Recently, I saw Frank Stella’s lifetime retrospective at the Whitney and was struck by several of the wonderful quotes that explain his work. One in particular: “The essence of freedom…is something that is able to overcome its own boundaries. The question is not only to be able to define things, but also to have the boundaries be felt in the proper way—they are defining, but not limiting.” In many of his early paintings Stella cut canvases that leave open the question of wher
Many of us share this story: We attend a yoga class or two, return with increasing regularity, and soon make room in our lives for our practice. (Some of us even organize our lives around our practice.) It’s something we can’t pinpoint at first, but we recognize its goodness, the way we feel after practice, and it keeps us coming back.
Yoga is endlessly fascinating asking us to coordinate our body parts into a vast array of shapes and examine our possible resistance (physi