The Pitfalls of the Knitter’s Craft
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The Pitfalls of the Knitter’s Craft

Five years ago I discovered knitting, and it quickly became one of my favorite pastimes. Working with needles and yarn is a deeply satisfying experience on many levels. The color and texture of the yarn running through your fingers, the rhythm of the needles slipping and sliding away in your hands, the satisfaction of seeing…

Fundamentals Practice: Growing Your Mountain
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Fundamentals Practice: Growing Your Mountain

Mountains grow over the span of generations, the result of massive geological forces as the tectonic plates that cover the earth smash into each other in imperceptibly slow motion. Your Mountain Pose, on the other hand, can grow after just a few easeful poses. About Fundamentals Practices: Fundamentals practices are appropriate for all levels. They…

How to Stand with Poise and Ease, Part 1
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How to Stand with Poise and Ease, Part 1

In my last post, I floated the idea that a person’s physical aspect, their body, was a complex and dynamic organism capable of accommodating multiple directives or intentions, even if they seemingly contradict each other. In this exploration, we’re going to take a look at some of those contradictory intentions as a precursor to finding…