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In addition, in-flow of groundwater to the auger-holes proved to be an impediment to the augering process.
Strangely, one of the deep gifts of solo asana practice--the poses themselves--can be an impediment to yoga.
Besides the potential management difficulties of a larger organization, there is the risk that bureaucratic inertia in a larger agency could be an impediment to the process of innovation.