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Meet My Guru: Handstand (Part II)

I shared the news of my out-of-the-blue handstand with my yoga teacher the following week.  The moment the words flew out of my mouth, I knew I should have kept mum. “Great!” she beamed. “Let’s see you do it today.” Nothing can kill handstand like performance anxiety.  Midway through class, she had us bring our … Continue reading

Meet my Guru: Handstand (Part I)

I’ve been an intermittent yogi for maybe ten years.  Most of that time I considered yoga a form of exercise and stress relief rather than a spiritual practice.  If there was a pose I didn’t like or didn’t think I could do, I’d either skip it, try something easier, or not hold it for as … Continue reading

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