Jewish Journal

Showing Up

By Michelle Azar

December 21, 2012 | 11:43 am

Mine was a messy practice this morning. And I’m not being hard on myself. I rushed through the standing postures, barely breathing the full 5 counts, just dying to get to the seated... read on
  • moon day musings (AND FREE CLASS ON SUNDAY)

    By Michelle Azar

    December 14, 2012 | 3:35 pm

    Early in my Ashtanga Yoga life, ashtanga meaning the Sanskrit word for eight limbed and the type of yoga I like to practice, I noticed the similarity to Jewish holiday observances. Though it is a daily and unchanging practice, there is no practice held customarily on Saturday.... read on

  • Stretches

    By Michelle Azar

    December 7, 2012 | 11:01 am

    Hope you all stay warm and dry this weekend, and remember to stretch! As we move into the winter months, our bodies tend to tighten up. Even if you have no time for class, which is always a misleading statement 'cuz we can make the time for anything that feels important!, do this:

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Michelle fell in love with the practice of Ashtanga Yoga, the system of Hatha Yoga taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, some 13 years ago while doing a play in San Francisco. Having...

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