Yes, You Can: 10 Ways to Build Inner Strength

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“Boom-boom! Pow! Can you feel that? Boom-boom! Pow!” There are days when these lyrics remind me more of the overwhelming stress that can hit us from all sides like bombs exploding once-stable air. Like when you find out you have lost your job with no option in sight “Boom!” your spouse leaves because that he/she […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Take Chances

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This is currently my favorite quote. I don’t know who said it, but I’m trying to live my life based on what they said. As I’m growing up and learning and changing, I’m trying to take more chances and be the best person I can be. I think back to my childhood and my middle […]

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 […]

Living Whole-Heartedly

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The happiest people I know have something in common: they are whole-hearted in how they engage in their lives…whole-hearted in relating with others, in work, in meditation, and in play. They have a capacity to give themselves thoroughly to the present moment. Yet for many, it’s challenging to engage with this quality of presence. Take […]

33 Reminders of How to Be a More Mindful Person

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Next week, I’ll celebrate my 33rd birthday. It’s true what the old folks say… life just keeps getting better all the time. I find myself getting wiser, more self-aware, calmer, and more balanced as the moments, days and years pile up. Not to be a Pollyanna, but I do believe, as the Zen saying goes—every […]

Understand Your Power

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It is said that if we knew how powerful our thoughts were, we wouldn’t have any negative thoughts! We are energy, bottom line. Yoga teaches us how to clear out the stress from our body, nervous system and mind, among other layers. When we carry less stress, we can focus on releasing old emotions and […]

The Power of Inversions. ~ Sapha Arias

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“Maybe the only thing each of us can see is our own shadow…not the exact image, but everything reversed or upside down.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk As a child, I was the kid who lived life in a constant state of terror. You know the kind of kid I’m talking about. That little kid who always […]

Exploring Yoga: It Doesn’t Matter How We Get Here

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WHEN I FIRST went to a yoga class 17 years ago, I thought I was going to stretch, to supplement my crazy aerobic schedule. Back then, I taught high-intensity aerobics and when a yoga studio opened across the street, I figured a bit of stretching would help soothe my muscles so I’d teach better. Boy […]

No Regrets

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“Don’t let the past steal your present.” – Teri Guillemets It is that time again. New Year’s Eve. Celebrations. Toasts. Midnight Kisses. Tinsel. And….New Year’s Resolutions! Many of us look back at the old year with regrets. We berate ourselves for the people we didn’t reach out to, the trips we didn’t take, the habits […]

Tuning In To The Love That Fills and Surrounds You

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Take a breath right now, and notice how abundant the air is, full of life-giving oxygen offered freely by trees and other green growing things. You can’t see air, but it’s always available for you. Love is a lot like the air. It may be hard to see – but it’s in you and all […]