Light Your Fire: An Affirmation of Personal Power

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This mornings yoga class at Karma Yoga was hot and passionate; the “fun factor” was high and the music was right on cue! “Change” by Natalie Merchant was a particular favorite today – we placed it twice. Following a sequence of fiery core strengthening exercises all beings were able and ready to move from a […]

The Top 5 Health Benefits Of Daily Yoga

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Daily Yoga: The Key to a Healthy Life Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years throughout the world, but just in the past decade it has become extremely popular in America. So what’s the big deal? While that’s a loaded question, we have some answers for you. Here are the top five reasons you […]

Not Just For Beginners: Viparita Karani (Legs-up-the-Wall Pose)

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Reset your mind and renew your spirit with this restorative posture. We all need survival strategies to help us maneuver through life’s difficult days with some measure of sanity and grace. When the world threatens to overwhelm us, we need a way to hold ourselves together until the stormy weather passes or perhaps simply a […]

Celebrate Your Strength With Your Breath! Feeling Anxious? Try Breath Work

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“Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders.” – Andrew Weil, M.D. Since breathing is something we can control and regulate, it is a useful tool for achieving a relaxed and clear state of mind. I recommend three breathing […]

Last Years New Years; Message Moving Into Stillness – The Peace Within

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This is not my New Years message for 2012 (still a work in progress), but rather a reiteration of my message from 2011. Sort of like reading a favorite book over and over again because it makes sense and always feels good to do so. Perhaps rereading reminds us of what we deeply desire, provides […]

Surprise People With Love

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No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. — Albert Einstein Seek first to understand. – Steven Covey My boss Mike was in a snit the other day. The new biller he hired was not working out and we therapists were not getting our payments from the insurance companies. […]

21 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 17 – 20-Minute Core Focus

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We are nearing the end of our 21 Day Yoga Challenge! Today’s 20 minute practice focuses on building a strong core and amazing abs. Focus on breathing, tightening your core, and practicing some amazing yoga today. Stay strong – we hope by now you’re craving your daily yoga! Courtesy of Yoga Journal. Here are some […]

21 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 16 – 15-Minute Morning Sequence

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Today’s yoga challenge for our 21 Day Yoga Challenge is a quick 15 minute morning sequence designed to wake you up and ready you for the day! So when you get up, grab that yoga mat by your bed and find your center. This video helps you to link your breath to your movements – […]

21 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 11 – 30-Minute Aligning and Refining Practice

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Today’s yoga challenge in our 21 Day Yoga Challenge is designed to align and refine your backbends through this series of standing and floor poses. If, like Lauren, the word backbends might scare you, challenge yourself today and remember to only do what your body is able to do. Don’t push yourself to the point […]

21 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 9 15-Minute Morning Sequence

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Today’s yoga practice as part of your 21 Day Yoga Challenge is a wonderful 15 minute practice to perform in the morning to awaken your senses. You will learn how to connect your breath with your movements to awaken and energize you in the morning before you head to work, take the kids to school, […]