Coming Back to Self and Opening to Grace

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Do you ever think that life is totally bizarre? Are you ever curious as to why things happen and why you are faced with certain life experiences? I sure am! Life happens and we cause some situations while other situations we have no control over. I am truly beginning to understand that every situation in […]

TA – DA! TADASANA (MOUNTAIN POSE)

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Asana Addict Tadasana Mountain Pose In the treasure trove of a book that is Light on Yoga, the author, renowned yoga teacher B.K.S. Iyengar, writes this sentence regarding Tadasana, or Mountain Pose: “It is…essential to master the art of standing correctly.” The art…? Of standing correctly? I don’t know about you, but when I think […]

The Power and Possibility of Choice

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The practice of Yoga teaches us to be connected first and foremost to our own body and breath. From that basic connection we become aware of our thoughts, emotions, feelings, and bodily sensations. As we intimately (into-me-see) connect to ourselves, we come home to our true essence and source. As this connection strengthens so does […]

The Cause of Inflexibility

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Many people come to yoga to gain range of motion (ROM) and flexibility. Having an understanding of how your body gets stronger and flexible may create more compassion, patience and ease on your yoga journey. The human body is brilliant and can adapt to most anything. Therefore, challenging your body is essential for growth. By […]

Asana Addict Corner – Half Couch Pose (Ardha Sayanasana)

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Couch pose. Ha. Those ancient yogis sure did have a sense of humor. Instead of naming whatever position most closely resembled a body comfortably sprawled out on squishy-soft pillows munching on popcorn “Couch pose,” they instead bestowed the “Couch” title to the pose where you balance upside-down on both elbows only. But embracing that little […]

Have a Transformation to Your Relationship to Work!

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“It seems the harder I work, the more luck I have.” -Thomas Jefferson Our body operates like a machine, utilizing laws of physics and a systematic lever system to make movements. We are made up of structural bones, muscles that move bone, ligaments that connect bone to bone, and tendons that connect muscle to bone. […]

Your Wisdom Lies Within

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“Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious.” ~Carl Jung To grow and transform into our greatest selves requires us to be curious about what we don’t know about others, our situations in life, and ourselves. As Baron Baptiste says, consider that your greatest opportunity for growth occurs in the areas […]

Asana Addict – Tree Pose (Vrksasana)

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At first I was going to share with you that the sensation of my standing ankle burning after a looong balance sequence could quite possibly be my least favorite physical sensation in asana practice. Then my brain offered up, “What about abs though?! Whew!” True. Another thought chirped in its two cents, “And how about […]

Humanity

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Being in Kenya teaching yoga to people from all over the world made the planet seem so small to me. I saw how insignificant my personal preferences are and how profoundly similar we all are. Confusion and war happens when we don’t understand each other. We as humanity have a lot of work to do […]

Spreading The Power of Yoga!

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Do you know how lucky you are? Everyday, every moment, we all have an amazing opportunity to forge a new path for ourselves; we hold the power to change our energetic ways, positively affecting the world we live in. I say; take it, embrace it, work it and let your light shine!  Through the continued […]