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To Sit or Not to Sit? What Sitting in Bikram Yoga Says About You

Ok, you are no longer a beginner to this yoga thing. Or, maybe you are, but you struggle every day to continue pushing through every posture.   My question to you is, “Why are you struggling?” The second you begin to struggle, you are forgetting the first step of every posture, which is normal breathing.  Yes, this breathing rate might …

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Focus

Focus.  Focus is a very small word with a large implication.  The meaning isn’t really that heavy.  Focus (cognitive process), as defined by wikipedia means, “Attention…The cognitive process of selectively concentrating on one aspect of the environment while ignoring other things.”  The action of focus though is much harder than the definition would make it out to be.  When was the last …

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The quest for coconut water

Today on my way to yoga I had a quest for coconut water.  The faddy fluid you can find at any gas station in Washington, was eluding me in my new city of Nashville. What also seems to be eluding me is the etiquette ingrained in me from my Redmond Bikram studio.  Here everyone breathes loudly through their mouth.  They …

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Sweet Potato Hash

This weeks’ training has started off strong.  Sunday I had a great long run!  Monday I had a medium distance recovery run in the sun + bikram yoga.  Tuesday I hit my best mile repeats in over a year + yoga!  Today I rest!  On the training calendar it says x-train or rest and my body said todays’ workout will …