Signs Your Grounding Chakra Is Out Of Whack + What To Do About It

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I’m a huge advocate of yoga for so many reasons, but one reason is the grounding benefits from hitting the mat. If you’re familiar with the chakra system, chakra one forms our foundation. It’s our grounding chakra. Unfortunately, many of us have lost our footing; our heads are lost up in the clouds, causing our […]

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 […]

6 Tips for Perfect Balance

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Many asana students struggle with balancing postures. For some people it comes naturally but for others it can feel like you’ll never be able to stand on one leg for more than a few wobbly seconds! And then there’s headstand, scorpion, handstand… Here is my simple guide to better balance. Before we get started I […]

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 […]

The Magic of Midlife – Body Balance for Women in their Prime!

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As women, we are pressured to keep our figures intact and the world around us supports our desire to be thin and svelte. At the same time, we are watching our bodies change – most of which is beyond our control. Midlife hormonal changes take precedent to our old ways of eating what we want […]

Gotta Lotta Vata?

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As the cool chill of winter descends, do you find yourself more anxious, flighty, or forgetful than usual? It may be more than the holiday frenzy that’s got you feeling frantic—it could be that your vata dosha is out of balance. The most likely of the doshas to slip out of balance in any season, […]

Prevention In Mind: 6 Tips for Transitioning into Fall

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September is often seen as the beginning of the fall season and is considered a “joint season” in Ayurveda, because it is a vulnerable time of year when it’s easy to catch a cold or get sick if your life is moving too fast or is out of balance. Slowing down from a busy, fun […]

Asana Addict Corner – Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana)

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My introduction to yoga came through local gym Precision Fitness. I took my first yoga class there the same week I had my first date with my husband, whom I met at that gym. (We also live next door to it… I’d say the gym was a star-crossed place!) Bala Vinyasa Yoga teacher Lynda Waterhouse […]

May-ed For Fitness – Asana Awareness: Side Plank Pose Variation B (Vashistasana B)

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Peanut butter and jelly are long considered to be two good things that just go really darn well together. Two other things that have a love affair? Stability and freedom. Huh? Don’t those sound more like a contradiction? Actually, no. Thousands of years ago, Master Patanjali formed a sentence in the Yoga Sutras that was to go […]

Celebrate Your Strength With The Art of Retreating: For Body and Mind Self-Repair

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“The soul is dyed of the color of our thoughts. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, And what you do is who you become.“ – Heraclitus – Lets face it, we are all moving around too quickly from one meeting to another, one place to the next, our batteries running on empty and then […]