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Yoga, yoke, yolk

Yoga is a Sanskrit word that means “he yokes,” akin to the Latin, to join. To yoke is to join—typically two animals. The physical thing that ties them together is also the yoke. In yoga I think about that yoke—that thing that yokes as the breath, bonding both body and mind to it and thereby [...]

Continual Motion

I think the non yoga world thinks that yoga consists of striking a pose and holding it. No doubt a lot of beginning Yoga students think this as well. But instead it’s continuous movement, even as it appears that the body is still: checking in; tuning up; breathing into; releasing over. I’m always checking into [...]