Category: Yoga

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Science of Yoga: A book review

Science of Yoga: A book review

In the grand scheme of science enquiry, yoga research is in its infancy. However, now is an exciting and pivotal point in the field, with a remarkable increase in the quality and quantity of yoga research papers in the past few decades; the evidence supporting yoga's benefits continues to grow...

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A toilet-scrubbing yoga epiphany

A toilet-scrubbing yoga epiphany

I remember the day I realized and experienced that my yoga practice was doing more than just making my body stronger. I was cleaning the bathroom. That’s right: Cleaning. The. Bathroom. A highly exciting task for us all (and bless those of you who actually enjoy this task, teach me your...

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How’s Your Heart Today?

How’s Your Heart Today?

The mark of a wild heart is living out the paradox of love in our lives. It's the ability to be tough and tender, excited and scared, brave and afraid - all in the same moment. It's showing up in our vulnerability and our courage, being both fierce and kind.                          ...

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Sweet whispers and open doors

Sweet whispers and open doors

I’m a good starter. I get excited about a new subject or hobby, and I am all in. I get the books, take the lessons, get fully immersed. As time passes and I see and feel all that my investment adds to my life, the balancing process begins. How much of THIS do I want in my life? With knitting,...

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Honoring your geography

Honoring your geography

Remember, it doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go. What does matter is who you are when you get there.                                                                                                            ~Max Strom The...

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Wisdom Through Alignment

Wisdom Through Alignment

“We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves.”                                                                               ...

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The Magic of Beginnings

The Magic of Beginnings

And suddenly you know. It is time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings. ~Meister Eckhart If I had a dollar for every person that says to me, “I can’t do yoga, I’m just not flexible enough,” I’d be able to retire next year. It’s the barrage of photographs of...

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Is your well overflowing?

Is your well overflowing?

If you were to dip a bucket deep inside the well of yourself what would you find? An overflowing bucket... Most people would probably admit they are not flowing over in the way they might desire. To be thriving, to be flowing over with energy, ideas, wisdom and joy...is that even possible in the...

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Feel like hibernating? Forward folds eight ways

Feel like hibernating? Forward folds eight ways

Here on the East Coast, we are well into winter. Each time this season rolls around I absolutely know I was a bear in a previous life. The cold temperatures and less light signal something deep inside of me and send me looking for a place to curl up with a soft blanket. I do make more time for...

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Eagle pose as a solitaire game of twister

Eagle pose as a solitaire game of twister

Eagle pose...ah! It's not one of the most popular poses or a pose that looks strong or graceful. It's a twisted kind of pose that was at the top of my least favorite list of poses for many years. Why would I want to twist myself up in, as one great article about eagle pose referred to it as, "a...

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