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SECRET YOGA TRICKS

SECRET YOGA TRICKS

Hey yogis! We’ve got great news and bad news. The great news is, we are opening our own studio here in St. Pete. Hooray! The bad news is, our current teaching calendar has shrunk as a result. For the next couple of months we’ll be…

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Clockwork Gears

Clockwork Gears

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I Sing the Body Electric

I Sing the Body Electric

I sing the Body electric; The armies of those I love engirth me, and I engirth them; They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them, And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the Soul. Was…

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Science Fail

Science Fail

From a 1968 Nelson Doubleday Science Service series: A Look Ahead! How are we doing? Let us count the hits and misses. What does this have to do with yoga? I don’t know, but I might be an intelligent animal doing low grade work.  …

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Bane of Housewives

Bane of Housewives

They are everywhere in Florida, and yoga studios are not immune. They are different from their northern brethren, but they are indeed….ROACHES. I have heard my southern native friends claim that these are not cockroaches, that they are something more innocuous called Palmetto Bugs, but…

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Vishnu the Chef

Vishnu the Chef

Vishnu the Chef

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Books: Yoga for Americans, ©1959 by Indra Devi

Books: Yoga for Americans, ©1959 by Indra Devi

Indra Devi lived one hell of a life. Read her New York Times obit so I don’t have to repeat it. Trained by T. Krishnamacharya himself, she seems to have lived everywhere, done everything, and taught everyone, from nobility to celebrities to orphans, before finally…

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“This limbering-up exercise, by the way, is just the thing to cure a hangover.”

“This limbering-up exercise, by the way, is just the thing to cure a hangover.”

Here’s some good shit. This 2-minute+ film is called Yoga Dancing 1956, and features Prima Ballerina* Madame Legat and her charges at the Legat School of Ballet, in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. It is narrated by a smirky cat with a highball in his hand. Dig!…

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