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Places to Practice Ashtanga

Looking to practice Ashtanga in the Washington, DC area? You’re in luck, as DC and Northern Virginia has a bounty of powerful, talented teachers… no wonder we have such an inspired (and inspiring!) community of practitioners. The following is a list of places that you can find mysore-style ashtanga vinyasa yoga:   DC Ashtanga @ Kali Yoga Read more about Places to Practice Ashtanga[…]

Bonsai and the Gita: The Living Art of Letting Go

[quote style=”1″]be intent on action, not on the fruits of action. avoid attachment to the fruits. — (Bhagavad-Gita 2:47)[/quote] The walls shook, the windows shattered. Each and every family member was sliced by the implosive force of the atomic bomb. In the back of the Yamaki home was a garden full of exquisite trees. Not Read more about Bonsai and the Gita: The Living Art of Letting Go[…]

“Blackberry Picking” — Seamus Heany

Seamus Heany passed away.  Sparked into a flush of memory by a friend’s lament towards the end of summer, I was coated in the thick stain of Heaney’s lingering words: A extra juicy reading of the poem can be found here, at good ol’ NPR. Blackberry Picking – Seamus Heaney [quote style=”1″]Late August, given heavy rain and sun Read more about “Blackberry Picking” — Seamus Heany[…]