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A Yogini Looks at 50 (or Why We Should All See Selma)

The carrying power of a bridge is not the average strength of the pillars, but the strength of the weakest pillar. I have always believed that you do not measure the health of a society by GNP but by the condition of its worst off. --Zygmunt Bauman
I started yoga teacher training this week. I love yoga. I have loved it for more than twenty years. It’s a total mind-body-spirit experience. I credit it with helping me heal from the grief of losing my daughter and so much more. So, after a long deliberation about it, I decided it was time I started teaching this practice that has brought so much to my life. The first class was an introduction to a lot of the basic stuff like breathing and meditation. In yoga everything builds from the breath, which is a beautiful place to start, really. We breathe, inhaling to expand ourselves to become all that we can be. Great inhales, we learned, could relieve symptoms of depression. Inhales energize. We exhale and release tension, cooling the body. The…

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