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Healthy Summer-time Screen-time boundaries for Tweens & Teens

It’s the beginning of August – halfway through summer. A season that’s supposed to be a time where life slows down and the kids get outside. But, it can be long and very stressful for working parents (and who isn’t … Continue reading

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Kids are Brilliant

Kids amaze me. I was teaching a 2nd-grade yoga class, during the school year and shared with my students that I was learning how to overcome my fear of handstands with my yoga teacher.  One of the girls asked, “Why … Continue reading

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Happy Feet

No, this is not an article about the perfect pedicure. This post is about giving your feet the much-deserved love and attention they need & require. This is about saying yes to happy feet. 🙂 Looking around my yoga class, … Continue reading

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The Best all Body & Brain Workout: Clean your House

That’s right. Cleaning your house is one of the best body & brain workouts you can do. Move as much as you can, in as many different ways as you can. It’s not rocket science that movement helps maintain mobility, … Continue reading

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The beneficial surprises of releasing, undoing, slackening

I am always surprised at how much more my body can relax and release – even after I think a tight area has released to it’s maximum. Lately, I have been doing a restorative version of Half Frog first thing in … Continue reading

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Mindfulness & Creative Arts change your Brain Chemistry

We’ve all heard it in the news, maybe even experienced it on some level ourselves – the rampant opioid issue the US is facing. I was not surprised to hear it is present in my daughter’s middle school as well. It’s … Continue reading

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Using the Sutra and in our Daily Practice

According to the Oxford English dictionary, a sutra is “a rule or aphorism in Sanskrit literature.” Sutra literally translates into ‘thread, rule.’ It also comes from the verb siv , which means ‘to sew.’ One can think of the Yoga … Continue reading

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Restore & Renew: Eliciting the Parasympathetic Nervous System

The Flight-Fight response of the sympathetic nervous system purpose was to help us flee from danger – think cavewoman fleeing from a tiger. In the face of a threat our body produces adrenaline to increase our heart rate, pupils dilate, … Continue reading

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Patanjali’s eight-limbed path

In Sutra 2.29, Patanjali outlines an eight-limbed practical path to yoga. Though these eight-limbs can be seen as a step-by-step progression, they are all work together and are very interconnected. Western yoga emphasizes asana, the physical practice or posture practice, … Continue reading

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Finding Steadiness & Ease in the Challenge

Applying steadiness and ease to each asana, whether to each pose or to the practice as a whole, creates a safe, active, and balanced practice. This is done by creating intelligent sequencing, and by giving precise and aligned instructions. With … Continue reading

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