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Spirituality - The 'Be Nice' Religion

I often hear “I like yoga but I’m not interested in the spiritual side of the practice.”

Much like these students, I too had a lot of trepidation about going to my first yoga class. I started doing yoga at home on a VHS tape. The video was a Power Yoga tape that took a student through vigorous and varied sun salutations. There was no ‘spiritual aspect’. 

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Detoxing with Yoga

We spend a lot of time focusing on cleaning our outer bodies.  We take showers, brush our teeth, go for pedicures and perform all kinds of daily rituals to make sure we look our best.  From time to time, it is also important to clean out our insides. Busy lifestyles often lead to unhealthy eating habits and if we don’t make time for exercise our bodies can become congested with toxins. 

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Why Women Over 40 Should be Practising Yoga

Women in their 40’s are typically very busy.  You work, take care of kids, run your household....it’s all about everything going on around you and often we ignore our own needs.  In your 30s you can get away with it.  In your 40s we begin to see symptoms of self neglect.  Weight gain, poor digestion, stiff achy body, insomnia, hight blood pressure, anxiety and a weak immune system, to name a few.

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Abandha Breath

Like the Ujjayi breath the Abandha breath actively draws attention to what is already happening in the way of coordinated movement between all of the diaphragms that occurs during the breathing process.  The Ujayi breath emphasizes the contraction portion of the work that diaphragms do while breathing and the Abandha breath draws attention to and emphasizes the release of these diaphragms.

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Why Meditate?

The value that meditation brings to the practitioners life can be mysterious at first. What can one possibly get from sitting still and closing their eyes? After trying meditation a few times it seems boring, uncomfortable and a waist of time. It is at this point that most people give up, saying that ‘it is not for them’. So what’s all the hype about then? 

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Fascial Health for Athletes and Movement Therapists

Understanding the nature of fascia and learning how to manipulate it is valuable for every athlete and movement therapist. Fascia is made of many different types of connective tissue. It binds and holds all of your many parts in place. Each person’s fascial fabric tells a story about the type of movement patterns and trauma that that individual has experienced over their lifetime. 

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