Monthly Archives: May 2014

An Open Letter to the Editors of Prevention

Prelude: I sent the following letter to the Editors at Prevention Magazine. One of their writers interviewed me for inclusion in an article on yoga and weight loss. The article turned out to be something vastly different than what I … Continue reading

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My Yoga Practice: My Yoga Body

I’m big girl. But if you’ve seen my pictures you know that. I don’t try to hide it. I rarely wear sleeves. I own only a few black items of clothing. I am who I am, and that’s all there … Continue reading

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(Un)Tethered to the Past: Life Lessons Learned On and Off the Mat

This morning as I stood in the lobby after my first Bikram class, I engaged in a conversation with a fellow practitioner. I’m not sure how or where the discussion started, but I felt prompted to ask him about his … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk about Clothes AND Yoga

Ever since I can remember I’ve had a fondness for sleeveless clothes. As a child I never cared for tops or dresses with sleeves. This trend carried over into adulthood. Even at my heaviest, I never felt comfy or good … Continue reading

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Awkward Adjustments and Realizations

I spend so much time thinking, contemplating, puzzling, dreaming about balance. I seek to achieve it physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually—being in harmony with my inner world will manifest itself with equilibrium in my outer world. I’ve written before about body … Continue reading

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Adventures in Juicing

Yoga isn’t just about being in the hot room, not for me anyways. I’m always searching for ways to improve my health, to eat cleaner. For my birthday in April my mom bought me a juicer, an Omega 8005 to … Continue reading

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Living in the Mystery: Early Morning Introspective Moments

I sit here, in my red recliner, looking out at the early morning sky, sipping on a bottle of nutrient enhanced Activate water that I found on clearance at Sprouts. I like browsing their “buy me before I die” shelf—I … Continue reading

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One Year and Three Days in the Making: the Day I Grabbed My Feet in Floor Bow

A few months ago I had decided that by my one year Bikram Yoga Anniversary that I would be able to grab my feet in floor bow. In floor bow one lies on the abdomen and reaches the hands back … Continue reading

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