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Growing up in Morton, Illinois, called the “City of beautiful homes”, Lisa Fierer had an almost perfect life. She was the youngest of four children born to Joshua, her well-respected pathologist father and her opera singer mother, Mary. But one day in December 1984, her life was changed forever. Called out of class to the principal’s office, Lisa was told that her mother had been killed and her father was arrested for the crime.

 

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Hanuman: Myth, Mantra and Asana

Hanuman was born on the wind and a prayer. His father was Kesari, a sort of meditating gladiator monkey-like humanoid, called in Sanskrit, a “vanara”. His mother, Anjana, held the essence of her name: “anj” in Sanskrit means reverence. Anjana and Kesari really wanted a kid, and prayed to Lord…

What Is Restorative Yoga? Learn How to Breath Easy

About the same time Staples office supply store debuted their “Easy Button” in 2005, I unexpectedly discovered an easy button on my yoga mat. If you haven’t seen the Staples commercial or you missed their massive Superbowl ad campaign, let me describe it to you: In the TV commercial, a…

Six Restorative Yoga Poses Anyone Can Do

The practice of restorative yoga can be a key component is creating ease and relieving stress in your everyday life, especially if you are recovering from an illness of injury. As Andrea Marcum, owner of U Studio Yoga studio in Los Angeles says, “We use this [restorative] practice to connect…

How to Grieve: The Way You Love

Every human being on the face of the earth has lost something. A loved one, a pet, a job, their youthful innocence, their car keys. And, for the deeper losses, we Grieve. In fact grief is as much a part of life as love is. DABDA: STOP ME IF YOU’VE…

What is Kundalini Yoga? Gaia.com article

There aren’t many things that retain their full potency when they are blended together. Ok, maybe Pert Shampoo and Conditioner. Maybe Simon and Garfunkel. Maybe Cronuts, but that’s about it. In yoga, Kundalini is the exception. Kundalini Yoga is a blend of Bhakti Yoga (the yogic practice of devotion and…

I’m a Bad Mother Brusher

I get to do a lot of fun things as a yoga teacher; one of them of them was giving this interview: Badass Runner-Up Profile: Lisa Fierer I was asked five questions, ranging from “what do you think is the most badass quality about yourself,” to “what would be your…