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Yoga & Other Musings

Find Your Voice – Teacher Blog

Finding your voice as a teacher can be one of the hardest and scariest things about becoming a yoga teacher. Most teachers don’t find their voice in yoga teacher training, it takes months and often years of practice and then just when you think you’ve found it, it...

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Rock, Paper, Scissors

Next on my BE MORE - DO LESS Journey - toilet paper, paper towels and tissue. Long sigh ...I am a Costco shopper and have been since my parents took me when I was a kid. I grew up with one of the first Costco's and Trader Joes. I will diverge for a moment...when I was...

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Asana Movement Guidelines

A good yoga class leaves a student walking out of class feeling balanced, grounded and ready for whatever might come next. How you sequence your class impacts your student’s end result. Yoganand Michael Carroll says it is the first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes...

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MIN-i-MIZE Your STRESS

The holidays are just about ready to ramp up. Are you experiencing any symptoms of holiday or other stress? Here’s a list of a few stress symptoms: Headaches Exhaustion/insomnia Feeling out of control Anxiety/pressure Neck and shoulder tension Low back pain...

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Managing Stress = Managing Your Mind

The buzz has already started. In Santa Fe, Halloween appeared in stores in September. Good grief! I don’t know about you, but upon this discovery, I was led down a slippery slope - Thanksgiving, Justin's 18th birthday, my birthday, my boyfriends birthday, Christmas,...

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It’s Time for Deep Relaxation

Now that you've spent the week practicing 10-15 minutes of resting, how about trying a 23-minute guided relaxation called Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep?  After you can find 23-minutes you will want to venture on to 45-55 minutes of rest a week! Most of us can't remember...

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The Practice of DYING to SLOW DOWN

    Okay, that might have been a HEAVY subject line/title, but did it catch you off guard? One of the benefits of SHAVASANA, the pose you do at the end of yoga for relaxation, is about letting down your guard, letting in and letting go.  There are a myriad...

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