Biofluorescent Sea Turtle Discovered!

(via National Geographic) This beautiful biofluorescent hawksbill sea turtle was spotted by scientists off the coast of the Solomon Islands in late July 2015. This dive marked the first time that biofluorescence had been observed in marine reptiles. I hope these luminous little buddies stick around long enough for us to learn more about them, as they are critically endangered, due […]

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On Flow

While houseguesting in Berkeley, California this winter, I was poking around my host’s bookshelves and found a book with a simple monosyllabic title (a marked contrast to the author’s indecipherable name). I got about halfway through Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced chik-sent-mi-hai) before I had to reluctantly move on to my next destination. I spent […]

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Yoga Basics: Cat Cow

Cat-Cow is a simple and gentle way to warm up the spine. In the video below, the lovely Chia-Ti Chiu provides detailed instructions on how to do Cat-Cow, explains the many benefits, and demonstrates the kriya. Try it with her! (Photo by Taner Ceylan)

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Bravo Pancino!!

Oh, this video! Someone’s been reading my diary…. I intend to teach yoga in Italian some day. This helps. Plus, that DOG! Pancino (meaning “tummy”) is a FLAWLESS chihuahua name. L’uomo non è niente male neanche. Mi piace tutti di questo!

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Yoga Basics: Balasana (Child’s Pose)

Yes, that is early adopter Audrey Hepburn in an impeccable Child’s Pose. This resting posture is also referred to by its Sanskrit name, Balasana (bah-LAHS-anna), and can alternately be called Baby Pose (not to be confused with Happy Baby Pose). It relaxes and releases the lower back while gently stretching the thighs and hips. Practicing […]

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Gorgeous Yoga Sand Sculpture and Time-Lapse Video

From Colossal Art and Design: “Similar to a camera capturing multiple exposures in a single image, artist Katie Grinnan created this sculptural time-lapse of her body moving through a daily yoga routine using sand, plastic, and enamel. The end result is representative of both time and form as each split second is layered onto the […]

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