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In this blog, you’ll find Bo’s musings, many of which become published articles. These are no short-form quik-posts, but long-form articles or practical tools to support your practice. We hope you’ll enjoy the blend of yoga, mindfulness, science, psychology, contemplative practice, and therapeutic asana tools.

 

Asana Lab: Trapezius Release

April 21st, 2015 | Leave a Response

Asana Lab: Trapezius Release As we approach the end of winter and begin to rewire our well-earned “Snowmaggedon Posture,” we’re targeting the Trapezius Muscles. Try this fascial release pose to create happy tissue in a tight neck, shoulder, and back. Time 5–10 … [Read more…]

Let’s Just Be Embodied Together

January 25th, 2017 | Leave a Response

Please enjoy our audio recording of “Let’s Just Be Embodied Together,” a body-based version of compassion (lovingkindness) practice, recorded pre-election in November of 2016. Inspired by Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., and the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. … [Read more…]

When Advance Requires a Retreat

January 24th, 2017 | 3 Responses

  At the close of 2016, I embarked on a 10-day silent retreat in western Massachusetts. It was necessary: chronic overwork, multi-tasking, and the political events of the year had fractured my attention and taxed my nervous system. Ten days … [Read more…]

The Beauty of Broken

February 3rd, 2016 | 49 Responses

  I sit quietly, breathing, and gaze out over the Hudson River. The winter sun explodes: fingers of clouds extend as though in supplication, stained pink by the sun’s last vermillion flare. An I.V. tube protrudes from my arm, and … [Read more…]

Of Trauma and Emotional Freedom

April 20th, 2015 | 7 Responses

When I was about sixteen, squirrels invaded our house. They came and went freely and inhabited the attic, where they could be heard running wind sprints across the eaves, usually late at night when we were trying to sleep. F—ing … [Read more…]

What’s up with the Chakras?

June 28th, 2014 | 4 Responses

At first glance, it can be tempting to dismiss the chakra system as an esoteric, new age concept. During my last teacher-training course in Boston, a participant voiced her reservations. “In theory, the chakras are so compelling,” she said. “But … [Read more…]

Israel, from Desert to Sea

February 13th, 2014 | 4 Responses

People often ask why I travel so much to teach yoga. The long plane rides push my body’s limits: 23 hours to Hong Kong, anyone? Nutritional challenges come up as well: why can’t I find cooked greens in Copenhagen in … [Read more…]

Lose Your Momentum ~ Before It’s Too Late

June 6th, 2013 | 6 Responses

Recently, during a therapeutic vinyasa practice at The Yoga Conference in Toronto, the class and I encountered a pivotal learning moment. As we reviewed the transition from Downward Dog into Lunge,  a participant asked about speed. “Intuitively, I get that … [Read more…]

The Importance of Going Backwards

December 20th, 2012 | 2 Responses

In recent weeks, I’ve been struck by the number of healthy, strong yogis in our community that are in the throes of emotional crisis, experiencing panic attacks, anxiety, depression, and grief. At this time, we have more stress and emotional … [Read more…]

Ode to the Unbroken

November 21st, 2012 | 2 Responses

I had a list of things I wanted to write about, including the art of watching and its relation to being present, and the relationship between neuroscience and magic. And I will, later. But something important got in the way. … [Read more…]