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I was a yoga enthusiast back in the sixties. I was as keen on the philosophy as I was on the exercises. I now teach world religion courses for Thomas Edison State College and have been taking three kundalini yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) classes a week on top of about a 2 hour sadhana every day. I have been cross-referencing this practice with the teachings of Swami Satyananda Saraswati of the Bihar School of Yoga.

Besides doing some yoga, I was never very athletic as a child, but became more active as I got older (the reverse of what most people do). I hiked a lot when I lived in Santa Fe, but I didn't do much disciplined exercise. I moved to Portland, OR and join two different fencing clubs. I started working out to become a better fencer. I then caught the running bug and tried marathon training. I got through several physical hurdles, but was finally stopped by plantar fasciitis. I came back to yoga to work on the root cause of the pain in my heel.

3HO's Kundalini Yoga fit my needs the best. I get a large variety of workouts that offer great stretches, cardio and strength-building that I believe rivals most pilates workouts. The voluminous works of Swami Satyananda are giving me a more comprehensive and detailed knowledge about kundalini and tantric yoga. Starting next September I will be taking classes to become a yoga teacher.

I signed on with SparkPeople to monitor my protein intake. I have hay fever and have gone to a naturopath for help. I am vegan and she is concerned that I may not be getting enough protein. My wife is exploring raw foods and, with her smoothies, food preparation, etc., so far it seems that I am getting plenty of protein. It's great that this program allows me to track this on my cell phone.

Member Since: 5/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 36,215

My Goals:
Improve my general health.

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Kundalini Yoga through classes given by Portland 3HO.

Also, extensive study of kundalini yoga and tantra through the works of Swami Satyananda Saraswati of the Bihar School of Yoga.

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I am originally from Texas. My wife and I raised a family in Santa Fe, NM and then moved to Portland, OR in 2004.

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My name is Bob Price. I am a woodwinds player in Portland, OR. I currently play Balkan music with The Mora and teach music at an elementary school in Portland Public Schools. I also teach world religion and liberal arts courses online for Thomas Edison State College.

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    Hello I'm Esther.
    2259 days ago
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    this long 3 day weekend. Happy Labor Day! Be safe, be heathy, stay on track. You have worked to hard to blow it now. NOT worth it! You can still have fun. You can do this!

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    2425 days ago
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    Wishing a happy, safe, and healthy holiday weekend! Hoping you don't come into contact with the crazies that drink and drive. Hoping there are no mishaps with fireworks. Hoping you stay away from an even bigger dilemma - blowing your diet. Stay on track; you worked too hard. All dangers in my book!

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    2488 days ago
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    For each petal on the shamrock
    This brings a wish your way-
    Good health, good luck, and happiness
    For today and every day.

    Happy St. Patty’s Day and make it a healthy one too!
    Try my favorite Green St. Patty’s Day Recipe.

    Mint-Lime Spring Green Fruit Salad

    1 avocado, diced
    1 green apple, sliced thin, dime-sized slices
    1 lime, squeezed (add a touch of zest too if you’d like)
    2 kiwis, sliced into thin rounds
    2 Tbsp raw or roasted/salted pistachios
    2 fresh mint sprigs, remove and chop leaves
    1 Tbsp maple or agave syrup
    *mint for garnish
    (This can be made with or without nuts to accommodate allergies.)

    Chop, squeeze and peel all ingredients.
    Add to a large bowl.
    Toss well with spoon.
    Serve immediately or cover and chill until ready to serve.
    Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

    2596 days ago
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