Category: Yoga

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Sitting with Trust

Sitting with Trust

In the journey of yoga when you first experience a pose it's all about the physical shape and quickly your body tells you how it is working. You feel it. As you revisit a pose over time much more is revealed. Chair pose is like that. It begins with your feet together, knees together and hands on...

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a daily practice

a daily practice

Want to listen to this week's blog instead of reading? [audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/A-Daily-Practice.m4a"][/audio] It seems like this week is a week to welcome you back. Even if you don't have children going back to school, the turn of the calendar to September is a shift. It's a...

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Pouring honey on your toes

Pouring honey on your toes

People say to me all the time, "I can't do yoga. I can't even touch my toes." It always brings this image to mind of a kind of crazy keystone cop arriving at a yoga class and going one-by-one to check people in standing forward fold. Not touching your toes, out you go. I'll let you in on two...

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A room with a view

A room with a view

I have a beautiful corner bedroom on a second floor in the place I live now. At that corner, right outside is a huge tree. I can't see the trunk of the tree, but the branches wrap around and fill the view of each of the two windows. One window opens to the rising sun, and through the other, I...

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Legs up the wall

Legs up the wall

In a yoga class I was teaching at one of our client's offices last week, I realized something looked different. Typically there are screens pulled down in this room because it is a large conference room. That day there were some nice big sections of unencumbered walls. Ahhhh! You know you are a...

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Strength in stillness

Strength in stillness

My friend had invited me along with a group I did not know to a place I had never been. I immediately said yes, as she was my coach and friend. I knew this was a naturally curated group of women who would behold great wisdom and love and I was in for a treat of new friends. As we arrived on a...

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Agile Grace

Agile Grace

Usually cat pose, with its lovely Sanskrit name of marjaryasana, (pronounced mar-jar-AHS-anna) is bound together with cow pose. It's a curious pairing from an animal perspective. Cat is the form where the back arcs and head and tail are down. Cow takes the opposite shape with the belly draping down...

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Fly eagle fly

Fly eagle fly

It was my first real injury and I can’t even remember the details of how I got hurt or even what was injured. I could not run or do aerobics. As an active runner and weight training gym rat in my late 20s, I was not happy. It was clear this was going to require more than a few days to...

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What’s your purpose?

What’s your purpose?

In 2014, I listened to a webinar from the American Association of Health Promotion, called The Purpose and Health Issue with some really interesting people talking about life, health and your life purpose. I recently revisited the presentation and the TEDx Talk by one of the participants, Sarah...

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dogs of every kind

dogs of every kind

Like us, the ancient yogis did a whole lot of sitting around. They did not have laptops or double monitors, ergonomic chairs or sit-stand desks. They sat on the ground meditating for probably as many hours as many of us sit today. They got tired of sitting. Their wonderful puppies probably sat much...

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