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Flu season healing meditation

During flu season I often see posts in my newsfeed about which steps to take to ward off the flu. Natural remedies, usually: anything from standing on my head to wrapping my feet in onions. Not that I am against any of those things, but what I find is that almost all of them support […]

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Yoga is like couples counselling with your own Self

Yoga is like couples counselling with your own Self; its purpose is to create a healthy relationship between you and your body. One of the greatest perks of yoga is how it manages to heal your relationship with your body. I often say in yoga class that you can really tell your practice is working well […]

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Dear Body, I Love You

I find the whole “This food prevents cancer” and “That food causes cancer” mentality to be incredibly unhelpful in my day to day life. I don’t believe that there will ever come a day when I am immune to the perils of a human existence. I can eat organic kale till my poop turns green, […]

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Fascia Yoga

MyoFascial Yoga: What is fascia and why is it an important part of your yoga practice?   “How tuning into your body’s connective tissue when you practice yoga can help you reap ALL of yoga’s benefits.”   The word Myo means ‘muscle’ and the word fascia means ‘band’ (or connective tissue), so when you hear the phrase myofascial yoga, or myofascial […]

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Meditation for busy moms

  I am a single mom, I go to school part time, I work full time, and most importantly I am a 24/7  nurse/counselor/life coach/chef/bodyguard/tutor/cheerleader/etc. for my teenage son. I also have a very dedicated and thriving meditation practice, and I want to share with you how you can weave meditation into even the most […]

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Hidden Language Yoga Series: The Warrior

  Virabhadrasana, or the warrior series of poses are great for strengthening and increasing flexibility in the hips and legs. More importantly the warrior poses help to connect us to the qualities of the warrior; like strength, focus, skill, courage and perseverance. Start with half warrior: Come into the table position on your hands and […]

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Bridge Pose

This pose is recommended for continuing students or those who are comfortable with back bending poses.  As this pose in a little more challenging, make sure to honor your body, moving mindfully, and listening to your intuition. It is advisable to learn this pose first under the supervision of a qualified yoga instructor before practicing […]

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Surf’s Up.

  To a surfer, the big waves are golden treasures, moments of precious opportunity. To a person afraid of the ocean, big waves are a pretty big problem. I like to look at life like the ocean: it is pure potential, and it is unique in every moment. Like the surfer we can look at […]

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The Anitdote to Victim is Choice

The antidote to the victim* mentality is conscious choice. Before you read this article any further, stop for a second and notice how those words made you feel. Did you choose those feelings or did they happen on their own? Noticing where and how feelings and emotions arise in us can be the key to […]

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Passive Back Bend

  This is a great pose for relieving upper back tension, improving overall  posture, and energizing your body. I often use this pose when i feel fatigued near the end of a long day, and come out of the pose feeling renewed and refreshed.   1. Take one blanket and roll it into a tight […]

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