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However too many stringent rules may be an impediment to the growth of tourism in the country.
Strangely, one of the deep gifts of solo asana practice--the poses themselves--can be an impediment to yoga.
It's the first time the Kirk's top cleric has said a minister's sexuality should not be an impediment.
Pedreira was presented with what amounted to a "don't ask, don't tell" scenario in which she was told her private life wouldn't be an impediment to her job, so long as her homosexuality was not discussed in the workplace.