monthly archives: January 2007

Well, I’m doing swimmingly, thank you.

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Because I work for a company and because companies like to do “team” events, one of our corporate team-building thingies this year is the Malibu Triathlon. If we were really team-building we’d do each of the three events tied to … Continue reading

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What the brahmacharya??

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Roberto is in town taking Shiva’s ayurveda workshop and so we practiced together yesterday and then went to Urth for dinner. Yoga3 is taking off for him and Chanel which is so super cool. There’s a generation of us that … Continue reading

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Updates: cleanse, poles, and the like

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I’m on Day 5 of my 21 day cleanse. I am measuring success by temptation since my resolve to finish is firm. I am more or less unmoved by breads, muffins, etc. Coffee doesn’t have my number, nor alcohol. However, … Continue reading

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I Love Teaching

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That is all. It is the virtues, not the faults…which constitute one’s true legacy. — Gandhi

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Cleansing 101

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Caveat emptor: I am not a doctor, don’t want to be a doctor, and in fact, don’t even know a doctor. Well my friend Margaret is an Oriental Medicine doctor, so that counts, but I digress. The point is this: … Continue reading

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Ask and you’ll receive.

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No, I didn’t get hives. But, I am officially so sick of sugar that I woke up this morning and realized I *want* a cleanse. Not I “need” a cleanse, or I “should” do a cleanse… Nope — I WANT … Continue reading

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sugar is puke

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I totally tried to make it through a whole day w/out any refined sugars (damn that Seane Corn – I prefer avoidance). I nearly crushed it and then Dre went to Doughboys and brought me home some red velvet cake … Continue reading

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YJ Conference and stuff

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First of all — hello Wisconsin. You guys are totally rad. *** Second, I just returned from YJ conference in SF. I really like seeing 100s of yogis descend upon an urban hotel. Especially the Kundalini ones since they don’t … Continue reading

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Chain mail blows

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I received the following chain mail from my aunt (whom I love and who loves to send chain mail) in my inbox this morning. I consider her bright so I’m completely confused.Money Angel This is a money angel Pass it … Continue reading

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New like me.

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I totally love teaching beginners. There’s an earnestness that I’m inspired by and a wonder that makes me remember. They exclaim things like “I can’t believe how good I feel!” and “I can feel the openess in my body for … Continue reading

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Happy MLK Jr day.

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For a while now I’ve been wrestling with the paradox of practicing at your edge AND resting b/c you’re listening to your body. At the surface the two commands appear contradictory, and depending on the teacher uttering them, they can … Continue reading

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Pole position

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Yesterday we had the Grand Opening at Your Neighborhood Studio and so much fun! 6 or 7 of the students in my class yesterday were brand new to yoga. I love teaching beginners because it reminds me of what it’s … Continue reading

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Did I already tell you this?

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Here’s the new Starlite Desperation song. A funny thing happened in Amoeba after I first moved here. Hav was desperate for Desperation. Their latest album is being sat on by a record company and they have this bad ass heavy … Continue reading

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I mock the iMock, a little.

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Steve Jobs, do you know something the rest of us don’t? I’m not talking about the iPhone, though I am wildly excited about that. No, this is much bigger than the iPhone, the new Shuffle, iTV, or the latest iTunes … Continue reading

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Why? and other questions I can’t answer

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Yoga Blog, on your right. The biggest shift occurred in my teaching recently when I started being the kind of student I’d want to teach to: The kind of student who is open to learning and unselfish. (Yes, I’ve tried … Continue reading

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9 1/2 weeks

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Poor Ohio State. Owwwieee. *** I found my new best friend. It’s red and strawberry-ish, $10.50 a lb. and I found it in this candy / card store on San Vicente. I am dreaming about it right now. That licorice … Continue reading

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I Wanna be Meditated

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The other day I snapped a picture of some trees in a Brentwood neighborhood, since the leaves were a brilliant red and I wanted to capture what Fall is like in LA. In January. But I can’t find the attachment … Continue reading

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Do they make trumpets for fat fingers?

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During 2005′s Epic Break-Up, we split our belongings, as broken couples do, and dramatically moved to opposite ends of the country. Dissolutions can be messy, though ours was not; one of our most difficult decisions was who would get the … Continue reading

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january 3

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I had this dream last night that I walked into this bathroom to brush my teeth and David Spade was in there. I asked him how he pulls off being weird all the time. (Is David Spade *really* weird? I … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

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Happy Birthday, D! You light up my life and stuff. ***I’m about to fall over from a case of extreme sleepiness so I’ll make this quick. Austin = SO MUCH FUN. I taught three classes and had the best time! … Continue reading

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