Topic: Yoga

Stabilizing Your Joints

Protect your joints, build stability Instagram may currently dominate and define 21st-century yoga’s outward image, but social media didn’t invent yoga photography. As long ago as …

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Yoga Culture: Animal Wisdom

How to practice yoga wisely in the heat of summer. In early June I visited the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. In my childhood, I’d spent many days wandering around visiting a …

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Yoga: Healthy Boundaries

The teacher-student relationship—again. It seems to happen with alarming regularity that a spiritual teacher is exposed (no pun intended) for having misused his position to take ad …

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Yoga: Practicing Kindness

Gratitude for your mentors. In the past few months, I’ve been exploring metta (kindness) meditation in CATALYST. The first installment covered practicing kindness for an easy being …

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Yoga Culture: Metta Meditation

Practicing kindness toward yourself. (This is the second installment of instructions on kindness practice. Find the first installment in the March 2018 CATALYST: https:// catalystm …

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Yoga: Take a Kindness Break

In recent years, our lives seem to have gotten harsher. Our culture has factionalized. No one wants to listen to anyone with whom they disagree. Dialogue has become not just disres …

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Stop Being Judgy and Unyogic!

How Discernment Got Lost in 21st-Century Yoga. In 1988, I attended my first silent Insight Meditation retreat. I noticed one thing right off—how incredibly out-of-control my mind i …

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Yoga: The Teacher-Student Relationship

When to call the teacher out. As I reel through my Facebook feed today, more than half the posts begin with “Me, too.” This is, of course, the social media request to post these wo …

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MC YOGI & 10,000 Buddhas visit 21st Yoga

On Sunday October 22, MC Yogi and his wife Amanda Giacomini AKA 10,000 Buddhas, made a visit to 21st yoga to promote MC Yogi’s new book Spiritual Graffiti: Finding My True Path, as …

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Corpse Pose

A celebration of life.  In 35 years of practicing asana, only rarely have I heard Savasana, yoga’s final relaxation pose, called by its literal name: Corpse Pose. Whoever thought o …

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Why Yoga Really Is All About the Body

Since yoga entered the mainstream about 15 years ago, I’ve proclaimed again and again that yoga is not just about the physical practice. I spent five years writing a book about the …

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Yoga: Anjali Mudra

Simple greeting or divine salute? Few positions are more ubiquitous in yoga practice than Anjali Mudra (Prayer Position). We often practice Anjali Mudra to begin and end a class. W …

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Happy 1st Birthday 21st Yoga!

    Over the weekend, our friends at 21st yoga celebrated their first birthday. In doing so, they offered a full day of free yoga classes at their studio. As a lifelong sucker for …

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The Wisdom of Humility in Yoga Practice

Adeep sense of humility will help you learn yoga. It is important to remember that no one path or school has a monopoly on the truth. There are excellent and poor practitioners in …

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Localist: Yogi Jessamyn Stanley visits Salt Lake City

Touring for her new book, Everybody Yoga, Instagram yogi from North Carolina, Jessamyn Stanley came to the Main Salt Lake Public Library, not only to chat with us about her book bu …

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