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Tend and Befriend Your Nervous System

Tend and Befriend Your Nervous System

The theme for fall is tend and befriend. We are all familiar with fight, flight, and freeze- the biological, psychological, and physiological response to stress that humans and other animals experience, but newer research shows there is more than that. There is also the tend and befriend response that is mostly shown by females' response to...

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Yoga Teacher Mentorship – Your Invitation

Hello Beautiful One, You’re realigning your focus, setting your intention, and connecting to your love for yoga and teaching.   You’re recognizing your innate ability to teach and touch the lives of all those whose paths you cross - both in person and virtually.   You’re understanding that it doesn’t matter how many poses you perfect or...

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Practice Compassion

See what it takes to thrive in 2020. "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." Dalai Lama This statement is the most simple yet profound way to achieve that one thing that we universally desire - happiness. Happiness, for ourselves, our families, all those whom we love, and even extended...

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Ayurveda for Summer

Ayurveda for Summer

Summer is the season of Pitta. Pitta Dosha represents the elements of fire and water. The qualities are hot, light, sharp, oily, pungent, penetrating, intense, acidic. Pitta controls digestion - it is the fire of metabolism (representing how we digest food) and the fire of the mind (how we digest information). It is the dosha of transformation,...

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The Maha Gunas

The Maha Gunas

According to Yoga philosophy, at the beginning of time there was only the void. The void was a space of nothingness, utter peacefulness. This void is referred to as Purusha - all-pervading consciousness. Prakriti is the counterpart of Purusha - it represents form, all that is manifest in the world. It is feminine in nature and is comprised of the...

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Stay Safe, Stay Sane – Yoga for Stress and Anxiety Relief

Stay Safe, Stay Sane – Yoga for Stress and Anxiety Relief

How are you? Really?

I feel like it’s been a bit of a roller coaster here – fear, joy, sadness, hope, frustration – all the feels. Besides, there’s a strong collective sense of anxiety right now, and I don’t even watch the news. This collective fear makes me want to share some info about the way our nervous systems work. So grab a cup of tea and come geek out with me.

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Yoga For ElderCare

Yoga For ElderCare

Yoga for ElderCare You may not know this, but you don't have to be young and flexible to practice Yoga. As a Yoga Therapist, I love to share the practice for its healing benefits. In fact, it is an integral part of my self-care and helps with the entire aging process. Yoga has been proven to increase and promote balance, mental clarity, stress...

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Ayurveda for Winter

Ayurveda for Winter

Ayurveda begins with the principle that we are a microcosm of the macrocosm. Our entire bodies comprise of the five elements – ether, air, water, fire, and earth.

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Yoga for People with Trauma

Yoga for People with Trauma

With the coming of Veteran's Day, I can't help but reflect on the time I spent at Omega for a Veteran's Retreat hosted by the Venerable Claude Anshin Thomas.  He is a brilliant, compassionate monk and Vietnam Veteran. Here are some Yoga suggestions for working with peope with trauma. Encourage Dirga Pranayama and Ujjayi to soothe the nervous...

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