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Kind Ambition, Yoga Journal, May 2006

The idea that yoga can offer practical lessons for coping with ambition seems most dubious. Yet yoga and ambition aren’t such an odd couple after all, I learned while researching this story. Nothing’s wrong with ambition (thank heavens!) so long as you go after your goals the right way. Here are some questions to ask yourself if you think you are in danger of either becoming a lazy slug or driven to distraction. And here’s the scoop on working with your "edge" –the line between pushing yourself too hard and taking things too easy.