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Soothings sounds

Soothings sounds

I’m writing today as I hear the birds sing and I listen to music. I listen to music most of my waking day. I have an eclectic taste and I am not someone who tracks every artist and their every album or now song. When I hear a song I like, I like it, I find it on Spotify or Pandora and listen to...

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An open mountain pass

An open mountain pass

Geography did not hold much interest for me as a student when I was growing up. Naming places and knowing locations seemed tedious and of little value to me at the time. I was more fascinated by big picture and patterns. Yet, the truest wisdom of patterns, and how they overlay, merge and scale is...

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Three unexpected discoveries about rejoining the gym

Three unexpected discoveries about rejoining the gym

I know it’s a little silly. I made a big deal about quitting the gym and then here I am REJOINING. One of the things that life has taught me is that each year, season and cycle is different. My six months working out at home with my Les Mills videos was perfect for the winter we had. I stayed...

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Do not try this at work: Happy Baby

Do not try this at work: Happy Baby

Yes, there I am at 4 months, a very happy baby! Usually I write about poses you can do at the office however, there is no really good way to stay true to the intent of happy baby pose and make it something that would feel comfortable practicing at work. This week I'm making a radical...

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Are your feet awake?

Are your feet awake?

I’ve been exploring so many different poses lately, really exploring them. Not within the flow of a yoga practice but spending time with each pose. This week it is wide legged forward fold, prasarita padottanasana. Forward folding postures seem to be all about your hamstring stretching, or not...

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Exploring Plank

Exploring Plank

How did you feel when you saw the subject of this message? Did you say Ahhhh, I LOVE plank pose? If you asked 100 people what is their favorite yoga pose plank would be the favorite of only a few. I may not be able to convince you that it should be number one on your list but I want to share a few...

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The truth about twists

The truth about twists

It is very common in a yoga class to speak of twists as a way to wring out the toxins in the body. You'll even see and hear that mentioned in the practice I feature below with Adriene and the short seated chair twist video. It is what we all learned in yoga teacher training and I have shared...

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Breathe like a SEAL

Breathe like a SEAL

What comes to mind when I say yoga, mindfulness, meditation, breathing? Did you think of calm, ease, grace? Are these soft practices for women or men? Are they practices of warriors? And leaders? Often as our Prasada team works in the corporate environment we bump into the “fear of woo-woo”...

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A radiant half moon

A radiant half moon

In the practice of yoga there are some poses where there is a half of something version which engages one side of the body and then a version to fully engage both sides of the body at the same time. Half moon pose is not one of those poses. There is no full moon pose but don’t worry half moon is...

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Pyramids and Sand

Pyramids and Sand

I love the beautiful photo of the woman above in pyramid pose. For her it appears so easy. My body will never make that shape, not in this life. While there is not doubt that my shin is worth a tiny kiss, it is just not going to happen. There are however some hidden treasures in the path toward...

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