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Hip Yoga: Nautical Edition

I expect that somewhere, there is a reader who is mortified that I made it through the entire core series without analyzing boat pose. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was clearly saving it for the hip

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Head Standing

Winding down the WEGO Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge. Today’s prompt: The First Time I… Write a post about the first time you did something. What is it? What was it like? What did you learn from it? I think

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Pelvic Floor & Poses I Love to Hate

It may be odd for me to end this core series with a pose I love to hate, but it may also leave me something to grow on. After all, if I only practice poses that are perfectly wonderful every

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Poses I Love to Hate: Standing Hand to Big Toe

Okay, so I secretly love to hate pretty much all standing balances. Basically, I am not inherently graceful, and standing balances — as opposed to, say, arm balances — offer a long and spectacular way to fall. That said, standing

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Pelvic Floor: Flying

There is a soft spot in my heart for crow pose (bakasana) because it is the first arm balance I ever learned. I hesitated because for someone who’s never done it, it looks like it requires a lot of strength.

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Pelvic Floor: Finding It & Moving It

There are a lot of ways I’ve heard people describe how to activate the pelvic floor muscles: Stopping the flow of urine. Kegeling. Clenching. The pelvic lift you feel when you tuck your tailbone. Trying to hold in a fart.

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Thoughts on a Chakra: Manipura

Confession: As a teacher, I fear parent-teacher conferences more now than I did as a student. To be fair, I’ve spoken with a lot of parents who feel similarly. Because when a teacher or parent requests a conference, something has

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