Yoga & Winter Seasonal Changes

“This season of the year grinds the very soul out of me.  My nerves lose their tone, my teeth ache, and my courage falls to the bottomless bottom of infinitude.”

– Henry Adams in a letter to Charles Milnes Gaskell, 1869

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Can Yoga Help Seasonal Allergies?

As the trees and flowers burst into their spring brilliance, those who suffer from seasonal allergies quickly shift their immune systems into high gear to deal with the pollen.  It’s been a week of students walking into class with itchy, swollen eyes, runny noses, congestion, sinus headaches, coughing, worsening of asthma and fatigue.  “Can yoga help allergies?” has been the question of the week.

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Space

My next purchase will be a telescope.  Until then, when the evening sky is clear, a few times a week you can find me standing in my yard, activating my Star Chart application and lifting my iPhone to the sky. I can now observe the intricate web of relationships between the stars, planets and galaxies, seeing views of the cosmos above and below the line of the horizon.  This performance is in real time and yes, it is all viewed from my 2×4 iPhone – the modern-day-mini-version of the telescope.

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Why Yoga?

I recently presented to a small group of individuals who were curious about yoga.  Many in the group had heard about yoga, had watched yoga DVD’s, or had friends or relatives interested in yoga.

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