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Body, Featured, Mind, Self, Soul

Loving My Body Through The Changes

Loving My Body Through The Changes

In the 7 or so months during which I took a break from my blog, my body experienced a somewhat significant change. Specifically, I’ve put on a little bit of weight. This is the point where I get a little TMI for some, but I intend to talk about it [...]

by × June 4, 2015 × 0 comments

Body, Featured, Issues, Mind, Self, Sex/Love, Soul

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Are You Sexy-Hot or Menopausal-Hot? How To Feel Sexy Over 50

Are you comfortable in your skin? Do you feel sexy? If not, get to a Yoga class.

I’m going to go way out on a limb to say that Yoga can help you feel and look sexy. I know… I know… Yoga isn’t about how you look… or is it? What about how you gaze upon yourself? I was very uncomfortable in my skin as I entered puberty. I wish I would have had Yoga.

by × September 23, 2014 × 0 comments

Arts/Entertainment, Body, Featured, Self

My Body Was Wrong for Dance and I’m OK With That (Thank You, Misty Copeland)

My Body Was Wrong for Dance and I’m OK With That (Thank You, Misty Copeland)

I was lucky. I was never told my body was wrong, but I also never realistically considered a career as a ballet dancer. When people ask if I played sports when I was young, I can safely answer that I grew up as a dancer. My childhood was consumed by [...]

by × August 8, 2014 × 0 comments

Body, Featured, Mind, Self, Soul

Yoga Woman: On The Feet of Women Warriors, Why I Touch Them, And Why I Want Them Farther Apart

Yoga Woman: On The Feet of Women Warriors, Why I Touch Them, And Why I Want Them Farther Apart

by Jessie Horness At the end of many of my yoga classes, I give a little final adjustment. Often it’s just a mini-shoulder massage. If I have time, however, the attention to the resting, hardworking bodies in front of me is more complete, beginning with a touch to the feet. For my students, [...]

by × August 6, 2014 × 2 comments

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Yoga Woman: On Victim Blaming, Rape Culture, and Kino MacGregor’s Shorts

Yoga Woman: On Victim Blaming, Rape Culture, and Kino MacGregor’s Shorts

If you’d like to spend some time truly hating pretty much everything, scour cyberspace for degrading sexual comments directed at Kino MacGregor. I promise it will work like a charm.

by × June 19, 2014 × 6 comments

Body, Self

Identifying the ‘Real Yoga Body’ in Selfie Culture

Identifying the ‘Real Yoga Body’ in Selfie Culture

My heart dropped a little when I read the title to the recent article in the NY Post: “Celebrity Posers Have Yoga in a Twist.” Blergh.

by × June 3, 2014 × 1 comment

Body, Featured, Mind, Self

Yoga Woman: On Yoga Sculpt, Mirrors, and Projects Bigger Than My Body

Yoga Woman: On Yoga Sculpt, Mirrors, and Projects Bigger Than My Body

Yoga Sculpt is essentially an art class where the medium is the human form. Here’s what I have to say to that: My body is not an art project.

by × May 5, 2014 × 0 comments

Featured, Spotlights

Spotlight: Anna Guest-Jelley on Curvy Yoga, Body Positivity and Taking Chances

Spotlight: Anna Guest-Jelley on Curvy Yoga, Body Positivity and Taking Chances

Founder of Curvy Yoga, Anna Guest-Jelley is a force, a bright-spirited leader forging a path of positivity for all.

by × April 24, 2014 × 0 comments

Body

10 Things You Can Do to Not Lose Your Cool Post Diet Bonanza Month

10 Things You Can Do to Not Lose Your Cool Post Diet Bonanza Month

We are now through January, the month of resolutions, the time when the gym gets overfull of people who promised themselves they’d get more fit and are attacking it like a bear at a box of cracker jacks, desperately pawing for an elusive reward. We are also  through the biggest [...]

by × January 31, 2014 × 0 comments

Body

What I Weigh Is None of Your Business: What It’s Like To Be Recovering from Anorexia and Complimented on How Thin I Am

What I Weigh Is None of Your Business: What It’s Like To Be Recovering from Anorexia and Complimented on How Thin I Am

“You’re so thin!” I often hear. “How do you do it?!” they all want to know. Do you want to know? Do you really want to know? The truth may disappoint you.

by × January 14, 2014 × 0 comments