Posts in category "Yoga"

The Most Important Question You'll Be Asked in Your 20s

The Most Important Question You'll Be Asked in Your 20s
I used to hate it when people asked what I did for a living. I always felt like my answers were never good enough or a source of embarrassment. “I’m unemployed, but I used to be a copywriter.” “I’m waitressing, but still looking for a job.” “I’m a receptionist, but I also do a lot... Read more »

Maintaining Peace on the 'L'

Maintaining Peace on the 'L'
There’s not much that is pleasant about the Red Line during rush hour. Something or someone usually smells like piss or body odor or moldy shoes, and the extremely cramped conditions are only the rotten cherry on top. If ever the phrase, “like cattle,” had a place, the Red Line would be it. But, I... Read more »

Why it’s Difficult to be a Yogi and a Hockey Fan

Why it’s Difficult to be a Yogi and a Hockey Fan
Yogis and hockey fans are essentially two bubbles of a Venn diagram that will never ever touch. Their circles are so far apart that one could potentially fit a third circle directly in between them. The very thought of their spheres overlapping is laughable. A.K.A – worst Venn diagram ever. Being a yogi and any... Read more »
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Intention

Intention
“Well, that wasn’t my intention.” “I didn’t mean it that way.” “I never intended for this to happen.” I’ve always been fascinated with the concept of intention and with the power that one’s purpose can have in the definition of right or wrong. While it’s something that is entirely intangible and impossible to prove, we... Read more »

My Choice

My Choice
In general, I absolutely hate decisions.  I am so thoroughly non-committal, that the very thought of having to pick what to wear on a Saturday night makes me seriously consider spending the night on my couch with my leftovers. And, during this past year, living my version of twenty-something independence, I’ve realized that this indecisiveness... Read more »

Understanding Suffering

I read an article in last month’s Yoga Journal about Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the concept of suffering. The article was framed as most other magazine articles are, as a kind of self-help or quick-fix sentiment, but there was girth there, there was sincerity. I so often forget all of the wisdom I learned in... Read more »
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Embracing Imbalance

I struggle with balance, in every way applicable. My overly practiced tree pose will always be wobbly. I can never find time (or energy) in my schedule to work out, eat, AND be social. My meals often consist of what’s left in the fridge. And, I think it’s very safe to say that the majority... Read more »

Dear Pigeon Pose...

Dear Pigeon Pose, You never cease to amaze me. Every time I ease into your slightly awkward positioning, my body wakes up! And I didn’t even know it was sleeping. I can feel my tendons stretching alive, my muscles creaking and pulling to adjust to your overwhelming power. It’s wonderful. It makes me sad to... Read more »

Differing between I-Talk & Narcissism: On Thought Catalog

Differing between I-Talk & Narcissism: On Thought Catalog
After reading the recent Time article on one of my favorite websites, ThoughtCatalog.com and learning of the apparently overwhelming criticism of this type of writing, I just HAD to input my five cents The author of this Time article attempts to retain an unbiased expository feel to his writing (I believe he still is very... Read more »
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The mind is a very gossipy place.

The mind is a very gossipy place.
I like to think of myself as simply observant, although my better judgment knows it’s something more than that. I like to narrate what I see. I give people voices, assess their attitudes, and define them based on a single glance. These verbal decrees that pass in and out of my mind are not always... Read more »