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You’ve heard of karma, but have you heard of dharma?  These Hindu principles have to do with how we live our lives and the impact we have on others.  It’s about being mindful of your surroundings now but also for the future to come.  In the everyday world, the term karma is often misused.  Wishing […]

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Come and play with this pose by surrendering and letting go; over and over, finding your edge and then letting go a little bit more. You will discover intense relaxation.

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When you start to delve a bit deeper into your yoga practice, you will start to hear about the gunas; sattva, rajas and tamas.  The gunas make up our prakriti, which is everything in our ethereal universe, consciousness, matter and all energy.  To put it simpler, they are the energy of everything you think, feel, […]

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When most people contemplate yoga, it is the physical yoga asanas or poses that come immediately to mind. You may be surprised to know that asana is only one of the eight limbs or paths of yoga. Yoga was never designed to be practiced as a physical exercise only. It was designed to be a […]

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Balasana – Childs Pose (bah-LAHS- uh-nuh) Bala – child Asana – pose Balasana is a pose that demonstrates strength in the yogis’ awareness and recognition of their body’s needs and assists to find balance between a strong practice and a restorative practice. It offers opportunity for the student/practitioner to take rest and to set or […]

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Purvottanasana – Upward Facing Plank Pose (PUR-voh-tun-AHS-uh-nuh) purvo = east uttana = intense stretch asana = pose This is a pose of many names, but singularly it provides a strong and intense stretch that counteracts the effects of Chaturanga by opening the entire front side of the body. Drawing from the strength of the core, […]

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What to eat, or what not to eat, before jumping on your yoga mat is a topic many practitioners can be a little unsure about. The general rule of thumb is to try and eat at least two hours before a class, allowing your body enough time to properly digest before you begin twisting your […]

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Ardha Matsyendrasana – Half Lord of the Fishes Pose (ARD-ha MOTS-yen-DRAHS -uh-nuh) Ardha = half Matsyendra = king of the fish (matsya = fish indra = ruler), a legendary teacher of yoga Asana = comfortable seat Dedicated to Matsyendra, teacher of Yoga and Lord of the Fishes, Ardha Matsyendrasana, is a seated twist which is […]

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It’s all well and good to start practicing yoga, but how do you turn this into a habit? Some days it feels like you don’t have time for anything extra, so trying to fit anything new into your life can be a struggle and they tend to fall to the wayside. Creating a habit involves […]

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Virabhadrasana B – Warrior 2 (veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-uh-nuh) Virabhadra = Warrior or hero Asana = comfortable seat Named after Virabhadra, an incarnation of Shiva and a po is the second of three poses in the Virabhadrasana series. A wide legged stance that develops your ability to face life’s daily challenges; by creating strength in your concentration as […]

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