AuthorAlexandra Samet

A Yogi At Every Decade — How Does Your Practice Change As You Age?

I began stretching as I prepared for my daily yoga practice, in a class that was particularly crowded. The diverse assortment of yogis resembled a selection of fine wines. Some were full-bodied, some lighter, some sweeter, some stronger, and some older. Yet, all of them had a lovely taste — for yoga. I noticed a woman with greying hair and creases lining her forehead. The irises of her green eyes...

I Get By With A Little Help From My Insta-Yogi Friends

Abby and I had just met on a Costa Rica yoga retreat and she would introduce me to something that would change my life. We practiced Sun Salutations against a sea-foam backdrop, that turned white as it crashed against powder browned with volcanic ash. We were cheered on by the high-pitched chirp of exotic birds, their cries so emphatic that they could be mistaken for competitive parents at their...

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