3 Simple Ways to Stay Grounded This Holiday Season

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  December is here and with it, comes the holiday season. The holidays can be a complex roller-coaster of emotion, with lots of excitement, social events and time spent with family. Although this time of year can be joyful and energizing, it can also leave us feeling depleted, with little or no time to recharge, sleep, or practice our self-care …

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What is Beautycounter and why it matters?

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Warning, this is not really a post about yoga. Well at least it is not a post about yoga asana (the poses), pranayama (breath) or meditation, however, this is a post about the choices we make around the products we use, and spend our money on. That to me is part of living yoga. Yoga is not only about the …

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Yoga Nidra

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Yoga Nidra has my unwavering attention these days ૱ I seem to have created myself a healthy dose of attention deficit disorder. I attribute this self-diagnosed current state to the day to day single-mama, entrepreneur, hustle / hamster wheel of samsara ⟲ ⟳ ⟴ many of us are on. YES, this is the time to be building my legacy, a …

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What Kind of Yoga is This?

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We get so wrapped up in knowing something us humans. We love a good label. We think that it helps us to understand, if we know something definitively, then we are able to put it into a box. Even simple labels such as “good” and “bad”, or “I like” and “I don’t like”. I am sure that we all have …

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Yoga Confessions

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All of us who practice yoga regularly were once beginners. Stepping into a yoga studio for the first time can be intimidating. Stepping into any yoga studio for the first time can be very intimidating, new teachers, new community and a new space. I thought that it would be useful to discuss the top three reasons why people tell me …

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Yoga and the Culture of Nice

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Yoga is the practice of creating or yoking a union between body & mind, bringing you more into alignment with your big “S” self. The ethical principles/restraints of yoga speak to: Being kind to yourself and others (ahimsa), being honest to yourself and others (satya), to not steal, time, things, energy from yourself or others (Asteya), walking in alignment with …

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How Yoga Can Support and Build Community

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If you have ever spent time consistently practicing at a yoga studio, you know that a yoga studio can become a centre for sangha or kula, which are Sanskrit words that mean community. Over time, a studio begins to embody much more than the classes it has to offer. Although those classes form the foundation for the community that grows in and around the …

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Why We Seem to like Only One Type of Yoga Class

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Recently, I have been pondering this theme as it has come to my attention through some feedback and in my own practice.  Perhaps the type of practice that we most need is the type that we tend to shy away from. This is not some large epiphany, but it is interesting enough to spend some time reflecting. Of course, I …