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Just Like Julia Roberts (but call me “Xerxes”)

Posted on December 17th, 2011

Remember that moment in NOTTING HILL where Julia Roberts says:

“I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”

Oh, how movie star Julia Roberts yearns for...read more


Which kind of yoga should I do?

Posted on July 26th, 2011

“Which kind of yoga should I do?” is a question I’m often asked by folks who are interested in exploring but have never done any yoga.

One thing I always stress to people is that yoga is first and foremost a philosophy. Everything in the practice is about refocusing you into a more grounded, spiritually-centered state of mind. In other words, you move around like crazy mostly so you can reach a place where you can sit still and look inward.

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Why I Wrote UPWARD DOG

Posted on June 21st, 2011

We live in an extraordinarily physical culture.  That’s why when we think about yoga, we think about physical poses.  For many people, even those who’ve been practicing for quite a while, yoga is simply another fitness modality. 

But yoga is really much more than something to balance out cardio workouts and weight training at the gym.  

I love the physical practice of yoga, but I always knew that it was a...read more


Dropping Back

Posted on June 20th, 2011

Last month, my local optical chain wouldn’t just sell me another box of contact lenses since over a year had passed since my eyes were last checked.  I can’t remember the last time my prescription changed—and I’ve been wearing contacts for at least twenty years—but I knew there was no way around the fifteen minute exam.

Sure enough, I learned that my eyes were exactly the same as they were two years ago.  At the end of the exam, however, the well-intentioned Vision Care Specialist...read more


Yoga and Dudes...Why?

Posted on June 20th, 2011

When you go to almost any yoga class, the majority of students are still female.  More and more this is changing (and quite frankly, I think that’s great) but why is it that there are so many fewer guys in your average class?

First and foremost, I think it’s because yoga feels foreign to most guys. It’s not as straightforward as weightlifting or running or cycling.  One of those classic male cliches is that we guys don’t like to stop and ask directions.  We don’t want to seem like...read more


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