Grounded Flow

Take time to pause amidst a busy life and turn your senses inward. Poses correspond to root chakra and promote a sense of groundedness. Wave One: Reclined Supine Twist Hug Knee In Ankle Circles Reclined Pigeon Half Happy Baby Apanasana Wave Two: Cat/Cow Downward Dog Movements Low Lunge with Cat/Cow Movements Cobra Low Lunge to […]

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Stop Trying

Ever been in a yoga class and thought ‘why can’t I get my leg straight?’ or ‘how does he/she make it look so easy while I’m over here dying to stay in?’. These physical differences, while also being dependent on consistent practice, evolve from a specific mental state that is detached from the potential outcome. […]

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Butterflies in the Belly

“I am courageous. I am confident. I respect myself at all times. I live my life with integrity. I am at peace with myself and the world around me. I live a life that is rich with inspiration. I am strong and powerful.” Throughout my yoga teacher training I was fascinated by all the information being […]

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The Energy Which Defines Us

The more I study the energy channels in our body, or chakras, the more I realize there is still so much for me to learn about them. The influence they have over our physical and mental well-being is profound and ever-changing. I have spent a lot of time developing my understanding of them in the […]

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All About Transitions

It’s always incredible when I discover a new way to transition between poses. When I first saw this drop-back into urdhva dhanurasana (upward-facing bow pose) I was intimidated and fearful of what might go wrong (i.e. completely destroying my quadriceps) – but decided to give it a whirl anyways. After a few attempts with strong hesitation, […]

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Finding the Repose

“Find the repose within the pose.” – Prashant Iyengar I have been thinking a lot about this concept lately and have applied it in my teaching on several occasions, but what does it truly mean? Repose means to be at rest, but how do we find this place of peace during our practice? Finding the […]

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Forging My Own Path

“If we magnified our successes as much as we magnify our disappointments we’d all be much happier.” I’ve been teaching yoga regularly for almost a full month now and already feel an incredible shift in my confidence. My first few classes were preceded by anxiety and fear that I would make a fool out of […]

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