When I designed the Leadership Yoga workshop, I picked four basic standing poses : Mountain Pose, Tree Pose, Triangle Pose, and Warrior Pose II. I’ve written about Mountain Pose and we’ll learn about Tree Pose later. I chose Triangle Pose, Trikonasana, because it’s an unusual posture as it asks us to move and bend to the side…

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This morning didn’t go quite as planned. Nothing major, just a series of small computer frustrations added to reading the morning news and writing that wasn’t going well. So, I stopped. I stopped trying to make this newsletter format properly. I stopped reading the news. I stopped trying to make the morning go the way I…

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Tadasana One of the virtues we often ascribe to mountains is strength. It is also one of the attributes we want in leaders. But it is important to remember that there are many kinds of strength. Our current campus situation is a great example. In March, campus leaders needed the strength to make difficult decisions…

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What most of us know about yoga before ever taking a class are the postures. Only one part of a complex system, these postures, called asanas in Sanskrit, were designed to help practitioners develop strong, flexible bodies to enable sitting for extended periods in meditation. Now, whether or not we wish to practice meditation, they…

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“Do you ever have to yell at your staff?” The question was posed to me some time ago by my dance instructor. A dance studio is its own mostly self-contained world and I had been taking lessons for sometime before people learned that I was a vice president at a local university. Only a few…

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