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That Thing I Do with My Hips

It’s a MenstroMonster kind of day, so I spent my asana practice working on releasing tension in my hips and pelvis. Not that all — or even most — endo pain is tension related, but it’s nice to be able

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Posted in asana, backbend, chakra work, MenstroMonster

This isn’t the title I remember.

This post discusses domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I should write. I’m scared to write. (Of memories, not for anything happening in my life now.) I thought of copying a story I wrote years ago. It’s good;

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Posted in satya, swadyaya

Psoas… So What?

I’ve known the basics of the psoas muscle for a while, but I have to admit, I’ve only given significant personal thought to it fairly recently. For folks who are new to this whole psoas business, the psoas is basically

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Posted in anatomy, asana, core

Poetry Break: This Deserves a Signal Boost

[TW rape culture] “Snow White and Sleeping Beauty Address Their Creator” It’s one of those days when I can’t let myself have more to say about it. But I’m glad I watched it. Not surface-glad, because it is not a

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Posted in non-asana, Poetry Break, satya

Thoughts on a Chakra: Svadhisthana

(Lucille Clifton reading her poem “homage to my hips.” Found via YouTube. Text available here at Poem Hunter.) These hips are full of scar tissue. They need movement to keep from seizing up. They don’t tolerate being told to stay

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Posted in anatomy, chakra work, MenstroMonster, non-asana, Poetry Break