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asana & inspiration

supported child's pose: yogini Nikki Estrada's favorite restorative asana

Over the years I've discovered that changing up my physical routine is really helpful and healthy. Oddly enough, the ...

water

the yoga teacher tells us to be like water.  flowing easily, taking on new shapes as we drift into different stages o...

Sangha: the power of community

I took my very first yoga class in 1998 at Kashi Atlanta, a small studio a few blocks from my apartment in Candler Pa...

the third limb, Asana: embodied practice

According to The Yoga Sutras, the highest state of living is Samadhi. In order to achieve this enlightened state and ...

writing as a spiritual practice

Like meditation, or yoga, writing can be a spiritual practice. I first experienced the joy of daily practice, or sadh...

108 beads: anatomy and meaning of malas

Have you ever wondered why you've seen so many yogis with necklaces or wrist wraps of exactly 108 beads and a tassle ...

visit to Bagru: photos from a Rajasthani block print village

Bagru village in Rajasthan, near Jaipur, has been home to block printing masters for more than 400 years. Workshops a...

this Mother's Day, go deeper

This will be my first Mother's Day without my mom.  Last April she was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer and given...

on my cushion, I attempt to just BE

When my mind is racing and my heart is heavy, And my limbs are sore and my breath unsteady– And rolling out my mat fe...

yamas & niyamas: yogic roots as guiding principals for growth...and reflective writing prompts

If the yogic quest for union with the Divine were personified in the image of a tree, the highest limb would be Samad...

a poem considering the divine, by a young chattra community poet

i write only in poetic prose, because in my mind’s eye i see no rhyme or reason that could flow as smoothly across t...

spring equinox: celebrations from India, Persia, Mexico

Spring!  It’s arriving here in the northern hemisphere. The Spring Equinox is when the Sun crosses the celestial equa...
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