Just In Time

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Every Sunday evening I ask myself, what will the theme for my classes be this week? What knowledge or wisdom will I offer my students to help bring love, light, and joy to their day, and into their hearts. Will I even have a theme, or fly by the seat of my pants? I’m quite […]

Meditation is a Powerful Medication: A Cardiologist Explains

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On a visit to a cardiologist’s office with your elderly aunt just released from the hospital for heart issues, you carefully take notes. You record the recommendations to avoid smoking, to walk daily, and to eat a Mediterranean style diet. You write down the prescription medications that she is supposed to take each day. As […]

Music Opens The Heart: A Cardiologist’s Joyful Yoga Playlist

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“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.” So said Maria von Trapp, and perhaps you have felt the same way during a yoga practice or workout filled with music. From the time I was a child I have found that a wide spectrum of musical styles speak to […]

Healing in Families

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If you let something go and it’s meant to be, it will come back to you is how the saying goes. I recently received a phone call from my sister who’s a few years older than I am and with whom I shared a bedroom for most of my childhood. I know a phone call […]

Elevate instead of Medicate

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Looking outside of ourselves to feel better is more common than white on rice. Before I came to yoga and meditation, that was my old operating system, complete with lots of software to train my focus outside of myself rather than looking inward for answers. Whether it’s in our DNA or from family or environmental […]

2013 Yogathon & Celebration at Karma Yoga Sunday Sept. 1 – Awesome Raffle Prizes!

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Join us for this very special event. Take one class or spend the day! 2013 YOGATHON DETAILS & REGISTRATION The Yoga By Design Foundation was created in 2011 by Lynn Medow to fund yoga programs for groups that might not have access to its healing methods. In 2011 three programs were funded with donations and […]

Kundalini Rising: Up, Up and Away!

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Just recently on a Wednesday night I went in to teach my 5:45pm Kundalini class. Later that night and the next morning, I received two incredible emails from some students who had amazing experiences. Kundalini is the yoga of awakening. The yoga of miracles, some say. I’ve been immersed in hatha yoga for more than […]

Cold Shower? Seriously?

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I absolutely ADORE this picture! This is how I first felt when it was suggested I try cold showers in the morning. First of all I’m a predominately Vata dosha physically. That means I’m naturally cold, light, airy and dry if I don’t keep myself in balance. So the thought of stepping into a cold […]

Living Independently With Love

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(This post was originally published one year ago today. Yet, forever relevant!) Good Morning on this glorious wet and misty Fourth of July 2012 in Michigan. The heavens have been hearing our parched cries for rain – thank goodness! We are beyond blessed to live each day as we choose. To express our power and […]

Star Bang’in Workouts With Sam

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Are you fired up and ready for the Fourth of July? Sam sure is! Checkout Sam’s circuit training workout this weekend!  Fireworks, BBQ’s with friends and family, beer pong parties or maybe you’re hitting the road for a mellow weekend get-a-way. Sounds great to me. Whatever your plans are for the holiday weekend; relax, enjoy […]