Category : Yoga

Helping Others Requires Giving

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“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are.  All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” ~Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart As a yoga teacher and personal trainer, I am blessed to learn to know people on a deeper level than many others.  At my […]

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Human Touch is Powerful Medicine

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“Nothing is so healing as the human touch.”  ~Bobby Fischer Last night my husband and I went out for dinner at our usual place, which is a small tavern in a little town near us.  A few weeks ago we had gone for dinner and an old friend had recently started working there, a cook […]

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I Want to Stop Now

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When challenges come, do you rise to the occasion or do you quit?  Do you become depressed or do you realize that challenging moments define you?  I was reading “Journey into Power” by Baron Baptiste and I really loved this passage in his book: “It is generally possible for people to get into most of […]

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Me, meet Me.

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“Yoga is a great place to meet your true self.  With enough practice, focus and dedication, you will learn about yourself.  In the most challenging of poses, if you stay and don’t run away, you will learn.” This last week I have contemplated quite a bit about our bodies and how we are often captives […]

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What is Your Intention?

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“When you set an intention, when you commit, the entire universe conspires to make it happen.” ~Sandy Forster We often set our intention for our yoga practice before we begin moving.  Sometimes we are able to keep our intention present throughout our practice, but most often, we forget.  Change and commitment are difficult and yet […]

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“Everything you need to do to transform your life is easy to do.  It’s easy to become healthy, fit and vibrant.  It’s easy to become financially independent.  It’s easy to have a happy family and a life rich with meaningful friendships.  It’s just a matter of mastering the mundane – of repeating simple little disciplines, […]

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“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha This past weekend, a few ladies and I […]

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View the World Upside-Down

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Courage doesn’t always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, “I’ll try again tomorrow.” ~Mary Anne Radmacher  Let’s be brave this week and get upside-down. Inversions are a great way to reset your mind and make you realize that you are capable of more than you thought, and […]

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Faith is a continuation of reason.” ~William Adams This week we again visit Ardha Chandrasana, half-moon pose.  We persist to do this pose as a continuation of our practice.  We began with a focus on the back body, followed by a the idea of goal setting to achieve the pose, and this week we switch […]

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