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Your home practice: Shoulders!

A home yoga practice can really make a difference in your yoga practice. Last month, I posted a few reasons why and gave you a short sequence to practice. Some of the reasons might surprise you...because none of them involve things like being able to do the splits...

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How Observing makes you a Better Teacher

How Observing makes you a Better Teacher

One important skill for yoga teachers is being able to observe. In my mind, it’s not just important, it’s a huge priority!   In T.K.V. Desikachar’s book The Heart of Yoga, he begins with some insight into his father, Krishnamacharya's, teaching. He says, “The essence...

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A 15-minute Home Practice will do wonders

A 15-minute Home Practice will do wonders

I’m a big proponent of a home yoga practice. Don’t get me wrong, I love practicing at a yoga studio - the vibe of the place, practicing with other yogis, great teachers - it’s all really good stuff.   BUT - one tried and true way to deepen your own practice, to truly...

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The World needs more Yoga Teachers

I've heard mention recently about how people are worried that with the expansion of yoga teacher training programs, that there will be too many yoga teachers out there and potentially not enough teaching jobs. To that, I say, phooey. I’ve both owned a yoga studio and...

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Chakras and Yoga: Part 2

Truth be told, any kind of movement will have an effect on your Chakras, yoga is just the most fun (personal opinion inserted). When you practice ‘grounding’ postures, for example, you are working with your Root Chakra and the lower Chakras in general. Warrior 1 is a...

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Chakras and Yoga: Part 1

Chakras and Yoga: Part 1

If you’ve never heard of Chakras before or the concept of chakras, this may all seem a bit strange to you. It’s likely, though, that if you’ve been around yoga for any period of time, either a teacher or an article or book you’ve read has mentioned Chakras. Chakras...

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Practicing Yoga at Home

Practicing Yoga at Home

So, as a teacher, it may seem counter-intuitive to you that I recommend creating a home practice. I mean, if everyone practices at home, who’s coming to class? In my mind, a home practice is essential to deepening your practice and making it yours. Pattabhi Jois said...

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