Charlotte Bell

Charlotte Bell has written for Catalyst since 1998. A yoga and meditation teacher since 1986, she writes columns based on these principles, as well as branching out occasionally to write about diverse topics, from kitten rescue to music and art. She has published two books—Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life and Yoga for Meditators—with Rodmell Press. Her third book, Yoga for Healthy Hips, will be published by Shambhala Publications in 2018. Charlotte also edits Hugger Mugger Yoga Products’ blog and is editor for Yoga U Online. A lifelong musician, she plays oboe and English horn in the Salt Lake Symphony and in the folk sextet, Red Rock Rondo.


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Yoga Culture

Redefining “advanced” yoga. —by Charlotte Bell   Recently I read a blog lamenting the yoga cultural emphasis on “advanced” poses and how all the social media photos of yoga pr …

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Health, Yoga

Ignite your digestive fire

Fire transforms—wood into ashes, ice into water and then into steam, raw ingredients into a warming meal. In the Vedas of ancient India, fire was personified by the two-headed fire …

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Yoga Pose of the Month

Ignite your digestive fire. —by Charlotte Bell Fire transforms—wood into ashes, ice into water and then into steam, raw ingredients into a warming meal. In the Vedas of ancient Ind …

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Yoga Culture

Why can’t we all just get along? —by Charlotte Bell Last month I had the good fortune to attend the Parliament of the World’s Religions. I presented both a yoga class and a musical …

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Eat, Food & Health, Local Harvest

Quince

The autumn fruit of the ancients. —by Charlotte Bell When I first moved into my house back in the 1980s, a main attraction—second only to its proximity to the 9th & 9th Market …

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Move, Yoga

Yoga of Compassion

Opening the Door of Compassion: A response to the tragedy of Cecil. I grew up in a mini menagerie. At various times my family shared our homestead with parakeets, a goat, a horse, …

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Yoga Pose of the Month

A lotus pose for everybody: Supta ardha padmasana. —by Charlotte Bell In 2001, I co-taught a teacher training with Donna Farhi in Vancouver, BC. The 50 attendees were experienced y …

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Yoga Pose of the Month

Tap into the power of your own two feet. —by Charlotte Bell I’ve been blessed with many longtime yoga students. Many have attended my classes for more than 10 years, some for more …

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Yoga Pose of the Month

Finding continunity: Utthita Parsvakonasana. —by Charlotte Bell Name a very basic pose you’ve never seen described in this column. Extra points if you don’t look at the photo. I do …

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Yoga Pose of the Month

Sustainable stretching: Supta Padangustasana. –by Charlotte Bell People begin practicing yoga for many reasons. For me, at least at first, it was mostly curiosity. Many students c …

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Garden, Live, Move, Yoga

The Yoga of Gardening

Poses to practice in the dirt –by Charlotte Bell Springtime signals blooming bulbs, veggie planting and for me, lots of requests from students for yoga poses to counteract the eff …

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Yoga Pose of the Month: On Hip Joints and Humility

Genes and fancy poses. —by Charlotte Bell For the past two years I’ve had the privilege of attending retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center led by Joseph Goldstein. Co-founder o …

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Yoga Pose of the Month

Sway like a palm tree: Talasana is simple, but powerful. —by Charlotte Bell January is a fresh, new canvas on which to paint our intentions. The new year often inspires a commitmen …

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Yoga Pose of the Month

Instant Maui—your 20-minute vacation. —by Charlotte Bell It’s the season of short days, long nights and monumental to-do lists. Pot lucks, parties, concerts and gifting take us out …

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Yoga Pose of the Month

Urdva Mukha Prasarita Padottanasana: Hugging the ground. —by Charlotte Bell I’d like to propose an inevitability to accompany death and taxes: gravity. In fact it’s arguable that g …

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