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Patience in Practice

I consider myself to be a pretty patient person (or so I’ve been told) AND I know that I can also lack patience and be impatient.  I often want things to happen more quickly even though I know some things just take time.  I use my yoga practice regularly to help me...

Hope

If you only carry one thing throughout your entire life, let it be hope.  Let it be hope that better things are always ahead. Let it be hope that you can get through even the toughest of times. Let it be hope that you are stronger than any challenge that comes your...

Yoga Philosophy – Niyamas: Tapas (Austerity)

Austerity…yikes!  This word might bring to mind all sorts of things you’ve heard about extreme yoga like fasting, hours of yoga practice, celibacy to name a few.  However, Tapas also translates as heat, fire, light or discipline. “…refers to the psychic energy...

The Niyamas: Svadhyaya – Self Study

The fourth Niyama is Svadhyaya, the study of the self. “Yoga is the journey of the Self, through the Self, to the Self.” -The Bhagavad Gita The work or practice we do on the mat is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to yoga. On the mat work helps us to see,...

Simple IS Your Super Power

“Keep It Simple Stupid – Yoga” was one of the books my yoga teacher recommended to me when I shared with her that I wanted to be a yoga teacher.  My first thought was, “wow! Really?”  However, I did what she recommended and am so glad I did.  Bottom-line, the...