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Yoga Wisdom at Work by James D. Showkeir, Maren S. Showkeir

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fourTHE THIRD LIMB: POSTURES (ASANA)

You must learn to be still in the midst of activityand to be vibrantly alive in repose.

Indira Gandhi

 

In the last stage of my journalism career, I was lucky enough to work for a newspaper that provided space in the office building for a weekly, hour-long yoga class and paid for a teacher. At 6 P.M. on Tuesday evenings, a dozen or so of us met in a designated conference room, then moved the furniture to create space for our mats.

The class was always in danger of being canceled if our numbers dropped too low. When I would troll my coworkers to look for recruits, I always emphasized the physical and mental benefits of practicing yoga postures. Knowing they were a cynical bunch, I would add, “Mark [Roberts, ...

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