Christopher Maxwell 
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Re: “Richmond City Jail Abruptly Ends Its Much-Praised Yoga Program

I'm a construction contractor and never found any form of Yoga to speak to me until I found Ashtanga. I know from work experience that many convicts will have similar issues as I did ... Ashtanga speaks to the kind of energy levels and contortions needed for a kind of "Ballet" or "Circue De Solei" with tools and construction materials needed to squeeze into some of the crazy spaces left to us for repair of buildings.

I can tell you dozens of moments in construction where I benefited dirctly from the increased flexibility, greater range of the same strength that's more USEFUL because of the same strength over a greater range of movement as well as discerning better the boundary between pain and discomfort and greater detail on the signals my body is sending me when wedged into some aweful sweaty corner of an attic ... nobody there to help or rescue me ... and now I have better feedback to accomplish the job faster with less damage to my body and less stress upon my soul.

How much nicer would construction sites be if more of us became our better selves through Ashtanga?

This particular yoga program is filled with the kind of diversity of sexes, ages, races and life experiences that is only hoped for in "higher rent" yoga studios. This is truly the kind of place you go do be ther better you and not necessarily to "be seen" by the "right people" or the "beautiful people" ... don't get me wrong, ... many of the right people and beautiful people are here ... but deep below their skin and not based on the cocktail circuit or magazine modeling circles. And some of us are also "easy on the eyes", but that's not why anyone comes here!

Its ironic that I have been diagnosed with cancer two years after starting Ashtanga ... but I had the cancer for years before then ... and I can FEEL that I am in better shape to take on the cancer than I would have been had I not started Ashtanga. Its possible Ashtanga just may be a major contributing factor to life vs death.

While its nice that KLM has a program that works for some ... people rarely all respond to the same program the same and we SHOULD have a VARIETY of paths to redemption and progress towards our better selves.

American jails are so so rarely places to become the better you and find a way to become the best you possible when you get out ... this is one of the FEW efforts that COSTS THE JAIL NOTHING and BENEFITS SO MANY who have written letters voluntarily of how it changed their lives.

There's room at the jail for KLM *and* Ashtanga ... but perhaps Scarborough's thesis and friends and ... ahem ... any potential CONTRACTS would fare better if the Richmond Jail were run more like some 3rd world family dynasty ??

Seems to me like there's a potential for CONFLICT OF INTEREST or at least the appearance thereof.

I plan to ask my Council person when the Woody dynasty will be replaced or fix this.

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Posted by Christopher Maxwell on 12/01/2015 at 11:27 PM

Re: “Perly's Goes Dark

As I understand it, this restaurant was stolen from its founder. Maybe its just delayed justice.

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Posted by Christopher Maxwell on 09/05/2013 at 9:04 PM

Re: “After Ugly Split with Holocaust Museum, Jay Ipson Heads to Washington

Good for Jay! Good for the rest of humanity as well since such betrayals can make a human wish for a species transplant.

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Posted by Christopher Maxwell on 12/12/2012 at 11:07 AM

Re: “The Other Cliff

EXcellent example! There are millions like that. Probably one story for each dollar in bonsuses given the thug banksters that got us into the mess in the first place. What is wrong with the Boards of Directors that keep hiring such yahoos?

I've commented to some Rs that "Death is a 100% tax" and I can't be worried about some deficit when lack of health care means I might not be around to care.

They essentially told me to get on with dying. And thus since the purpose of civilization is to protect its members from predators, our civilization is dead.

Posted by Christopher Maxwell on 12/12/2012 at 11:01 AM

Re: “7 Questions With Richmond's Newest Talk-Show Host

Funny how roughly HALF of America votes the OPPOSITE of WRVA's talk show hosts. Why is that a good business plan?

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Posted by Christopher Maxwell on 04/01/2012 at 10:27 PM

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