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[caption id="attachment_3482" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com[/caption] Headstands are hard. Doing the standing splits is hard. Balancing our body weight on our big toe is hard. Twisting our spine into a pretzel is hard. And yet, that’s not what scares us about doing yoga. What...

[caption id="attachment_3476" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com[/caption] Yoga is only practice. The game we’re training for is life. But the good news is, the postures provide us with an intuitive structure that helps us more effectively meet the requirements of living. Our cardiovascular strength physically prepares...

[caption id="attachment_3465" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com[/caption] In the kitchen, a watched pot never boils. In yoga, a watched clock never ticks. Ask anyone who practices regularly. It's not another cliché. Yoga is a modern manifestation of the theory of relativity. Whatever you are waiting for,...

[caption id="attachment_3441" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com[/caption] In hatha yoga, we perform a series of postures in which we balance on one foot at a time. These poses are long and demanding, calling upon tremendous strength in the core and leg muscles, as well...