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The Yamas and Niyamas of Yoga

At the beginning of Patanjali’s eight-fold path of yoga lays the Yamas: the moral, ethical and societal guidelines for the practicing yogi. These guidelines are all expressed in the positive, and thus become emphatic descriptions of how a yogi behaves and relates to their world when truly immersed in the unitive sate of yoga. While… Read more »

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The Yoga of 12 Step Recovery

Fellow yogis, June here.  In addition to teaching Gentle Yoga on Monday mornings, I’m excited to bring this addiction/relapse prevention program to Breathe! Y12SR – The Yoga of 12 Step Recovery The characteristics and effects of addiction can be described as ‘separation’.  Addiction separates and disconnects us from ourselves, our loved ones, our environment and… Read more »

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Fulfill Up With Less

Fa la la la la, it’s that time of year. No not THAT time of year (yet). It’s the time of year when I pile as many things as possible onto my plate. If you are anything like me, then what you are agreeing to take on is hardly possible, and certainly not healthy, but… Read more »

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8 Compelling Reasons to Practice Restorative Yoga

I got into yoga during the peak of my athletic career. I had suffered my first setback, a back injury that was teaching me a lot about myself, and how to slow down. Breathing and moving my body with a purpose to recover from the pain was essentially my first lesson in self-care. Being only 20… Read more »

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Does Yoga Need to be Sexy?

Yoga has grown in leaps in bounds over the last 20 years, and so has the media exposure of yoga. In addition to being featured in a plethora of commercials and tv shows, there’s a multitude of yoga pics and videos posted daily on social media sights nowadays. As with anything as it grows into the… Read more »

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Can Yoga Alone Keep us Fit and Healthy?

I was recently leading a meditation and mantra workshop, and after sitting for an hour straight I suggested that we take a break and do a quick stretch. Unguided everyone stood up and did some basic stretches and asanas (poses) to relieve the stiffness that had set in. I said, ‘Thank God for asana, the… Read more »

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