3 Reasons I am doing Be Yoga’s Holiday Challenge, by Ashley Voyer

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in All, Personal Experience or Reflection, Yoga | 0 comments

1) I like a challenge. Once I commit to something, the pitta in me enjoys pushing myself to complete it. (Pitta is an ayurvedic term for having a fiery nature.) 2) I can get into a pattern of my own home practice. This challenge pushes me to bring myself to my mat in other’s classes which helps with inspiration and growth. We can learn something new in every experience (every class). Even us yoga teachers are always students first, so I...

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Humanity, Flaws, and Love, by Emily Elder

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in All, Personal Experience or Reflection, Yoga | 4 comments

It can be really exciting to think that yogis are exempt from the negative traits that haunt the real world, because then there’s hope that we can leave those traits behind. Having spent a lot of time in yoga studios, I know that they are not exempt. In them, you find the same negative qualities as in the rest of the world – egoism, competition, judgement, ill-will, and unhealthy habits. Perhaps to a lesser degree, but present...

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Rollasana Yoga: Integrate Foam Rolling and Yoga Asana : Feel Amazing!, by Chrys Kub, PT, ERYT500

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in All, Yoga |

As a physical therapist integrating yoga into my work with clients to help them get out of pain and move more efficiently, I have frequently been asked my opinion on the use of foam rolling and the benefit of static stretching. We are now learning more about how to use these tools to improve our efficiency of movement. The thing is, there is a huge paradigm shift in why and how we stretch as well as how foam rolling may fit into your program....

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Yoga Words Ring True, by Danielle Baker

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in All, Personal Experience or Reflection, Yoga | 1 comment

As an athlete growing up, I never saw yoga as a real workout. It was something to do with friends every once in awhile and was supposed to help keep “centered” or “balanced,” and all of that other “yoga speak.” I never understood my friends who would pay to go several times a week just to relax. But I kept going, committing to once a week community class with a good friend, more as a social event than...

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Breath & Pranayama, by Allison Modafferi Brewster

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Align & Flow - Anusara Yoga, All, Yoga |

This post originally appeared over at The Art of Being Happy. Thanks to Allison Modafferi Brewster for letting us share it with you! Begin with a breath! Tune in and enjoy its rhythm, as it flows in and out of your body. Invite your breath to breathe life into your day! Our focus this week is prana. Prana means “breath” and “life force”, and desribes the flow of these energies in our bodies and all creation. In yogic...

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Yoga, Red Hot Mess, and Love Do All Belong Together, by Wendy Swanson

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in All, Personal Experience or Reflection, Yoga | 9 comments

True confession time: I am a RED hot mess. Ok I have to laugh at myself now because really my life is incredible and with the same breath it is a total and complete mess. It is messy with all that goes into having a marriage of over seven years, a child beginning kindergarten, a mother in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, a job managing people, another job helping people to heal and well you get the point. Life is funny with its paradox of...

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