Tag Archives: Yoga

Why Having A System Matters

What is the value of having a system? I've found myself evaluating this in greater detail. Where do we have existing systems that are working to our benefit? In business, our personal lives, on our yoga mat - or even in the kitchen (the last two being my favorite places to be). So go figure,…
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A Yoga Practice That Goes Beyond Your Mat – Ahimsa

First in a many part series, I’m aiming to break down the eight limbs of yoga into practical applications for daily living. The goal is to K.I.S.S. (keep it simple sweetheart) and initiate further inner awareness and personal reflection. You may notice that these principles cross over and can be found in the texts of…
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How Your Body affects Your Mind

 Soul and body, I suggest, react sympathetically upon each other.” Aristotle This is a topic that excites the hell out of me, the implications are so insanely powerful. We know that our psychology affects our physiology, chemical changes occur in our bodies as a result of how we choose to perceive the events of our lives…
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What Does Being AUTHENTIC Really Mean?

 This past weekend I had the opportunity to network and meet a ton of people. Each one of them making their own mark in the world, sharing their area of expertise and providing a valuable service that is in alignment with what they love to do. Part of the reason I originally created the Gal Pals…
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A Thing or Two About Self Sabotage

  Old habits die hard... Is this the year that you have committed to improving your health and well-being? Is a career change that is more in line with your purpose part of your vision for yourself? Maybe you've decided to further your education, take your business to the next level? You are excited for the…
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Yoga…Why to try it and the reasons to stick with it!

Have you been considering trying yoga? Or maybe you went to a class and never went back? That's how it started for me, and I'm so glad I didn't "toss in the towel", because I would have missed out. Silence your doubts and release any fears you may have about not being flexible enough, not…
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Intention is Everything

This is a "quickie", just thinking about what a powerful act it is to "set our intention". Our interactions with others, ourselves, the world and of course the time spent on our yoga mat can really be influenced by our intentions going in. Our intention is very much an energy thing. I really began to connect with this idea in…
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Get Out Of YOUR Story & Open Your Heart

We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are. THE TALMUD As part of the Yoga Teacher Training, I had to research a list of subjects assigned, write reports on them and present my findings. For one of these reports I chose the Yoga Sutras. I'm actually blown away by the…
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What Yoga Taught Me About My Comfort Zone

Poise. Presence. Gratitude. These have been my go to words for the week, and I have a feeling it’s going be a regular part of my internal dialogue and vocabulary for the next little while. Poise – A state of balance or equilibrium, self-assurance, calm, grace and dignity. Most of what I write about is…
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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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