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9 Things I Learned From Practicing Yoga

It came to my attention that I’ve learned many lessons from practicing yoga. I’d love to share some of the most important lessons learned, that have truly transformed my life.1. Deep breathing is so importantThanks to yoga, the practice of pranayama has transformed my health. I am no longer...

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New York: Ahimsa In The City

Living in New York City is quite a unique experience. Coming from an Earth and yoga-loving community in the San Francisco Bay Area and practicing yoga for more than 20 years, New York City is like a different planet. Not to say that there aren’t a variety of quality yoga offerings in New York, or...

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Silent Time In Your Yoga Classes

As Yoga Teachers, we often talk about how important silent time is for our students; how opening our classes and pausing in silence can help them tune in, breathe and settle. When I first started teaching, I loved being able to watch how my students would magically transform into softer, calmer...

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Turmeric Golden Mylk Latte

Your Yoga Flow teacher, Andrea, is always raving about her Turmeric Golden Mylk Lattes. She says she feels like her day and mood are positively transformed by this yummy and healthy beverage. So I asked if she’d share her favourite recipe with the rest of us!Here it is: 1 cup of organic...

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Embracing My True Shy Self

I grew up believing that being shy was a bad thing. I’m naturally introverted and growing up I was painfully shy. I found it very difficult to feel at ease in group situations and I would freeze up when anyone wanted to talk to me. Being shy made it painfully uncomfortable for me to talk about...

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Do You Fear Change?

Abhinivesha, sometimes translated as “clinging to life” or “fear of death”, is a concept that quite easily rattles me. You see, I like think of myself as a person who is ok with the fragility of life. With some serious life-threatening health issues in my past I felt as though I had come to terms...

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Ayurveda: Your Unique Constitution

Ayurvedic perspective helps us see through new eyes.Why are some people intense and others laid back? Some want to shine in the spotlight and others are happy to work quietly behind-the-scenes. And why is one person perfectly content with routine and constancy while another craves change and...

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Is Deference a Healthy Practice?

What do you think of when you hear the word deference? Does it have positive or negative connotations to you? The noun deference is simply defined as “humble submission and respect”. Personally, I’ve been battling with this word my entire life.I have three siblings, one younger than me and two...

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Breathing Into Discomfort With Yoga

Today in my karma yoga class for new yogis with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) we worked around finding freedom in discomfort. As always, being mindful of the breath and staying with the breath – all by itself – took us through the class and allowed us to dive into the concept that we were exploring.In...

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How to Catalyze Change with Tapas

I have been craving some change in my life lately and I have noticed that the only way for me to change the things that are not working is through fiery discipline, also known in yoga philosophy as, tapas. Tapas truly is the main catalyst for change on and off the yoga mat. Tapas is the practice...

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