Tag Archives: Yoga

a precious 5 yoga poses

I’ve called this post, a precious 5 yoga poses for a few reasons. These poses are fundamental, “easy,” and they can be done in any order you want. They are all about alignment, stretch, and posture. With these 5 poses you can calmly enter into a more complex yoga practice, or stay with and learn a […]

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I have regrets

I love doing what I’m currently doing: I love blogging! Years ago when I was teaching yoga, if someone had told me I would one day become a blogger, I would never have believed it. Before that, of course, blogging didn’t even exist—but still, I wish I would have discovered it sooner! At the time, I loved […]

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moved and moving

I moved! I moved from East Midtown, Manhattan to the Upper West Side. It was not exactly fun (what move is?) but I’m happy to be here! I am sitting in my new “office”, the Aroma Espresso Bar. Nice! I live within shouting distance of The Dakota, so I can shout to Yoko Ono, who just might […]



This is Ann Tapsell West. She practices, teaches, and largely lives yoga in San Diego. But that’s not all that Ann does, or is. She travels, she reads, she pays attention to events and—most importantly—to her friends and her students! Ann has always seemed bigger to me than most other people, more fully alive. During the first class I ever took with […]