Yoga

Ahimsa and Marketing Your Yoga

There are days that you know what you’re doing is exactly what you’re meant to be doing. It feels like you’re so on top of life! Ready to tackle anything that comes your way! Diving in and jumping off and launching up! All of those fabulous “GO!” words. I realize it doesn’t always work this way. It is nearly impossible to stay in that state for an extended time. It’s an ebb and flow, and that’s a healthy place to [...]

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On and Off the Mat: Balance

“Bring your weight into your left foot, spread the toes and press them evenly into the floor. Engage the thigh to lift the kneecap and draw the bellybutton back. Extend the crown of the head toward the ceiling while the shoulders remain relaxed. Peel the right foot from the floor, heel, arch, toes. Place the sole of the right foot against the left calf and open the knee toward the side as you draw energy toward the center line [...]

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What I Learned NOT Doing Yoga for a Year

“So, are you going to crack all night through this?” My husband asked from the couch where he lounged, reading.  Tonight was my first yoga practice – at least one that was more than a minute or two – for a better part of a year. “No promises,” I replied, stepping back into downward facing dog. Well, I didn’t just crack. I also creaked, groaned, burped, popped, farted, and sighed.  If it had been my first ever yoga practice I would have [...]

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10,000 Footprints

Lord of the Mat

My first yoga teacher was a hobbit. A year later I sat in a large circle on the first evening of my 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training and answered the question “what initially brought you to yoga,” I was met with gasps, glares and giggles when I answered that I came to yoga to impress a girl. And it was true. And it worked. This is not the ideal reason to venture into the world of downward dog and pigeon, but [...]

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