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Plantar Fasciitis: Relieve Pain with Yoga

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and happens when the connective tissue of the arch of the foot, or plantar fascia, needs to support the arch of the foot due to weak arch muscles. This weakening of muscle can be caused by lack of mobility in the feet. To understand...

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Balancing Masculine & Feminine Energy

In the words of Maya Angelou, “A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretence and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.” These words ring so true for me as I step further into womanhood and understand more truly...

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What Are the Effects of a Longer Inhale?

For some pranayama practices your teacher will instruct you to breathe with a longer inhale. Inhale for the count of five, exhale for the count of four. It seems simple but this small adjustment of breathing with a longer inhale can have a noticeable and profound effect on your body and mind. Sit...

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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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