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February 7, 2017

I used to get really intimidated by the pictures of all those yoga teachers in superhuman poses. They are floating into handstands, bending into shapes I cannot begin to physically imagine my body getting into.  And they are all so ….thin.  Not unhealthy, mind you.  Just a hell of a lot smaller than me! Well, maybe I still get a little mesmerized by those pics and their abilities.  I guess I cannot say I “used to” get intimidated as I saw some pictures the other day that made me feel quite inadequate.  Again.  Then I snapped out of that.  I had to.  I was on my way to take a yoga class!  My personal practice generally doesn’t  include superhuman poses but it is strong, healing, uplifting and filled with progression. It is my personal practice that leads me to teach the way I do. It’s always very cool that even if my body chooses to not twist into those pretzel poses, I am skilled enough to get you there. My practice, and in turn what I lead my students through, is about my strength, ab...

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