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#yogaflashback: fun, love, funny, learning all in one

#yogaflashback: fun, love, funny, learning all in one

Wow, where has the time gone!? I can’t believe it’s already week three! This week we are going to step it up a bit learning two postures a day. We’re ready! As a practicing Buddhist, I find my morning chanting of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo has been helping me stay focused on all my tasks during the day. Our posture clinics with Zefea and Torrey ...

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can yoga help postpartum depression?

can yoga help postpartum depression?

Millions of women all over the world find themselves suffering from an illness called postpartum depression, after the births of their children. In fact, according to a study conducted in 2009, over 13% of women develop postpartum depression within a few weeks after the delivery of their baby. What precisely it is and why it affects those that it does is constantly being researched, with new information coming out almost ...

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from homicide prosecutor to yoga teacher?

from homicide prosecutor to yoga teacher?

you bet, and here’s how

I used to be a homicide prosecutor. Now I teach yoga.

I used to walk around a courtroom talking about evidence and witnesses. Now I walk around a classroom talking about dristhi and prana.

I used to help the jury learn about bad guys and murder. Now I help yoga students explore where their bodies and minds can go.

I used ...

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#yogastory: now back to the yoga

#yogastory: now back to the yoga

It’s official; I am an Abu Dhabi nomad. I must say, I am as amused to be writing that as it must sound to read. It’s mostly humorous because there really is no point in taking it any other way.

Here’s why:
My official resignation date was October 5th and this course started the following morning. I was informed by Etihad housing that I had a grace of seven days ...

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#yogastory: where has the time gone?

#yogastory: where has the time gone?

It’s coming to the end of our second week and I cannot believe how fast time has gone by. I looked through our group pictures today and some of them feel like they were taken a lifetime ago. Time is funny like that.

takes long and goes quick

As it is happening, it can feel never-ending, and yet here we are, half way through our training. I am in awe. ...

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#yogastory: meditation training from Expanding Light

#yogastory: meditation training from Expanding Light

My husband Gyandev and I were invited to teach a 3-day meditation training for Evolation Yoga Teacher Training in Santa Barbara, California.

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The directors Mark and Zefea decided to start incorporating meditation into the training; they also wanted more influence of Paramhansa Yogananda’s spiritual tradition in their training. They had us teach during the first weekend ...

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#yogastory: expect the unexpected, for the expected is overrated

#yogastory: expect the unexpected, for the expected is overrated

Day 14 – What a day!

I knew this experience was going to firmly push me out of my comfort zone but today showed me a new meaning to being out of my comfort zone!

Standing Bow Pulling Pose was today’s teaching clinic and it isn’t a pose I am going to forget anytime soon for a number of reasons.

new guest

Mark’s arrival added an extra dimension ...

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tips for staying active

tips for staying active

Each one of us is in the race to live healthier, smarter, fuller, more social, more economical… well you get the idea. The first step to making this ideally wishful mode of life a reality starts when the clocks rings for us to wake up. Our jobs require that we keep both our minds and body active. That takes both will and energy to maintain one state, from the moment ...

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