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Celebrating Savasana.

Savasana, Pose of Death and Rebirth. The last pose of every yoga practice. No matter what style, it is the closing posture. The time can vary but generally, out of reverence, it is at least 3 minutes. It is the most important pose of the practice since it is the place where we let our physical body… Continue reading Celebrating Savasana.

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5 Ways to Make Intentions More Meaningful

Intention: Cambridge dictionary: noun /something that you want and plan to do; an aim: We talk a lot about intention in yoga. It’s like putting your plan together. “I intend to take care of myself today”, “I intend to keep my spine straight this morning”, “I intend to be on time”. But the even more important part of intention is follow… Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Intentions More Meaningful

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This Will Never Happen Again

I woke up this morning tired. Opening my eyes was an effort. Then I reminded myself that this morning, this moment will never happen again. Things changed. I looked in the mirror and said with a smile, “your eyes will never be this sort of puffy again”. I reminded myself that the light would never… Continue reading This Will Never Happen Again

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One Thing You Need to do Before Starting your Next Big Project.

Sometimes when you’ve finished something, it feels weird. Know what I’m talking about? We just finished our summer strength series. This Friday felt a little weird, not going up on the roof to work out with the gang. Or what happens when your dream comes true, ie. you publish that book, finish that painting, change… Continue reading One Thing You Need to do Before Starting your Next Big Project.

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Three ways to stop self sabotaging behaviour

How do we notice those habits ingrained in us, sometimes for generations, that don’t benefit us? I am talking about things that limit our ability to move forward toward our best selves. Sometimes it is fear of being great, we’ve talked about that one. Sometimes we have these learned self sabotaging behaviours like enabling from… Continue reading Three ways to stop self sabotaging behaviour

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5 Ways to be Your Own Guru!

“You yourselves are the Being you are seeking”, Swami Vivekananda Why do we look outside ourselves for guidance on our most intimate life questions? Weird, huh? I do it too. We forget to trust ourselves. Sure, we made some poor decisions in the past. But we’ve learned from them. That experience in any one else would… Continue reading 5 Ways to be Your Own Guru!

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Feel at Home Everywhere

“Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.” ― James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room Imagine. Home. You take it with you. It is always there, irrevocable. Move far away, you still have it. Come close, you bring it with you. Rainy days, you always find home. I love it. That melancholy part of me that… Continue reading Feel at Home Everywhere

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An easy way to build confidence and self esteem.

Showing up is 80% of life,  Woody Allen On the 21st we finish our 21 Day Challenge. Who cares? I do yoga every day regardless. These past 21 days have been more formal. I wasn’t by myself gauging what I would do next, or for how long, or imagining a particular sequence before coming back to the breath. You… Continue reading An easy way to build confidence and self esteem.

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How to Get Smarter and Happier

I love to move. I need to move. Why is it that moving that makes us feel better? For one, exercise releases endorphins, those feel good hormones. Movement also opens up energy pathways so that your body functions better. Mention low energy, tension or stress and nearly every wellness professional suggests moving. Even the Harvard… Continue reading How to Get Smarter and Happier