Sustaining flexibility of mind, body and attitude

  • The Yoga of Jane Austen

    Ask the millions of Jane Austen fans commemorating the bicentenary of her death today and they’ll tell you: Jane has a way of taking you there. Researchers at Michigan State…

  • Off your butt, Nanna. Almost ANY exercise will do!

    What do a suburban beautician and fresh results from a health study of 6,500 Americans have in common? They both spruik a link between telomeres and aging. When my beautician…

  • What’s in a ‘namaste’?

    Not, apparently, what Nanna thought. To an Indian child it’s a polite version of ‘yo, fossil’ – hello, with a dollop of deference for age. According to an…

  • Don’t go with your song still inside you . . .

    Yoga Nanna added her scratch to the targeted tally of three million viewers for Wayne Dyer’s movie The Shift yesterday.  I just had to.  He was my first. My first pop…

  • Self pity, so seductive

    It’s the emotional equivalent of the rug you catch your foot on every time, even though you know the damn things is there and can’t believe you’ve done it again.…

  • Bhagavad Gita in the Boondocks

    The motel was 20 miles from the university where the graduation was to be held. A small town like Mount Vernon, Ohio, isn’t big enough for the influx of relatives and…

  • XL Yoga fills an XL gap

    One of the biggest lessons I learned teaching lunchtime yoga classes at my office came from my largest students.  We worked in a shabby old building just off the freeway in the…

  • The Mantra Made for Every-day Wear

    My first cab ride back in Chicago fulfilled all expectations. The driver’s aggression crackled inside the stuffy car as he muttered under his breath about traffic, pedestrians,…

  • Boring as . . .

    “Oh don’t go all yoga on me,” he said.  “I never thought of you as boring and I really don’t want to have to start now”.  I laughed.  And…

  • Normal Dog

    Struggling to gain control of her puppy, a young woman walking ahead of me by the beach this morning looked to be in danger of pulling her arm out of its socket as she snapped and…

    Age Quod Agis

    Nanna has discovered the translation of her high school motto – that beacon of right-living illuminating her life path – was wrong! Like Tolstoy’s Ivan Illych,…