Monthly Archives: November 2013

Eucharisteo: The Doorway to Joy.

Eucharisteo (pronounced: you-CAR-ist-AY-o) is a word in ancient Greek that translates to “thanks-giving” or “the act of giving thanks”. Alone, this word doesn’t carry much weight. Its one of those weird nouns that stands for an action (a gerund, as … Read More

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A Lesson in Perspective

My jaw tightens. My shoulders tense up. My fingers fidget. My right hip screams at me. “GIVE UP ALREADY JENN, GET OUT OF THE POSE RIGHT NOW.” I struggle with the understanding that I’m supposed to stay. I wrestle with … Read More

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Fake it ‘till You Make it

“Fake it ‘till You Make it.” I said those words last week with a dear friend whose boyfriend texted her to tell her that it was over. “Fake it ‘till you make it.” I suggested as she tearfully roared uphill. … Read More

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Are you certified yet?

I went back and forth with a friend from the Baptiste community yesterday over text messages. Our conversation looked like this: K: “Are you certified yet?” Me: “No…I’m being such a loaft.” K: “Get on it! You should be certified.” … Read More

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To Practice or Not to Practice?

I’ve become a master at knowing when I really need yoga. In the past, I wasn’t so good at recognizing this. When life would get overwhelming, when my anxiety would go through the roof or my day just seemed brutal, … Read More

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Does it ever get easier??

Do you ever notice that after you’ve been working on something–be it a new challenge pose, a project, or a part of yourself–that once you think you’ve mastered it, something else comes up in its place almost immediately? You master … Read More

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Why? It Works.

When I first read Kelly’s post asking “Why Baptiste Yoga?”, I could barely wait to get my fingers to a keyboard. When I finally did, what came next? Nothing. Nadda. No words. Now let me help you understand here. It’s … Read More

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Flip it.

Historically, I have not been a good problem-solver. Math was the mortal enemy in elementary school–I remember many nights crying in frustration over one problem on my homework–and I had no patience for puzzles, games of strategy, or even legos. … Read More

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