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My Story & Experiences

2 Short Stories: Signs to D.C. & Hot Chapatis

For this month’s Personal Story Challenge, I share two short tales on the lighter side of life. Back in 1997, when I moved back east, I drove my ’78 Toyota pick-up across the country with a friend. I had been living up and down the west coast for several […]

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The Om Stone

Here below is the Om Stone, hand-carved with a hammer and chisel in New York Blue Stone by my brother Jeff – a master mason. The slab is 10 1/4″ wide x 15 3/4″ long x 2″ high and weighs 30lbs. Like all of Jeff’s stonework, it […]

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Personal Story: What is the Goal?

As a kid I was not goal-oriented, and I was even less so in my early twenties. I was – well – meandering. Around that time, I made my first India trip – on bicycle(!), along with my brother. We made the big haul from China over […]

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Trip to NY: Alarming Tour

When I went out to my car – it was still dark outside – I started to pull out of the driveway and noticed that the interior light was on in mom’s car. It was 6:30 in the morning; I was running a touch late on my […]

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Morning Meditation

What a treat in the middle of February – a morning meditation outside. The yogis say that doing meditation outdoors opens new vistas. No longer bothered by all the domestic callings a house contains, the aspirant is unfettered and more free to explore within. Natural surroundings and […]

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Pier Review: TV Interview w/ Wendy Rieger NBC-4

Wendy Rieger, the news anchor of NBC-4, approached me for an interview for her new show, “Pier Review”, in early September. So one morning we sat and talked on her pier and she also came to a class and filmed. That interview began airing (Oct 27, 2010) […]

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An Interesting Week…(Cont)

Well, to continue with our interesting week – it kinda goes like this. Wendy Rieger, the news anchor of NBC (Washington DC), was due to come to our 6p class this past Wednesday to get some video for a story she is doing on Renaissance Yoga. Well, […]

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An Interesting Week…

One of the most enjoyable aspects of teaching yoga is sharing this great practice with all kinds of wonderful people – from all different backgrounds, interests, and ages. In addition to my regular 20+ classes per week or so, this past week (Sep 19 – 25) included […]

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Fall of the Berlin Wall: 20 Yrs After

In 1987, as a teenager, I stood at the border with a friend. We peered down the highway past the guards and decided to go for it. We split up and hitchhiked separately into the city, a 3 1/2 hr drive from the West German – East […]

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How Yoga Helps: Please Do Share

Open any yoga magazine or even the health section of any newspaper, and you will read about the many benefits of yoga: Less stress, greater flexibility, lower blood pressure, deeper sleep, faster recovery time, and so many things. In short, there are numerous ways how yoga helps. […]

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