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Roaring Lion

Lion Pose, Simhasana, is said to cure bad breath, clean the tongue and improve speech and enunciation. It is such fun and a fantastic release of tension and energy. The ‘Roaring’ part of it comes (more…)

Clearing A Path

To begin our practice we must carve out time for ourselves in our schedule

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Anchoring A Buoy

When we anchor ourselves firmly into ground, we can allow our heart a feeling of buoyancy. This warm up begins with releasing the inner legs downward, all the way. If you could get your inner legs to touch the ground,

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Hips Square, again

Many yoga poses require us to keep our hips squarely facing front. This direction is something that we have all heard so many times and have done so many times

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Feel Your Prana

This warm up begins lying prone, on my belly. I lay down and relax in a prone Savasana.

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Locking Not Leaking

In this warm up, the wall is your partner. The idea is to prevent energy from leaking through our own physical patterns and misalignments. We use Jalandhara Bandha (Chin Lock) to ‘lock’

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Stir It Up

We settle our weight down onto the floor in Sukhasana (with crossed legs) to begin our practice. From this starting point we attempt to cook up some of our inner fire and energy. The first few movements of this warm

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Middle Breath

According to yogic texts and teachings, the wind that flows in the middle of the body, Samana Vayu, helps in the process of digestion. It can do much more than that.

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Smooth Moves, things to do with a blanket

Whatever might cause us to move through our lives in a jerky, hesitant, insecure way, we still possess the ability to be graceful, fluid and easeful. Sliding on a blanket on a smooth wood floor is like a gentle ride.

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“Good job!” and Other Feedback

How often do we as parents and teachers say, “Good job!” in response to something our child or student has done? Feedback like this comes out of our mouths so often that it is habitual. It is only when we

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