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Know Your Audience

Last week, my daughter called me a "fortune cookie". Instead of being defensive I laughed, really laughed...Why? Because she is right. I usually get my back up when my 21-year-old, with her infinite wisdom and strong opinions proceeds to give me pointers on how to live life, but...lately I've taken up this thing called listening. I love to…
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Drishti

So…you’re in a yoga class and the teacher tells you to “use your drishti” , and you’re thinking “What the heck is drishti? Read on my friends….read on! Drishti is a point of focus where the gaze rests during postures in a yoga practice or meditation. It brings into practice the fifth and sixth limbs of…
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The Yoga Sutras…a Practical Guide for Personal Transformation

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there -RUMI, from SOUL, HEART, AND BODY ONE MORNING Having spent time in this last month reading about the Yoga Sutras I am pretty blown away, by these "guidelines" that were written between 2000 - 3000 years ago. When I first started…
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Resentment…How is it impacting YOUR life?

re·sent·ment noun: resentment; plural noun: resentments bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly. Synonyms: bitterness, indignation, irritation, pique, dissatisfaction, disgruntlement, discontentment, discontent, resentfulness, bad feelings, hard feelings, ill will, acrimony, rancor, animosity . I think it's fair to say we have all experienced resentment in one form or another. Some carrying on for years, others…
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Yoga and Your Knees

The old adage “No Pain No gain DOES NOT ring true here! Consider this: 1)The knees are engaged in the majority of yoga poses and 2) knee injuries and pain are one of the most common joint issues reported by patients to their doctors. Osteoarthritis of the knee, in which the cartilage in the knee…
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Pranayama…What’s it to you?

Pranayama is the formal practise of controlling the breath. Prana means “life force” or “life energy”. Yama means “discipline” or “control.” Breathing is automatic, we don’t need to think about it to make it happen. Day to day there is not a lot of awareness for most of us when it comes to our breath.…
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Yoga Nidra – What Is It And What Can It Do For You?

First of all, I haven’t met anyone lately that couldn’t use a little more relaxation. Seems most of us are all too familiar with the pressures and duties of everyday life. Work, school, kids, finances are just the tip of the iceberg….it seems in our Western society there is no shortage of things to be…
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YOGA Teacher Training

Disclaimer: YOGA Teacher Training should only be attempted by individuals that have a strong desire to; foster meaningful connections with others, learn how to be a good listener/communicator,  understand self love,  experience profound self awareness , be real & authentic, experience peace and maybe...just maybe  the side effect will be to take your YOGA practise to a whole new…
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Look for the Learning – A Catalyst for Change

“Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us-and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning.” - Louisa May Alcott I've spent some time "snorkeling in the toilet bowl" lately as my mom likes to call it - and I'm relieved…
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Jen Unplugged…A Force to be Reckoned With

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, and some humor, and some style" -Maya Angelou I'm suddenly inspired to write something, somewhat of a tribute I suppose, about a gal that was about a fierce as they come and lived her…
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