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Obese Health Happens

I received an email today in what I think is a response to this post (maybe among others) from a couple of weeks ago. It reads: I don’t think it’s responsible to say that the only thing we can tell

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Thoughts on a Chakra: Muladhara

It’s the first week of school for me, and over the course of the summer, my teacher life has been turned upside down. Certainly, a lot of these changes have been positive, but — I’ve moved classrooms. Our whole school

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Posted in chakra work, non-asana, present, swadyaya

Some Days

Some days, a car tries to turn into me as I’m crossing the street even though I have the right of way and they damn well saw me and knew it. And some days, a stranger comes up to me

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Stretching Out: Western Edition

My brain is fried. I have been doing meaningful but meticulous curriculum work all week, and I’m needing some time to refocus and re-energize. It seems like a fitting time to talk about paschimottanasana or intense west stretch or seated

Posted in asana, core, present, swadyaya

Me & My Camel

Woman in camel pose, taken from mid-thigh up.

Trigger Warning: This post discusses responding to sexual assault. There was a time, just after I stopped sharing a bedroom with my sister, when I became… not afraid of the dark, exactly, but leery of what I couldn’t anticipate, what

Posted in asana, backbend, chakra work, core, non-asana, present, swadyaya

Warriors, Out of Order

Finally. In the posts in my head, this one has been a long time coming. In the posts that come out through my fingertips, there were apparently things I didn’t know I needed to get out. But we are back

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This is not how I wanted to start my day.

(TW: Contains discussion of violence.) Dear New York Times: Many men grow up in a world of hostile body language and real physical violence that is almost entirely invisible to women. What the everloving fuck? I’m sure a multitude of

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