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Setting Intentions for 2017

My teacher, Gary Kraftsow, likes to ask this question: what’s stronger, your intentions or your habits? For all of us making a New Year’s resolution to break a bad habit (the same one? Yet again???), the answer’s clear: habits are ingrained, and unconscious,…
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Light Practice for Dark Days

Have you noticed those holiday lights coming on earlier and earlier each year? There was a piece on my local news channel 12 about the Ridge Hill Shopping Center in Yonkers, where I teach on Mondays, displaying holiday lights BEFORE…
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Fall Focus

For many of us, the shortening days of this season signal an end to the relatively languid days of summer and a need to rev up for school, work, and fall activities. I remember how I felt as a kid…
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Too hot for yoga?

Too hot to do yoga? When it’s hot and humid, it can be difficult to get motivated to do anything that requires movement. But yoga can actually help you cool down! Try taking long, smooth, slow breaths without force or…
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Spring Cleaning

During the winter months, even a winter that has been as mild as this past one,  we tend to contract inward against the dark and the cold. I’ve spent many evenings over the past few months sitting in front of the…
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Yoga for Osteoporosis

I’ve been following the work of Dr. Loren FIshman, a physiatrist at Columbia University and an Iyengar Yoga teacher and practitioner. He has singlehandedly run a study on the effect of yoga on osteoporosis, an issue dear to my bones,…
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Holiday Bloat

I recently went on a campaign to try to eat more mindfully. Before I reach for seconds or grab the bag of trail mix, I try to ask myself – do you really want that, or is this movement of…
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