Category : Yoga

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.”  ~Emily Dickinson Quality 15:  Hopeful Good yoga teachers are hopeful.  They gather small kernels of hope along the byways of  their own journey and scatter them as pebbles upon the waters […]

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As I approach the halfway point for this thirty day personal writing challenge, I have been asked many questions regarding this process.  I wish to share these questions and answers with those of you who have been following my blog: Q1 – Why is the process taking longer than thirty days? A1 – I want […]

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“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression.”  ~Albert Einstein Quality 14:  Caring Good yoga teachers care.  They care about their students and are careful about their teaching methods and message.  They chose their profession with great forethought and do not take their duties lightly. According to dictionary.com, “care” […]

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My First Yoga Photo Shoot!

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I was lucky enough to be invited as a yoga model for a local photography shoot. Many thanks to Tony and Melissa DeWitt for arranging it all and for creating a fabulous video! I was both nervous and excited to begin but soon found my groove as the evening wore on, and I spent more […]

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Learning to Balance in Handstand

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This pictures was taken about four years ago and yes, it has been photoshopped.  Well, at least the wall where my foot is balancing has been “erased” for presentation purposes.  It’s a nice picture, but I always feel like a little bit of a “phony” because I can’t hold this pose in mid-air for than […]

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“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Quality #13:  Inspiring What inspires you?  Athletes who seem to do almost super-human feats? The innocence of children?  A beautiful rainbow after a summer storm?  Your spouse?  Your own child?  Your dog? Many things inspire […]

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“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” ~Buddha Quality #12: Passionate Good yoga teachers are passionate about yoga and about teaching.  Their lives revolve around stepping onto their own mat and discovering for themselves the secrets that are revealed through consistent practice. Good yoga […]

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Yoga Builds Muscle

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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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“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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“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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