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Calm down and Cool off

When the heat has you agitated and irritable you gotta find a way to cool down. Thankfully, there’s sitali pranayama. There is no better breathing practice in yoga for cooling our physical, mental, and emotional energy. Additionally, it is helpful in quelling anger and irritability. This pranayama is also effective in soothing pitta imbalance, when… Read more »

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Hanuman chases the sun

Happy Summer Solstice everyone! The summer solstice marks the transition from increasing daylight each day, toward a gradual decrease until the winter solstice in December. It’s a marker that symbolizes illumination and natures balancing forces, including light and dark. The sun is powerful and radiant, but it was also mistaken for a juicy mango. Listen… Read more »

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Loosen up tight hamstrings

Chronic pain in the lower back and knees are some of the most common complaints that I hear from students. Tightness in the hamstrings and outer hips are quite often the culprits for these conditions. A couple of poses practiced regularly that will strengthen the inner thighs, while gently stretching the hips, hamstrings and outer… Read more »

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Yoga for a Safe Landing

You’ve just experienced one of the best yoga practices you’ve had in a while, maybe it was the best class you’ve ever taken. You had the sweet release of energy pent up and needing to move, your heart expanded 10 times and is wide open with love. You’re feeling the power of coming together in… Read more »

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10 Things I Learned at Wanderlust

Reflecting on 3 epic days of yoga, nature, collaboration, and self-reflection. Here are 10 things I learned at Wanderlust Snowshoe 2017: There is nothing more important than unconditional love for self and others. Time with friends is a pearl. As we age it becomes more and more valuable. Snowshoe, West Virginia is an absolutely gorgeous… Read more »

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Wanderlust Snowshoe Day 2

An exciting and exhausting day here at the festival! We smartly eased our way in with Sweet Release:  Lower Body Self-Work with Derek Cook. Starting the day overlooking the mountains while massaging muscles and connective tissue with small tools and balls was nice! Derek brings great energy and the two of us thoroughly enjoyed it…. Read more »

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