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Conversations from the Mat

A Beginner’s Yoga Journal Part 2; My first yoga class

Yogawoman - Monday, November 28, 2011
By Anita Atherton I attended my first Hatha Yoga class last Sunday. I had to shove all of my body, skill and fashion-based fears aside and come to terms with the fact that I am not Gwyneth Paltrow. You know…doe-eyed; rake thin; ultra-cool; effortlessly chic; clad head-to-toe in ‘Stella McCartney for Adidas’ gear; with ma .....Read On...

When Deep Breathing Causes Panic

Yogawoman - Wednesday, November 16, 2011
When Deep Breathing Causes Panic by Sarah Powers I have trouble with my breathing when I'm asked to calm my breath or to observe it. My mind registers exactly the opposite and I start to suffocate. I suffer from panic attacks, and I understand that proper breathing is at the heart of the practice. How do I rid myself of this menta .....Read On...

A Beginners Journal: YOGA & MEDITATION

Yogawoman - Monday, November 07, 2011
By Anita Quigley Atherton I have been threatening to do Yoga for around 15 years and now, finally, am about to start. No more excuses. Believe me, there have been plenty. At 35 years of age, my well of excuses has dried up so it’s time to “feel the fear and do it anyway” to walk the talk and see what all the hoopla is ab .....Read On...