Sunday, February 28, 2021

Is yoga like stand-up comedy?

“You’re a yoga teacher? Cool…show me something really impressive!” This is a typical response when I share that I teach yoga (and teach the teachers!).  I think that it must be what stand-up comedians feel when they divulge what they do, and hear the inevitable “Say something funny!” Oh, the pressure! When I get that […]

All This Talk of Mindfulness … What IS IT?

Partially re-posted from my “Eating Disorders in Schools” blog on Gurze publications. According to Jon Kabat-Zinn of the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts, “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”*  When I teach students about mindfulness I explain that it is an important part […]


This fabulous Guest-Post is graciously submitted by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt. Living in a world that is so focused on performance, looks and competition with others, we often forget to breathe. By breathing, I don’t mean the the process that moves air in and out of the lungs, but the art of taking the time to concentrate […]

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