From Yoga

Three Simple Meditation Tips

Meditation is something that anyone can do. It doesn’t require any type of special certification or training in a certain meditation technique. It just requires consistent practice. Here are three helpful tips to help you in your own meditation practice: Sit every day, no matter how long or short. Frequency matters more than length. Like …

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Mountain Pose

Mountain Pose aka Tadasana aka your “True North.” It is the physical foundation of any yoga practice. A simple pose that aligns your body, mind and breath towards a singular purpose. All you need to do is stand tall, with legs active, shoulders back and down opening the chest and heart, with a deep breath …

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Baptiste Power Flow Immersion 2011

The 2011 Baptiste Power Flow Immersion is complete! 500 + yogis gathered in Estes Park, CO for a¬†three day¬†immersion in Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga. Led by Baron Baptiste, this gathering included Master Teachers from around the country leading workshops in addition to plenty of teachers and students of all skill levels coming together to practice. …

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Ashtanga, NY

Just watched a nice documentary, Ashtanga, NY on Netflix (streaming) regarding Ashtanga yoga as taught by Sri Pattabhi Jois (“Guruji”). The documentary takes place during a 1 month intensive in which Guruji and his grandson led several hundred students in daily Ashtanga practice in the heart of Manhattan. What makes it even more powerful is …

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Intention is everything

All my classes start in this way, with a few moments of silence. With time for students to consider why they took the time to practice at the start or end of a busy day. Establishing a clear intention is the single most important thing you can do in a practice of yoga. It’s certainly …

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The Importance of Contrast

In the Yoga asana practice that I teach we spend a good portion of each practice in an energetic fiery flow that builds “yang” energy. Simply put, you get very warm, start sweating profusely and raise the overall energy level of your body. The closing portion of class is designed to be more cooling, contemplative …

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