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Category Archives: Yoga philosophy
A note to my veterinary colleagues
I thought of you today. Whether you are still in veterinary college, out in private practice, working in academia or industry, I offer the following to you.
Doggy Dharma Quotes
“Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it and gnaw at it still.” Henry David Thoreau “Be the person your dog thinks you are.” J.W. Stephens “The way the dog trots out the … Continue reading
The Fearless Heart – A Workshop with Michelle Marchildon
Witty, former journalist. Soccer Mom. Yogini. You can add eloquent and insightful to the list of words that describe Michelle Marchildon. She’s the author of “Finding More on the Mat: How I Grew Better, Wiser and Stronger through Yoga“.
Addicted to my iPhone?
“My kingdom for my iPhone!”, to paraphrase a famous quote. I left my cell at home today.
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Why do I teach yoga?
The first day of ESY Teacher Training (Season 2) was this past Sunday. Such a pleasure to meet this group of motivated yoginis! In one of our breakout discussion groups, someone asked me why I decided to teach.
Falling in love with reading…again
Do you remember propping yourself up in bed, under the covers, with a flashlight and a good novel? This summer, I rediscovered my local public library because they introduced electronic book loans. And, most exciting of all, I could download … Continue reading
A weekend with Betsey Downing
What does it take to get to the next level, in yoga or in life? I picked up some how-to tips by attending a sold-out weekend of workshops at Eastside Yoga Studio, featuring Betsey Downing. She is a certified Anusara … Continue reading
Posted in Anusara, Yoga philosophy Tagged Betsey Downing, Eastside Yoga, handstand, matrika shakti 1 Comment
Can we really have it all? In reading one of my on-line veterinary journals, I came across an article on how to assess life balance. It used an image of a wheel with spokes. Each spoke represented an area or … Continue reading
Posted in Yoga philosophy Tagged 8 To Be Great, balance, Eastside Yoga Studio, life balance, Richard St. John 2 Comments
Something left over for me
I’m physically tired. There’s been a lot going on. I had appointments on Saturday AM, then was off to the clinic’s summer party in the afternoon. I taught two yoga classes on Sunday and did yard work for the remainder … Continue reading
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Downward Dog DVM celebrates 1 year!
Don’t you ever wonder where the time goes? It’s been one year since I started this blog. Wow! I’m so happy to be able to write that down. Here are some of my musings on this auspicious occasion…