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getting swept away

getting swept away

Here we are. Back in the saddle for fall. As we say good-bye to summer, the collective energy across the country gets focused back on work. This span of time ahead of us is one of the longest stretches with no major holidays. There are 11.5 weeks until Thanksgiving, but who's counting. I'm not...

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a 30 day practice

a 30 day practice

I recently wrote about my 30 days of yoga camp with YouTube yogi Adriene and wanted to back up a bit to share what's behind the idea of a 30-day challenge. Matt Cutts, who was with Google, is the master of 30 day challenges and describes some of why he likes them in his TED talk. They are...

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30 days of yoga camp

30 days of yoga camp

This week I'm just wrapping up 30 days of doing a 30 Day Yoga Camp with Adriene. She is a yoga teacher in Austin Texas that has many classes on YouTube. I stumbled upon her videos a few years ago and I loved her playfulness and solid teachings of yoga. When a teacher can include mention of Ariel...

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curvy yoga

curvy yoga

Each Thursday our team has a weekly call to discuss the themes of each month and the weekly writing topics. This week was to be related to cicadian rythms, yoga and the shift in light and season as fall is just around the corner. But...imagine a needle getting scratched on a record here...time...

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August clean up

August clean up

You're probably still in the throws of summer fun. August has been one of my favorite months for years. September has been my least favorite month for equally as many years. August was vacation, sleeping late, less email, more time outside. September was a new school year for kids, new...

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August ease

August ease

The July page of the calendar gets torn off this week...August, ah. Perhaps my favorite month of the year. Why, because for many years it meant a trip to a sacred place where our family rested, restored, recovered and prepared for the rest of the year. For many people and families, going to a...

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body scan

body scan

In the heat of summer it's hard to get motivated to move some days. You may just want to lie down. That's a great choice and a perfect time to practice the body scan. It's not a medical procedure but a mindfulness practice and can even be part of your yoga practice during savasana. During...

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focus on four for summer

focus on four for summer

Summer is hot...how to keep cool. Focus on these four poses to keep calm and cool. Sitali and Sitkari breath: cooling breaths. A simple forward fold with a reach and stretch up with an inhale then hinging forward, taking your time to exhale. Low lunge Anjaneyasana helps lengthen the...

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slowing things down

slowing things down

Summer's here so there is more light and heat which often leads to getting overheated. And with that feeling of too much heat often comes more self criticism, competitiveness and inpatience. In Ayuveda, the sister science of yoga these are aspects of the pitta. If your dosha configuration...

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dosha who?

dosha who?

The 4th of July is Summer. With the fireworks celebrations, and higher temperatures in most places, we are deep into the Pitta Season. Some like it hot and others are not so fond of the intensity of this time of year. Much of how you respond to the seasons is connected to your dosha. Your what?...

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