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Calling all full time yoga teachers

Way back in 2013 I decided I wanted to be a full time yoga teacher. I loved yoga so much, I wanted to make it my living. My full-time income.

I was inspired from a mastermind program that served as […]

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By |April 12th, 2017|entrepreneurialism, yoga, yoga teacher|Comments Off on Calling all full time yoga teachers

Lessons from the Yoga Sutra: Unlearn

Last week in the Lessons from the Yoga Sutra series, we looked at the first yoga sutra and examined whether yoga is for everybody.

In case you’re not interested in reading the nuanced arguments I presented in that post, yoga […]

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By |April 5th, 2017|yoga|Comments Off on Lessons from the Yoga Sutra: Unlearn

Lessons from Yoga Philosophy: Be Present

At the beginning of this year, I decided to start sharing some yoga philosophy in every class I taught. Using the Yoga Sutras as a teaching tool has proven to be popular with students.

It has also helped me better […]

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By |March 29th, 2017|yoga|Comments Off on Lessons from Yoga Philosophy: Be Present

Spring Yoga Practice

Welcome to Spring! It’s time for another Seasonal Check-in.

Since around here yoga means so much more then asana, this year’s spring yoga practice is going to be multi-faceted.

I Facebook live-streamed an asana practice yesterday evening, which is now available […]

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By |March 22nd, 2017|yoga, Yoga video|Comments Off on Spring Yoga Practice

Yoga for Anxiety

 

More and more yoga is being recommended by doctors to manage stress, anxiety, and generalized pain. Yoga is a wonderful practice for those who suffer from the symptoms associated with stress and anxiety.

Considering the nervous system controls every other […]

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By |March 8th, 2017|yoga|Comments Off on Yoga for Anxiety

The Difference Between Crow & Crane

A few weeks ago, I learned that I had been doing a yoga pose wrong for the entirety of my time practicing yoga. It took about 7 years for anyone to tell me otherwise, so I want to share […]

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By |March 1st, 2017|yoga|Comments Off on The Difference Between Crow & Crane

Guide to Yoga Props

Yoga is a beautiful practice in that you don’t need anything to do it. You don’t even need a mat.

However, there is a proliferation of yoga props on the market and sometimes it can feel like you can’t properly […]

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By |February 15th, 2017|yoga|Comments Off on Guide to Yoga Props
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    Fake News, Alternative Facts, the Yoga Sutras and the Search for Truth

Fake News, Alternative Facts, the Yoga Sutras and the Search for Truth

In a polarizing national landscape, it can feel discouraging to find hope and guidance. In an era of fake news and alternative facts, it can feel frustrating to seek the truth.

Take, for example, a national narrative that has been […]

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By |February 8th, 2017|yoga|Comments Off on Fake News, Alternative Facts, the Yoga Sutras and the Search for Truth

Rules for practicing yoga at home

Practicing yoga at home is both a great convenience and terribly hard. On the one hand, many people appreciate the ability to set up shop whenever, wearing whatever, and get to it. On the other hand, too many practitioners, […]

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By |February 1st, 2017|discipline, yoga|Comments Off on Rules for practicing yoga at home

Setting Intention

Last week in my yoga classes I was teaching about the importance of setting intention. The second sutra in the Yoga Sutras talks about developing one-pointed focus in order to direct the mind. One way to focus the mind […]

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By |January 25th, 2017|yoga|Comments Off on Setting Intention

How to do Conch Mudra

Mudra is a yogic tool to help cultivate specific attitudes, such as joy, happiness, concentration, or healing.

I haven’t spent a whole lot of time on mudras on this blog but in my own life I’ve used mudras since almost […]

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By |January 18th, 2017|yoga|Comments Off on How to do Conch Mudra

Sun Salutations Variations

Sun Salutations is the name for a common set of yoga postures linked together with the breath in Vinyasa flow-inspired classes. There are Sun Salutations in the specifically outlined Ashtanga Yoga practice as well. These postures are generally “gentle” […]

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By |January 12th, 2017|yoga, Yoga video|Comments Off on Sun Salutations Variations