Yoga with JacciA blog by Jacci Renyolds

Nov

19

Smiles

“Some smiles are sarcastic.  Some smiles are artificial – diplomatic smiles.  These smiles do not produce satisfaction, but rather fear or suspicion.  But a genuine smile gives us hope, freshness.  If we want a  genuine smile, then first we must produce the basis for the smile to come.”  Dalai Lama   Recently I was going […]

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Nov

05

The Universe Working

In the last post here, I wrote about a line from Mathew Sanford’s book, “Waking” about synchronicity and the universe providing.  I thought I would share a few posts of my own experience with this amazing phenomenon.  Maybe you will consider sharing a few of your own. This time I’d like to share how I reconnected […]

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Oct

22

Thankful for the synchronicity

“This longing for a connection deeper than random defines the human condition.” At a workshop awhile back I was introduced to the work of Matthew Sanford (www.matthewsanford.com).   This introduction led me to purchase and read Matthew’s book, “Waking”.  It is a truly inspirational story of an individual on this path of yoga.  His book is […]

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Oct

08

Coming Back to Center in Your Practice

When there is pain or discomfort in your back, when you stray mentally or emotionally in your yoga practice, it is a perfect time to come back to your center – literally.  Coming back to center in your practice both metaphorically and physically can help us find stability on and off our mat.  When we move from […]

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Sep

24

Transitioning to Fall

Thank you so much for being a part of the Yoga with Jacci community.  I’ll be sending out blog posts more frequently in the coming months (about 2 times a month) and I hope you’ll not only enjoy reading my insights and trainings that I’ll be writing about but also actively participate by commenting, giving […]

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Jul

04

FREEDOM

Here is in There The 4th of July – our day to celebrate our freedom. Today we can be thankful for all the freedoms we experience but so many of us are caught in the THERE, our past and our future, we can’t be truly free. We forget that HERE is within THERE. Freedom is […]

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Apr

20

Pulling Oil

No it’s not drilling or fracking…it’s pulling.  A few months ago I was introduced to the Ayurvedic technique of pulling oil.  This is an ancient technique for oral health and detoxification.  I thought it an interesting idea and am always looking for a way to keep my teeth and gums healthy.    The general idea is […]

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Jan

09

What’s In Your Pantry?

I am heading to Crofton Yoga this weekend and am doing a little pantry clearing.   I love to cook but am not the most creative cook; I like to follow a recipe. I am sure this reveals quite a lot (smile). However, I couldn’t find a recipe with what I wanted to use up […]

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Nov

25

Make a PLAYLIST

Flashback:  I am lying on the floor of a conference room with 40 other people surrounded by the biggest speakers I have ever seen.  The conference presenter asks us to close our eyes and for the next 25 minutes allow the various pieces of music to move through our bodies, minds and spirits.  I am […]

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Nov

10

Waking up with joy!

When I rolled over and opened my eyes this morning, the clock read 5:30am.  Ahhhh…I felt such relief in my body and a moment of joy, it wasn’t 4:00am which has been my waking time for the last few weeks.  Waking at 4am creates a totally difference experience than 5:30.  I realized I fell asleep […]

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