Category Archives: Yoga Tips

New Beginnings, Continued Passion

Hi! I hope you’re enjoying life. I haven’t posted here in a long while, so I wanted to check in. Change is in the air, and “Yoga Moods” is evolving. Yoga is still an integral part of my life. However, I’m currently focused on health coaching and herbalism. Please keep in touch if you are …

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Becoming Aware of the Details that can Cause Injury in Yoga

A yoga teacher friend once warned me about using “tented fingers” in yoga.  She said the likelihood of injury when this position is repeated is very high.  Apparently, she learned at a conference that a common yoga injury is in the hands due to “tenting.”  I had never really thought about injuring my hands this way in …

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Connecting with the Inner Body

Direct your attention into the body.  Feel it from within.  Is it alive?  Is there life in your hands, arms, legs, and feet — in your abdomen, your chest?  Can you feel the subtle energy field that pervades the entire body and gives vibrant life to every organ and every cell?  Can you feel it …

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8 Ways to Develop a Home Yoga Practice

Yoga can transform your life if you let it become a daily part of your lifestyle.  Here are some ideas to develop your own home practice: Doesn’t need to be very long – 20 minutes/day is fine Doesn’t always need to be asana (posture) practice – seated or walking meditation is also very powerful.  Also take …

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Moments of Mindfulness

Being mindful in daily life has such a positive effect on the psyche.  We begin to notice the beauty that surrounds us and develop gratitude for just being alive.  So often we wander through life not fully awake.  We do tasks and chores without thinking.  We worry about the future and lament about, or long …

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Yoga for Kids!

Do you have any little ones in your life?  What better gift than to introduce them to the practice of yoga?  Kids these days are under a lot of stress, and sometimes adults are not aware of that.  If we can give them tools to deal with this stress, they will live healthier and happier …

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Knowing Ourselves — Observing without Judgment

As I’m sure you’ve heard before if you practice yoga regularly, we must begin where we are today. In many yoga classes, the teacher will ask you to begin by deepening your breath, closing your eyes, and “looking” inside. You are encouraged to breathe deeply and slowly, while searching your entire body for tension, as …

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