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Root and Fly

 Yield to Gravity

According to Chinese medicine, late summer, including most of September, is the time when Earth energy rises. Earth energy creates stability, steadiness, nurturing and grounding. Earth season is the time we preserve and store our harvest, and the time when we reflect on and integrate our experiences and memories. Until Autumn Equinox, the stomach...
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Child’s Pose: Coming Home

Balasana:  Child’s Pose June beckons us outdoors—to the rocks and rivers, and to our own back yards. Because June’s long, solar-powered days give us more time and energy for work and play, we can easily overdo. In order to maintain balance, we must make time to restore and reenergize ourselves. The poet Ovid named the month of...
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Yoga for April: The Blossoming Body

Hasta Padanghustasana:  Blooming from the Inside

April’s name comes from the Latin word “aperire,” meaning “to open.”  Named for nature’s annual “opening” of blooms and buds, April is the perfect time to let our own bodies blossom as well, not only through the irresistible urge to be outdoors, but also in our yoga practice. Hasta Panghustasana...
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New Year’s Resolutions: Making Them Stick

Be S.M.A.R.T.

Are New Year’s resolutions a thing of the past? An antiquated practice moving inexorably toward extinction? If you read the numbers, you could easily get that impression. According to a CBS poll, 68 percent of Americans claim they do not make resolutions. That number is 10 percentage points higher than it was just...
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