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Camel Pose and the Grieving Process
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Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the death of my stepfather. I spent the majority of the day denying my emotions. But then I did a camel pose. My day started early. I was up by 6:30 a.m. I phoned my mother around 7:30 a.m. but made no mention of […]

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Bikram Yoga Helped Me Find A Job
Bikram yoga helped me find a job!
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The following is my favorite Bikram quote turned mantra: “You’re never too old, never too bad, never too late, and never too sick to start from the scratch once again.” I absolutely believe this. I was 39 when I started practicing yoga a year ago, and I had some serious fears mentally […]

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Overcoming Yoga Phobia
Overcoming Yoga Phobia
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Nearly eleven months ago to the day, I overcame yoga phobia. I had been suffering from this self-inflicted fear for 21 years. Yoga. I first heard about yoga when I was 18 and a freshman in college living in the dorms. Although I checked the “non-smoking” box when filling out […]

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