Month: June 2013

Yoga Builds Muscle

This is me doing Downward Facing Dog. I wanted to share how much yoga has developed my back muscles which is very difficult for me to do!

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Day 11 – Qualities of a Yoga Teacher – Thirty Day Personal Challenge

“I feel it’s a responsibility for anyone who breaks through a certain ceiling… to send the elevator back down and give others a helpful lift.” ~Kevin Spacey Quality #11:  Helpful Being helpful requires that yoga teachers actually teach their students in a way that they can understand.  Good yoga teachers reach deep into their students […]

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Day 10 – Qualities of a Yoga Teacher – Thirty Day Personal Challenge

“True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be.” ~Ralph W. Sockman Quality #10:  Humble Humility is a beautiful quality missing in those who think too much of […]

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Day 9 – Qualities of a Yoga Teacher – Thirty Day Personal Challenge

Quality #9: Goal-Oriented I know that many yoga students and teachers may question that I would put “goal-oriented” as a quality necessary for a good yoga teacher because yoga at its most basic is a practice in non-grasping.  Yoga teaches us to let go of many things that hold us back from our true selves […]

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My Article Has Been Featured on Yoga U Online

I am quite behind on my 30 day challenge about yoga teacher qualities, but I plan  to write some entries tonight.  On the upside, though, I have an exciting announcement! My article, Abhyasa and the Practice of Yoga – Creating a New Reality Through Your Practice, has been featured in this month’s Yoga U Online […]

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Day 8 – Qualities of a Yoga Teacher – Thirty Day Personal Challenge

Quality #8:  Patient Yoga teachers are a patient bunch.  To even become yoga teachers, they have probably already put in a few years of practice.  They spend many more hours than the normal person pursuing the same yoga poses repeatedly, but never tire of them.  They patiently practice in hopes that they will continue to […]

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Day 7 – Qualities of a Yoga Teacher – Thirty Day Personal Challenge

“True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.”  ~Henry Miller Quality 7:  Strong Yoga teachers must be strong; strong physically, strong in belief, and strong in character.  Yoga teachers must be able to crack the deeper parts of each progressively more difficult pose in order […]

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Thanks to my teachers, I passed the NASM certification

“In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.” ~Lee Iacocca I am happy to say that I passed the NASM yesterday!  The NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) is a respected and NCCA accredited certification.  Although I already had […]

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Day 6 – Qualities of a Yoga Teacher – Thirty Day Personal Challenge

“Dedication is not what others expect of you, it is what you can give to others.” ~Unknown Quality #6:  Dedicated Yoga teachers are dedicated to their students and to their practice.  They must continually practice yoga in order to lead the way for their students.  As instructors who are also leaders, they must develop a […]

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Day 5 – Qualities of a Yoga Teacher – Thirty Day Personal Challenge

“Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.”  ~Khalil Gibran Quality #5:  Generosity In pursuing my thirty day personal challenge to bring greater clarity to the practice of yoga, I find that I am ruminating more throughout […]

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