Category: Yoga

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The three dogs of yoga

The three dogs of yoga

Why Dogs? The practice of yoga is known to be about 3 to 5 thousand years old so its a bit hard to exactly track how the poses evolved. I shared before that I subscribe to my own theory that the origins of downward dog evolved from the ancient yogis merely looking around. They, like us, spent a...

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Top 5 Reasons to Practice Yoga at Home

Top 5 Reasons to Practice Yoga at Home

I love taking yoga classes and being part of a group, having the guidance of an amazing instructor. Yoga is meant to be shared. But sometimes it's hard to get to a class or that may not be something that can work in your life right now.  The solution for that, if you have the desire to practice,...

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Pyramid Pose with Ease

Pyramid Pose with Ease

I love the beautiful photo of this woman in pyramid pose. When I look at her, I feel the ease with which her upper body floats down for her to kiss her shin. Her grace and shape inspire me. I want to step into that shape and see how that feels. Okay, one foot forward and one foot back, hinge at...

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The Second Mistake

The Second Mistake

Yoga Stories I love it when people tell me yoga stories. It's like sharing a cup of tea or a good dessert. One of my favorite stories was shared by an active insurance broker who attended one of our Yoga@Work classes at her client's office. She and her husband practice yoga but he had been...

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Befriending a tree

Befriending a tree

A favorite childhood tree It was a weeping willow tree at my grandparent's farm in Louisiana and I was about 4 years old. There was a swing that seemed to hang from the sky underneath its enormous canopy of drooping branches. When I was within that space, and my sister and I played atop the fallen...

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Finding stillness and alignment

Finding stillness and alignment

I'm just finishing an intense 5-day Breathwork Training Workshop. It's been an intense week with conversations about bodywork, philosophy, psychology and the breath. My mind was stretched to experience new ways to process my life's experiences so far and other vantage points from which to view what...

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Get awkward for an open heart

Get awkward for an open heart

Shaped like a Bonsai I'll admit it right upfront. I don't have the best posture. It's been a "thing" several of my yoga teachers and trainers have noticed and commented on over the years. Maybe you can relate? Similar to the way a bonsai tree is shaped by the daily incremental bending of the...

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Yoga for Strength, Flexibility and Recovery

Yoga for Strength, Flexibility and Recovery

Yes, we’re now past Labor Day and back-to-school. While you may or may not be buying new school supplies, almost all of us are looking at our fall schedules and know we have a long stretch until Thanksgiving. How do you feel about that? I used to loudly and in a very grumpy manner declare that...

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Are you ready to fly?

Are you ready to fly?

My own empty nest So later this week we will drop my daughter, my youngest, off at college and bring my son, who took a gap year after a freshman year in college, to a new school. The flying, empty nest talk is all around me. The excitement I feel about these new beginnings feels like whiplash...

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The Way of the Warrior

The Way of the Warrior

When I was asked to write this piece for our theme of Balance, Focus, and the Breath this month, I chuckled to myself because I have quite an interesting relationship with balance. I’ve lived with chronic vertigo for nearly 20 years and as a professional yoga teacher, this has some very obvious...

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