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The Language of Yoga

Restorative Yoga: Feel Full Again

Even if you’re one of the few people that don’t have trouble sleeping these days, chances are you feel a bit depleted in some way. With the accelerated pace of our modern lives, we often wake up still feeling…

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The Spirit of Motherhood

Mothering is a gift. It’s an honor and a privilege to be a mother to another.It’s also a very, VERY hard slog. Every day presents a new whirlwind of emotions. Just when you think that you’ve got it all…

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Mantra: A Tool for the Mind

From the Sanskrit root “manas,” meaning “mind,” and “tra,” which translates as “tool,” a mantra is literally a tool for the mind. Yoga classes today are full of affirmations and “OMs,” however these “mind tools” are anything but new.…

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Parivrtta Trikonasana: Revolve Your Triangle

Pronounced: pah-ree-VUR-tah    tree-koan-AH-suh-nuh Revolved Triangle From the Sanskrit roots “tri,” meaning “three,” and “kon,” meaning “angle,” Trikonasana is named for the shape it resembles. While Triangle is one of the more simple poses, Revolved Triangle, its evolution, is deceptively…

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Tending Your Fire

In cultures throughout the world, fire is a central element of spiritual practice, revered as the source of light and spark of life. We are captivated by fire—drawn to its warmth and mesmerized by its glow, instinctively aware of…

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The Language of Yoga: Kriya

"Life is a lot like holding a pot in your bare hands - it hurts! Yoga is realizing that you can let go of the pot. We're holding on so hard to our ideas about ourselves, and holding on…

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The Language of Yoga: Karma

Many people have the misconception that it's about the Universe or the Cosmos or even god rewarding/punishing based on actions we take.” It's not about this at all, she says, and there's no third party judging or orchestrating the…

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The Language of Yoga: Satsanga

We get entrained by those around us. You become a different person if you hang out in a bar versus satsanga with people studying and practicing to be their best selves. It's sort of like 'you are what you…