“Nah, yoga’s not for me. I’ve never been flexible.” It may be the number one reason I hear from people who are unwilling to even try a yoga class. Well, if being flexible means some of the extreme postures some highly experienced yogis can do, then none of us are particularly flexible. But we aren’t…

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I spent some time today looking at the dictionary for definitions, antonyms, synonyms and usage for the word stiffen as in ‘to stiffen the spine.’ I’ll spare you the details, but as you might imagine, the term is connected with courage, standing up for what you believe in, and strength. Now all of those sound like…

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A couple of weeks ago in a post about stretching, I mentioned the concept undergirding one of my favorite graduate classes –  the idea that one of the skills of leadership is being able to envision the future. And so we studied leadership by reading novels and enjoying the ability of novelists to imagine a variety…

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When we think of yoga, at least before we take a class, we often think of someone twisted into a human pretzel. Like this: – or some of those really crazy ones where you can’t quite figure out what leg is connected where. That’s the physical version of tying oneself in a knot, but we…

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As we reach the middle of May, the academic year begins to wind down. Many campuses have already celebrated their graduates with one version or another of a commencement ceremony. Some are still to come – final papers in my class are due today. But I think all of us would agree that this semester…

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