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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inner Strength

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One of the most influential spiritual books I have read is the trilogy by Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue Books 1, 2 and 3. I recently picked up Book 3 after 12 years. It is astonishing that much of what I have been discovering for myself through life experiences and numerous […]

7 Ways to Claim Your Power

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. It is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that we are most afraid of. -Marianne Williamson “Power” is one of those words that can have a weird connotation. Many think of it as being aggressive or inflexible. As a […]

April 1st! Celebrate Your Strength Everyday This Month!

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April, from the latin word Aprillus means: ‘to open’ or ‘opening’. It is the spring month, blossoms opening, birds singing, mother natures children growing up around us – new growth everywhere.  April is the month of rebirth and hope for the future.  I often think of the words my first yoga teacher would say in […]

Empower Yourself!

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Teaching at the Baptiste Power Yoga Immersion and Yoga Journal Conference in Estes Park last month was beyond incredible.  I learned so much about myself, what I can handle as a teacher, and what I can handle as a student – all of which has opened me up to possibilities beyond what I had ever envisioned. […]

The Power Of Words

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Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world. -Buddha Sticks and Stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me. —childhood rhyme   I am in the midst of the days of awe…the 10 days of the Jewish New Year, […]

Women Are Not “Guys” and Men Are Not the “Norm”

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We’ve had three stunning examples in less than a week of the cultural headwinds that women are still up against, ranging from the need to “spin” Hillary’s body language, photo-shopping her out of of history and crediting only “the guys” for the complex, clandestine operation that closed the Osama Bin Laden chapter. First came the riveting photo from the White House Situation […]

March Forth!

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For me, the month of March brings a feeling a hope, kind of a light at the end of the tunnel feeling. I am not a fan of winter, so March is the means to an end, bringing with it the anticipation of April and spring. March also has a few of my favorite days […]