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Meditations on man’s best friend

Yoga is littered with all sorts of dog memes inspired by asanas named after man’s best friend  – puppy pose, downward- and upward facing dog being the obvious ones. I suspect that the yoga gurus who named these asanas probably lived in close proximity to dogs and might even have

The basics of mastery

(No) Thanks to social media, everyone and their yoga buddy seems bent on nailing some fanciful asana or its variations. “I’m working towards xx arm balance/ inversion/ funky something etc”. Today’s Power flow, Vinyasa and other themed classes are often planned around a peak pose, feeding the desire to glam

Finding length in arm balances

“Lengthen your spine!”   A common cue in any yoga class, it almost reminds you of your mum yelling at you to stop slouching when you were a kid. Elliot showing us how to sit tall. When we think of asanas involving the spine, top of mind are forward folds

In pursuit of pure speech

Clean lines. Minimalist designs. The de-clutter movement aka Marie Kondo.   We are living in times of unprecedented material prosperity, the likes of which our parents and grandparents could only dream of. Yet, for all the material abundance in our modern world, the widespread appeal of an orderly, pared-down-to-the-basics aesthetic

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