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Body Scann

By Michelle Azar

2 weeks ago

Week two of my MBSR class. the 8 week series created by Jon Kabot-Zin.  This revolutionary Mindful Based Stress Reduction program was created for the patients of University of... read on

  • The Yoga Cocoon

    By Michelle Azar

    3 weeks ago

    I remember having a semi breakdown in the final weeks of our yoga training program. I was sitting on my then frayed, purple mat, in the airy room that had become my home for those few lovely months in Venice. Sacred Movement, now EXHALE, hosted this certification program led by the... read on

  • Leggo My Ego

    By Michelle Azar

    December 26, 2014 | 6:13 pm

    Recently I realized how much I like being right. In fact, I was so certain about my right-ness in a particular situation that I was stunned when a very trusted friend and advisor had an alternate take.

    And all at once, I remembered something I learned years ago when I first... read on

  • A little Boost

    By Michelle Azar

    December 8, 2014 | 6:12 pm

    Sometimes, a little encouragement from your teammates goes a long way. Even in the yoga room. I say even, because I know in our practices we are supposed to be deeply invested in our breath and not at all interested in the acrobatics suggested to us by our teachers.

    Yet, every... read on

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  • A little Boost

    By Michelle Azar

    December 8, 2014 | 6:12 pm

    Sometimes, a little encouragement from your teammates goes a long way. Even in the yoga room. I say even, because I know in our practices we are supposed to be deeply invested in our breath and not at all interested in the acrobatics suggested to us by our teachers.

    Yet, every... read on

  • When life imitiates…. Life

    By Michelle Azar

    November 18, 2014 | 5:07 pm

    When I moved to Los Angeles some years ago, I kept myself in little compartments. I kept two sets of clothes in the car at all times-audition length and synagogue sized. Once I started practicing yoga, I added 2 more sets of clothes-yoga gear that I would trade out, often while I... read on

  • When life imitiates…. Life

    By Michelle Azar

    November 18, 2014 | 5:07 pm

    When I moved to Los Angeles some years ago, I kept myself in little compartments. I kept two sets of clothes in the car at all times-audition length and synagogue sized. Once I started practicing yoga, I added 2 more sets of clothes-yoga gear that I would trade out, often while I... read on

  • Trust Games

    By Michelle Azar

    November 5, 2014 | 9:33 am

    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about trust. How many things a day depend on basic trust.

    For instance, I trust that I will wake up, in the bed I slept in, and with some stability, walk myself over to the bathroom. Or toward the kitchen, where I trust my need for something hot to... read on

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