The Power of Breath

The first Ashtanga video I came across was entrancing, electrifying, inspiring.  The fluidity and grace of the practitioner floating out of a leg behind the head pose, then lifting up into a handstand as if she lived on a planet where gravity was a myth, filled me with wonder. The practice looked a bit like [...]

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When Life Gives You Rotten Lemons, You Can Still Make Lemonade

The thought of controlling life is reassuring. When we feel in control, the fear of the unknown vanishes. When things go our way, it is easy to feel as if we have power over the external world. Although, it is usually when we feel in total control that life decides to show us how powerless [...]