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Cooling Practices for Summer Balance

We all crave the summer months, to feel the warmth on our skin and to delight in outdoor activities without a worry of needing a jacket, right? But sometimes the heat can be overwhelming and leave us feeling depleted or dehydrated. I thought I would put together a short list of practices that...

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Keeping Your Phone Away From the Mat

Cell phones are unquestionably part of our everyday life. Can you remember the last time you left your phone at home? Most people can’t, including myself! It’s rare for someone not to have a phone on them in our culture. Although this has some obvious advantages regarding safety, communicating,...

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5 Ayurvedic Tips for Colds

It’s that time of year when everyone’s got a cold and you just hope that you’ll somehow be the exception and make it through the season unscathed. I hope so too! But it’s unlikely, so read on for 5 Ayurvedic tips to nip a cold in the bud. None of these suggestions are meant to replace the advice...

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How to Go With the Flow

Learning to go with the flow may be one of the most powerful, life-altering lessons you can learn. Yet, it is often one of the most difficult teachings to swallow. There’s something so terrifying about going with the flow, but it can be extremely liberating. The whole idea of “letting go” or...

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Yoga & Essential Oils for Kidneys

Did you know that long-held yin style backbends in combination with clary sage essential oil will nourish your kidneys, your kidney meridians, and your kidney energy? Why does this information matter, you may ask? Sarah Powers explains in her book 'Insight Yoga' that the kidneys' energetic health...

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Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing

The idea of self-healing is so attractive to me that I didn’t need much convincing to pick up the first book I ever read on Ayurveda, which had the same title as this article. This book, by Vasant Lad (the man who later became my teacher), introduces us to Ayurveda’s basic theory and...

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Scope of Practice

Ethical codes of conduct are essential as a yoga teacher, including scope of practice. To fully understand a yoga teacher’s scope of practice one must also realize the responsibility that’s inherent in the student-teacher relationship. Yoga can be a beautiful way to encourage health and...

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Niche Yoga

In the business world there's a lot of talk about having a niche. As a yoga teacher you are technically your own business so it can be valuable to treat yourself as such.If you're unfamiliar with the term 'niche' for business it basically means selling to a specific part of a market. Instead of...

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Chai Tea is Magic

In many parts of the world, “chai” is simply the word for tea. However, in the Western world, the word chai has become synonymous with a type of fragrant, spicy Indian tea more accurately referred to as masala chai. What’s more, this beverage may have benefits for heart health, digestion,...

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Finding Time

How do you find the feeling of balance within yourself when you think it seems like you hardly have a moment to be still on any given day? Even just a few minutes of yoga or meditation can positively affect our productivity for several hours. But how can we make time for yoga or meditation when...

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