Yoga Philosophy in the Real World

2021-10-07T14:35:10-04:00By |Uncategorized|

I consider myself to be pretty well immersed in yoga philosophy. I read philosophy, I have philosophical conversations, I meditate on and journal about philosophy...and yet, I often struggle to live the philosophy. A few days ago, I experienced a situation in which I had to call upon every lesson I'd ever learned, and every tool in [...]

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Self-Acceptance on the Mat

2021-07-12T12:23:54-04:00By |Uncategorized|

When we come to our mats, we bring with us our physical shapes, past experiences, and current struggles. We also bring judgment and expectation. This can lead us down a few different paths: 1) The path of self-doubt and criticism. Wondering if yoga just is too difficult, worrying you look foolish to your neighbors, or [...]

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How Yoga Reminds Us To “Seize the Day”

2021-05-12T12:47:32-04:00By |Uncategorized|

From our Newsletter During my studies and meditation time this past week, I spent some time contemplating that philosophy of "impermanence." It refers to the simple fact that all things end. Nothing lasts forever. It seems so simple and obvious, but if it's so simple and obvious, then why is it a core tenet of [...]

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Stress and Relationships

2021-04-14T12:41:06-04:00By |Uncategorized|

From Our Newsletter: Can Beating Stress Help You Become a Better Friend? It seems like every article written about anxiety gives a nod to the idea of trying yoga for alleviating stress, so I'm not telling you anything new here with my reminder that yoga can help you calm down. But did you know that [...]

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Get the Most Out of Yoga by Changing Things Up with Ashtanga Yoga

2020-03-05T07:28:10-05:00By |Uncategorized|

Get the Most Out of Yoga by Changing Things Up with Ashtanga Yoga If you have ever practiced yoga – even if you only did a couple of routines a couple of times – you experienced some degree of immediate benefit. You may have felt your body stretch, relax and even feel stronger after just [...]

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Weight Loss with Yoga

2020-12-31T14:46:44-05:00By |Yoga|

While yoga is well known for its benefits for relaxation and stretching, it’s not as widely adopted as a weight-loss activity. But yoga can be extremely beneficial for weight loss and management if it’s approached the right way. How should you practice yoga if weight loss is your goal? Practice Often.   For a variety reasons, [...]

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Alleviate Your Lower Back Pain with Yoga Poses

2020-02-13T13:51:26-05:00By |Yoga Poses|

Just about everyone – at some point in their life – experiences pain in the lumbar region, more commonly called the lower back.  This area is exceptionally prone to pain and/or sensitivity simply because of your lifestyle. It doesn’t matter if you have to sit throughout your day, or if your days are more active [...]

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The 5 Immediate Stress-Releasing Benefits of Yoga

2020-02-13T13:52:00-05:00By |Yoga|

Stress . . . we all have it, we all deal with it, and we would all like to eliminate it from our lives. Sometimes it creeps in very slowly throughout our days. Other times, it swoops in like a thundercloud. But, regardless of how it overtakes us, it cuts into our mental, emotional, physical, [...]

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3 Motivating Reasons Why You’ll Keep Your Yoga New Year Resolution

2020-01-13T08:46:38-05:00By |Yoga|

Over the course of the past year, you may have found yourself leaning toward including some kind of exercise or physical fitness regimen into your lifestyle. And, if you’re like a lot of people, you kept the thought and desire alive, but just couldn’t find a way to plug it into your schedule. Or maybe [...]

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Trying Yoga – The Best New Year’s Resolution You Can Make

2020-01-13T08:38:28-05:00By |Yoga|

Just about everybody enters the new year with some kind of goal. Stated loudly or privately considered, New Year resolutions are probably the most commonly shared commitments people make (and then break). Now keeping them., or even starting them., is quite a different story. Some people take off running right out of the gate . [...]

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