Category Archives: health

Interview with the Monk arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge as we Occupy Raleigh

Occupy Raleigh and Occupy Wall St. are about a just society.  In yogic terms this means each individual and the societal institutions acting according to the yogic principles of Yama and Niyama.  Completely honoring these principles is not easy, but working toward … Continue reading

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Prison Yoga Practice has employable people available to you!

My yoga students at the minimum security prison are generally nearing the end of their sentences and most work outside the facility during the day.  As discussed elsewhere on the blog, the dedicated yoga students have a much lower reincarceration … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage, Green Smoothies, and Genetically Modified Organisms in the Food Supply

This morning the main headline in the local newspaper is “Amendment on ballot: opposition drive begins SENATE VOTES TO PUT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BAN BEFORE VOTERS.” A smaller headline, beginning at the fold says “Poverty hits record high, Number now 46.2 … Continue reading

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Green Smoothies – the daily routine – at the prison yoga practice

            This morning, I weighed myself and found that I have nine pounds to go to get to the “ideal” weight suggested by a doctor.  After feeding the hounds that will not be denied, our … Continue reading

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Green Smoothie Fasting at the Prison Yoga Practice – getting the hang of it

At first, we tried our favorite juice recipes as smoothies, but some of them did not taste very good!  We experimented around and found a few favorites.  Then we started to feel like we could work the blender and get … Continue reading

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Green Smoothie Fasting at the Prison Yoga Practice – how we started

When you hear the word fasting, you might think of denying yourself, going without, or feeling hungry.  Green smoothie fasting means making drinks with fresh fruits and vegetables and making them your primary diet.  By doing this, you are eliminating … Continue reading

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Fasting – at the Prison Yoga Practice

Dry fasting means not taking food or drink for a period of time.  Many people do this from dawn until dusk or from dawn of one day until dawn of the next day.  Some people do longer dry fasts.  Techniques … Continue reading

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