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Winter Solstice Reflection

Happy Winter Solstice!

I love celebrating the solstices and equinoxes as they represent light and new beginnings. There is innate wisdom in nature and I think we human beings can look to nature to find more peace and happiness in […]

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By |December 23rd, 2015|life, yoga|0 Comments

My Holistic Healing Go-Tos

I woke up on Sunday with a  sore throat. The last time I was sick was when I lived in Texas back in 2012.

Naturally, I was annoyed. I thought it might just go away. It did not.

I drank lots […]

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By |December 16th, 2015|Ayurveda, life, wellness|Comments Off

Core Connection

This past week I was in a Yoga Tune Up® Core Integration Immersion – 4 days of core!

Instead of doing a bunch of crunches and sit-ups and planks, I learned how to breathe. I learned that the psoas (hip […]

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By |December 9th, 2015|yoga|Comments Off

Practicing Yoga Off the Mat: Non-attachment

Last night was the last time I’ll ever sleep in my childhood bedroom.

Tonight, I’ll sleep in a “guest room” in my parent’s new house. I don’t live in the same state anymore (and haven’t for the past 5 years), […]

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By |December 2nd, 2015|life, yoga|Comments Off

2015 12 Days of Relaxation Challenge

 

It’s that time of year again! I can’t believe that it’s almost December AND I can’t believe that this is now the 3rd annual Relaxation Challenge.

My goal this year is to get 100 people relaxing this holiday season!!!

What is […]

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By |November 25th, 2015|Relaxation, yoga|Comments Off

How Yoga Can Help End Suffering

It’s really the age-old question of life isn’t it?

Once we’ve met our basic needs, our mind will eventually wonder how we can live happily ever after, without pain and suffering.

And it’s a noble quest, fraught with mountains, hills, thunderstorms, […]

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By |November 18th, 2015|yoga|Comments Off

Yoga for Knee Pain

The universe likes to inspire me for content. This is a great way to receive content ideas, except that it requires patience. I’ve been thinking about doing a yoga for knee pain video for a while, but wasn’t positive […]

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By |November 11th, 2015|yoga, Yoga video|Comments Off

My Yoga Nidra CD Is Finally Here!

This has been 2 years in the making!!!

I recorded a set of meditations sometime in 2013 (I don’t even remember when it was!), but the sound quality just wasn’t right. I tried recording them again in the spring of […]

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By |October 28th, 2015|meditation, Relaxation, stress relief, yoga|Comments Off

Why yoga needs to change

This past weekend I was leading a History of Yoga lecture for a teacher training program. To prepare for this lecture I did a little extra research into how yoga originated. What I found was fascinating.

I’ve always known the […]

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By |October 21st, 2015|life, stories, yoga|Comments Off

Yoga for Digestion

It’s Vata season (fall), which means all of Vata’s wonderful qualities become heightened until Spring.

As a quick recap, Vata is made up of the elements air and ether (space) and its qualities can include digestive irregularities, feelings of anxiety […]

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By |October 14th, 2015|yoga, Yoga video|Comments Off

Yogic Living 101: Try This Transformative Mindset Shift

Ever get stuck in a rut of negative thinking? Feel overwhelmed by the amount of complaining in your life, both by you and those around you?

I’ve got a mindset shift for you to try on.

Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book Big […]

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By |October 7th, 2015|life, yoga|Comments Off

Rules for practicing yoga at home

One of the first questions my clients ask me when we first meet is how often they should practice and for how long. They understand the importance of maintaining a consistent practice, but they just don’t know what to […]

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By |September 30th, 2015|discipline, yoga|Comments Off