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Slow Down With Mindfulness

How can we learn to slow down? One of the most memorable lessons for me in college was during a Composition 2 course. Our Professor had us write down a list of words. Then he asked us to switch the pen to our non-dominant hand and write the list again. Our Professor then asked each of us to share...

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Om: The Most Powerful Mantra

"Now, we will end with the sacred syllable OM. Please take a full inhale and exhale, then inhale half way, and on your next exhale, we will begin to say OM…the original most power mantra in the entire literature of Hinduism is the sacred syllable OM."When I describe the syllable OM (AUM) like...

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Truth As A Tool For Living Your Best Life

We’ve all been taught how important the truth is. It’s a lesson that most kids learn the minute they can understand the difference between truth and fiction. But how do you actually live your truth?In yoga, this concept is known as “satya” or truthfulness. Although it seems like the truth is...

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Challenge Is Part of the Yoga Journey

To me, yoga is a physical, emotional, and mental challenge in the best of ways. It is a holistic practice. I have always loved yoga’s ability to heal more than just the physical body. Although there are a lot of people nowadays that feel that yoga is solely a form of exercise, I beg them to...

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Paying Attention: Practicing Svadhyaya

Since completing my yoga teacher training, I’m better at paying attention. As I move throughout my day, whether teaching, practicing, working, or simply running errands, I feel the shift. It’s as if my senses have all been augmented. I notice a greater ability to slow down my actions, to expand...

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Meet Jorge Fecuri | 2017 Alumnus

This interview was held in April 2021 with Alumnus, Jorge Fecuri, originally from Brasilia, Brazil and currently residing in Los Angeles. He completed his 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2017, in Ireland, and is currently enrolled in 100 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training.What is your yoga...

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Thoracolumbar Junction In Twisting

The thoracolumbar junction is where the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae meet and it is in the thoracolumbar junction that most of our twisting happens when we practice Yoga. Before going further into the thoracolumbar junction, let’s first take a quick look at the beautiful, complex spinal...

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Pregnancy: Be Kind to Yourself In Yoga

I have been practicing yoga for about 12 years, now, and even practiced through my pregnancy. I have a regular home practice that I have stuck with for quite some time. I had a baby about 16 months ago. I did yoga throughout my entire pregnancy up until about three weeks before I had my baby. I...

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Feeling Your Way Through Teaching

Becoming a new teacher leaves you feeling frightened in so many ways. You’ve learned lifetimes of new material, students are looking to you for directions and the stage fright sets in: what meditations did you plan, again? Thoughts race: am I even leading a good flow? A miscue in class leads to...

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Top 5 Tips for Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of year when we can take the steps to make changes to help us grow in all capacities, just like the season is showing us. A time to detox our bodies, our space, our relationships, our routines. It is a time to take stock and assess what is working for us and what is potentially...

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