clearly recall sitting in my younger sister’s apartment one afternoon, all of us ranting about politics. Reagan had just been reelected, and none of us was happy about...

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  • How Iyengar Yoga Influences Your Practice

    Iyengar Yoga: What Makes it Different?
    In recent days, many in the worldwide yoga community have been aware that the 95-year-old yoga teacher, BKS Iyengar, was hospitalized last week. He left this life today at 3:15 am (India time).

    If you practice almost any form of Hatha Yoga, whether or not you have studied directly with BKS Iyengar or someone who teaches his method, your practice has likely been influenced by him. His explorations into alignment and its effect on the gross and subtle physical bodies have changed the way most of the world practices Hatha Yoga. His scientific...

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  • Eat Your Antioxidants!

    Boost Your Antioxidants with a Seasonal Fruit Salad
    One of the best things about summer is that the sweetest, most succulent fruits and veggies are in season. Berries, in particular, are so much better when you can find them fresh and at the height of their sweetness.

    Among the most antioxidant-rich foods are berries, with blueberries at the top of the list. Stone fruits such as plums also rank high for antioxidant power. If you can find fresh, in-season fruits at a farmer’s market, look for them there, but if not, natural foods stores are a good source for...

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  • Where Is My Body? How Yoga Practice Answers That Question

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    Where is My Body? How Yoga Practice Answers That Question
    When I started doing yoga, I was confused a lot. Always having a hard time remembering left and right, and also being somewhat disembodied after years of residing in my frontal lobe, I had trouble following direction. In Warrior II, when the teacher said to turn my back foot in one way, I would often turn it the other way. Sometimes I would bend forward instead of sideways. Even how, over 10 years of yoga practice, when my yoga...

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  • How Yogic are Your Tomatoes?

    The Case for Homegrown Tomatoes

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    I’ll admit it. I’m a tomato snob. Homegrown, organic, heirloom tomatoes in all shapes colors and sizes make the heat of August worth enduring. Nothing parallels eating a ripe tomato, fresh off the vine, still warm from the sun.

    I first came to love homegrown tomatoes as a child—Big Boys and cherry tomatoes from our little patch in a sunny spot alongside our garage. I discovered heirlooms in the early ‘90s, and have grown them in my yard every year since then. Also in...

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  • Why Be Mindful?

    Why Be Mindful? Anything Can Happen Any Time
    One chilly February day in 1997, I was rushing to a meeting with the founder of the soon-to-be-opened Cancer Wellness House. About three blocks from my appointment, I was happy to be greeted by a green light at a major intersection. As I entered the intersection, BAM! Suddenly, my car was turned sideways in the middle of the intersection and I was completely dazed and confused. A witness told police that another car T-boned mine while running the red light.

    Although I was wearing my seat belt, my head hit the...

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  • A Steady Unfolding: The Yoga of Patience

    The Yoga of Patience
    I had the good fortune to spend 18 days at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in the past few weeks. My partner and I attended two back-to-back nine-day retreats. The first nine days focused on the cultivation of kindness and compassion, and the second nine days focused on mindfulness practice. I feel immense gratitude for the teachings, the practice and the wisdom of the teachers.

    When I tell people who haven't engaged in this type of practice that I’m off to attend a silent meditation retreat, most reactions fall into two categories: “I couldn’t be quiet...

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  • Yoga Poetry - Then It’s Over

    Yoga Poetry
    Then It’s Over
    The blue breaks through

    the setting clouds, an old fire,

    while the field lays down

    its colors for the night.

    Sky tumbles over itself

    day to night, tension to calm.

    What we think happened,

    and what no one but the wind saw--

    all lost to the first falling star.

    Nothing hurts for a moment.

    Those you love shine

    whether still here or long gone.

    A wide darkness envelopes

    the world, takes your hand,

    and shows you where to stop

    looking...

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