Practicing on & off the mat

I recently had a request for a private yoga lesson from someone who wanted to “make sure they were doing yoga right”.  Another person informed me that they were not interested in yoga because they were “not flexible enough to do the postures”.  These two examples reminded me that people often come to yoga with […]

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Finding Balance

Part of my byline for this blog about Living Life, Making Choices is about finding balance.  I thought of this last night as I was thinking about striving and letting go – in our yoga practice or in our daily lives.  Early in my yoga practice – about 10 years ago – my practice was […]

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“Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.  There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross photo courtesy of Govinda Kai An upcoming blog will be on the topic of Synchronicity… for […]

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In Sanskrit (Indian language), Namaste means “I honor the light in you” and when you say it to another person, they reply “Namaste” back to you – honoring the light within you. I think of the light within each of us as the essence of who we are individually and also the essence of what […]

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Change is saying goodbye to an old, familiar situation and facing a new unfamiliar situation.  Sometimes it’s not the old or the new that unnerves us, it’s the time in between.  Ronnie Kaye, author of Spinning Straw into Gold and two time breast cancer survivor says “ In life when one door closes another always […]

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A Farewell Class for Beth

When International Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Govinda Kai was leading a weekend workshop at Living Yoga last year, he suggested that someone in our community travel to Mysore to become certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga. I asked Beth if she was interested and she immediately, and enthusiastically, said yes. As soon as the Living Yoga Community […]

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Go with the flow

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” RUMI New Year’s Resolutions….. yes, it is that time again! A resolution is an intention – what do we intend for our life in the coming year? Setting an intention is the start of putting a plan in action. […]

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