Yoga for Lifers

February 23rd, 2014 by Dearbhla Kelly

Last December I visited a state prison in Northern California (Deuel Vocational Institute) and not only had the opportunity to teach yoga to inmates but also to talk with them afterward about their yoga practices. It was an incredibly profound and humbling experience. To a man they were articulate, eloquent and astute. In terms of […]

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Warrior Yoga

February 23rd, 2014 by Dearbhla Kelly

Sunday, April 5, 1999. A couple of friends and I took the bus into the city center and hit one of our favourite bars. I clearly remember my outfit: black lacy underwear bought the previous year while on vacation in Chicago, a black sequined dress given to me by my dad for Christmas, knee-high black […]

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Reclaiming Joy

February 23rd, 2014 by Dearbhla Kelly

Like most long-term yoga practitioners and teachers, gratitude is the heart of my practice; yoga connects me to a wellspring of joy and brings meaning and depth to my whole life. Practicing yoga has changed me, made me calmer, less anxious, more equanimous. It’s given me a physiological way to deal with trauma that was […]

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10 Ways Yoga Can Help Your Marriage

February 23rd, 2014 by Dearbhla Kelly

“Yoga” translates as “union.” The tradition teaches that the union we’re seeking begins with ourselves and ultimately extends to all beings and to the universe itself. Marriage is also a union, a union of two persons committed to sharing their lives in a loving relationship. Here are 10 ways yoga can help your marriage: Read […]

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How New-Agey, Trite Affirmations Can Lead Us to Happiness

February 23rd, 2014 by Dearbhla Kelly

Plasticity is the brain’s ability to reconfigure itself, to establish and dissolve connections between its different parts.No doubt you’ve heard the phrase ‘neurons that wire together fire together,’ but what exactly does it mean? When one neuron (nerve cell) wants to ‘talk’ to another, it communicates by way of an electrochemical signal. An electrical signal […]

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Photos by Robert Sturman.

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