Category Archives: mind-body connection

Shake Up Your Asana…

What I really mean is your butt. Asana is the Sanskrit term for yoga poses. And our butt is the largest muscle group in our bodies. Anyways, I’ve been hearing a lot lately about weak glutes (our butt muscles) and … Continue reading

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Out There

Two of my loves are yoga and hiking. I regularly practice yoga as well as teach it. Vinyasa, slow flow, yin, and restorative are my go to practices. But I’m not your stereotypical yogi. As much as I love yoga, … Continue reading

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GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM

Space Oddity was a hit for the late singer David Bowie with its popular lyrics “ground control to Major Tom.” Take an opportunity to revisit the song and really listen and if you’ve never heard the song, definitely check it … Continue reading

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Partner Yoga

I’m betting that many of you will try out a “Partner Yoga” class this month. Perhaps you explore it on Valentine’s Day or maybe this month since it is the month of the heart. Maybe you are taking a class. … Continue reading

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New Year, New Beginnings that Stand Throughout the Year.

Happy New Year everyone! I can’t believe it’s 2015. We all know that the new year often brings New Year’s Resolutions. Often people commit to becoming a healthier person. With that comes the diets and the exercise. A commitment to … Continue reading

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Moving Inward: Practicing with Closed Eyes

I recently learned a style of yoga where you pursue practice with your eyes shut. The whole time! Yep, no peeking. It is actually quite an interesting take on one’s yoga practice. The first time, I attended a class, I didn’t get … Continue reading

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Other Yoga Class Formats???

I can’t tell you how many yoga discussion boards I’m part of through various websites and Facebook. There are lots of interesting discussions ranging in yoga topics galore! One popular question I often see is the “what should I call … Continue reading

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