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40 Days of Yoga: Day 9

I’ve been trying out a new meditation technique recommended by Baron Baptiste in his book 40 Days to Personal Revolution. This approach doesn’t just teach you to quiet your mind. It also teaches you to bring awareness to your senses, particularly your sense of sound, in order to become fully present in the moment. In … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 8

As I think back on all the things I blogged and journaled about throughout Week One, I realize that my theme for the first week of 40 Days of Yoga was discovery. I discovered how much strength and courage I had. I discovered how to bring more awareness into each moment. I even discovered a … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 7

Today I had an amazing opportunity to meet with a group of colleagues to discuss The Spirituality of Eating. One specific aspect of our curriculum at Bauman College, the Eating For Health model’s “Four Levels of Eating,” offers a look at the range of motivating factors for eating. This topic has been on my mind … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 6

Sometimes you have a class or a day so amazing that you are left speechless. And that’s okay. You can cherish it for yourself. Wordlessly, Sita

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 5

Today I discovered the sweetness at the bottom of the exhale. I think I’ve been rushing through my exhales in order to quickly get to my next inhale. In yoga, I thought the inhale was where the stability came from. And certainly a vigorous vinyasa practice can have me wanting to gasp for breath. But … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 4

I love yoga. I find myself looking forward to my practice all day. That being said, there’s a moment in most classes where I think to myself, “why the heck did I think I could do this today?” I’m probably not alone here. Challenging classes can make you want to bolt for the door. In … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 3

All day I’ve been feeling crazy euphoric. The time between when I woke up and left for work seemed to stretch on forever (when does that happen?!), and I’ve been rocking out in my car as if I were a cast member of Glee. This could be the result of some random happiness phenomenon, but … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 2

Meditation is hard. As much as I look forward to those times where I can completely silence my thoughts, I always find about a million things to think about in the moment. It’s like there’s this internal war going on between the part of my brain that wants the quiet and the part of my … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 1

Part of the 40 Days workshop is a focus on diet, specifically eating mindfully. That concept may not seem radical to most, but when you’re asked to think about what you consume, when you consume it and why, you begin to wonder “how the heck have I checked out of every meal I’ve consumed for … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga – One Chef’s Journey through Mind, Body, and Spirit

Once upon a time, I visited a yoga studio where they had posted the most clever, and possibly most profound, sign in their women’s restroom. It read “You have the opportunity to practice yoga every moment of every day. Please keep this area clean out of respect for the yogi who enters after you.” In … Read More

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