Category Archives: Exercise

The gentle touch of yoga

Do you start your day agitated by what you have heard on the radio, or calmed by the measured sound of your own breath? That breath will be with you all day long, waiting for you to return to its … Continue reading

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St. Louis, finally we have great 6:30 AM Mysore Ashtanga Yoga!

Centered breathing, focused gaze, tightened core, and ordered movements are one of the best ways to start the day. This is what Mysore Ashtanga yoga is all about. For me it was one of the last pieces to fall into … Continue reading

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Hidden Valley has downhill skiing 40 minutes from St. Louis!

We went skiing today. Downhill skiing. I felt the snow give under my skis, curving left then right, sailing down the open slope. This 310 foot drop is enough to get up some speed, enough that a straight run of … Continue reading

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Imagine leather straps, springs, mirrors, and six women

They hooked up two or three springs, according to how strong we felt, or how hard we liked it. Everyone grabbed the worn stirrups attached to leather straps buckled into place. We lay on vinyl boxes, pulling and stretching, breathing … Continue reading

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