FROM THE CASTING COUCH TO THE YOGA MAT… boys will be boys

I recently read an article from 2012 about what led to the fall of a very popular Yoga Teacher John Friend and his internationally recognized style Anasaura Yoga.. It was his sexual escapades with married employees and teachers which led to his downfall. Back in 2012 only quiet dribbles of these escapades would come out and then they were gone. There was (is) Bikram Choudhury Founder of the…

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BEND OVER BACKWARD for yourself

Make space within yourself to breathe deeper as you inhale and exhale.  Clear out accumulated burdens causing sadness, worry, fear, and anger.  Open your heart, open your chest and EXHALE to allow for the fullness and ease of your next INHALATION! Backbends make us happy.  When sadness and deep grief carve out a home in our body our posture reflects the expression of…

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All Stuck Up

So many of my students react to a pose that they find difficult by saying,  “I am so tight,” or “I can’t do this pose,” and “I will never be able to do this.”   Well, if it is true that your thoughts affect actions then hanging out in a pose repeating that you will never change, assures that you will never change.  And,…

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WARRIOR POSE: STRONG AND CENTERED

One standing pose will bring forth a strong and confident attitude that will move with you for your entire day. Inspired beauty and balance through strength, flexibility, and stability bringing grace and confidence to each step of the rest of your day is what Standing Asanas bring into your life.. The warrior is disciplined, fearless, strong and flexible.  To stand firmly and…

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ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW

Another point of view to assist better breathing is side bending postures.  I consider these side stretches along with twists essentials for supporting deeper breathing. This is such a well rounded asana (parivrttaikapada upavistha konasana) that spreads, twists, turns and churns from the inside out.  What a wonderful way to change your point of view.  When we are just too…

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