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Brenda Proudfoot
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For the last thirteen years I have given all of myself to founding and running Valley Yoga. Thanks to recent dramatic events in my life I have taken up painting and found it to be another love alongside teaching yoga.
For the last thirteen years I have given all of myself to founding and running Valley Yoga. Thanks to recent dramatic events in my life I have taken up painting and found it to be another love alongside teaching yoga.

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Llittle Things
I sit before the computer and ask myself if perhaps I no
longer have anything to say.  Perhaps it
is time to stop writing, or attempting to write.  Little thoughts pass through my mind that in some way are
connected to yoga if only because the thoughts or o...
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Unpredictable Bones
In a little funk recently I decided that people in general
rarely do what they say they will, that they/we are generally unreliable.   Then I realized it is really through no
individual fault.   Life is unpredictable
and therefore people, who are impacted b...
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Listening to the Corn
While reading a book on the history of physics, Pythagoras’
Trousers by Margaret Wertheim, I encountered a bit about Barbara
McClintock. If you do not know about her, she is a woman scientist who was
awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.  ...
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“The Quietest Place in the Universe”
This title of an article in Harper’s magazine naturally
caught my attention.   I have studied the
yoga sutras, read the commentaries, memorized a few of them, chanted some of
them (though I make no claim to being anywhere near a scholar of them) and I
alway...
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Zero Phase
Zero phase, in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, is the moment when
the hand is touching the skin but there is no pressure.   During the training, our teacher would come
around and ask the one on the table receiving if the giver was getting their
zero phase.  Very...
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Yoga Nourishment
After a recent conversation I began asking myself:   In what way does my yoga practice provide
nourishment to me? I feel around me, among many I dearly love and those I meet
through my teaching and individual work, a need for the nourishment of the rain
aft...
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The Passing of a Great Being
I have never met B.K.S. Iyengar and I am not an Iyengar
trained teacher.  The stories of this
great being and his way of teaching and practicing are, however, the oxygen
that my own teaching and practice breathes. 
His life has nourished the world in the wa...
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Searching for my Core
A few selections
from Merriam-Webster for the word core: -      a
central and often foundational part usually distinct from the enveloping part
by a difference in nature -      the
usually inedible central part of some fruits -      a
vertical space in a mu...
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Our Yoga Ancestors
Yogini, 1000-1050 India; Kannauj Uttar Pradesh state. Our Yoga Ancestors Yoga The Art of Transformation is currently on exhibit at the
Asian Art Museum in San Francisco through May 25.   It is an easy ride on Bart and well worth the
time and effort.   Yoko ...
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Breath as Beloved: Pranayama
Breathing is about as intimate as it gets.   Every cell of the body requires breath for
what is called cellular respiration – taking in oxygen and releasing carbon
dioxide.   We take in air - our atmosphere
– into our cells.   The pathway is a bit
complex i...
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