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Yoga Month, Yoga Wisdom — Touching

The third thing yoga taught me was that it’s okay to touch myself. I don’t mean like masturbation, though that’s all fine and good too. (Though it should probably be reserved for a home practice rather than at a studio

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Yoga Month, Yoga Wisdom — Feet

You know what great new epiphanies being able to bend forward in bound angle pose has gotten me? I can now smell my feet better than I could before. Yoga wisdom: No, really — sometimes there is no profound metaphysical

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Yoga Month, Yoga Wisdom — Pain

The first thing yoga taught me was that not all pain is good pain. The second thing yoga taught me is that not all pain is bad pain. Particularly for someone who’s recently come to realization of the first, I

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Yoga Month, Yoga Wisdom

Me in high lunge.

So, September is National Yoga Month. A lot of places — both brick-and-mortar studios and online spaces — are offering free classes. Not having access to good filming equipment (or, you know, a yoga teacher certification), I thought instead to

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Hip Yoga: Easy Hamstring Stretching

I know that a number of instructors sequence reclining big toe pose toward the end of a sequence, but I actually prefer to do it more toward the beginning. When I do it early on and with a strap, it

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Playing with My Playlist 4: Adrenaline Rush

Note to self: If I do this before establishing sufficient body reserves (i.e., drinking enough water, eating enough food earlier in the day), this many back bends in a row is a stars-seeing adrenaline rush. (Don’t worry. I noticed that,

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Yoga Pants All the Time

Woman in crow pose, i.e., squatting and balanced on her hands.

For even before starters — Within the bounds of municipal legalities, people get to wear what they want. In fact, I suppose, even outside the bounds of legalities, people get to wear what they want so long as they are

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