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  • In Pose Info/ Yoga

    Ardha Chandrasana, Half Moon Pose

    It’s been a little while, but I am back with another pose breakdown for you! This pose, Ardha Chandrasana, or Half Moon Pose is one of my favorites. I am a bit biased because it’s a moon pose. But I also love how it requires laser sharp focus, no matter where I am in my practice. It’s a standing pose, it’s a balancing pose, and it requires a whole lot of core engagement. Let’s get into some of Iyengar’s thoughts on it’s benefits, taken from Light on Yoga: It tones…

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  • In Free Classes/ Yoga/ YouTube

    Easy Like Sunday Morning Yoga Class

    I love a good, long, hard, alignment focused yoga class. But as Fall is finally (finally!) creeping in, and the weather changes, I can feel myself want to slow down. I know you’re feeling it too based on the requests I get in public classes! I’m happy to bring you this free, 25 minute yoga class that I like to call Easy Like Sunday Morning. We start in Savasana (always a good sign), and stay on our backs working into our ankles, hips, hamstrings, and starting to bring a little…

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  • In Free Classes/ Yoga/ YouTube

    Nadi Shodhana Tutorial

    A pranayama practice has many benefits, including helping you go deeper into meditation. This video is about Nadi Shodhana, or alternate nostril breathing. It is all about balance, and coming off the Autumnal Equinox seemed like a perfect to post this. In case you don’t know, pranayama is often thought of as “yoga breathing.” Changing the way in which we breath can lead to a change of how we feel. As I said, Nadi Shodhana is about creating and restoring balance. Physically, it regulates the flow of air through the…

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  • In Life/ Yoga

    The Power of Community

    I haven’t held back about expressing my difficulties with friends this year. I did make a video about friendship breakups after all. I am a relatively shy introvert, and truthfully I think friendships are hard in your 20’s as we’re all moving through life at a different pace. People come in and out of your life all the time. I have been lucky that fate (and social media) has brought a couple of friends from my past back to the present. I trust them both dearly and I have loved…

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  • In Free Classes/ Yoga/ YouTube

    Twist It Out Yoga Class

    Friends, there is a new yoga class up on my channel! We are almost in full Fall mode. The weather is constantly changing, but there’s a coolness in the mornings that wasn’t there over the summer. As I’ve mentioned in my Out with the Old blog post, I’ve been spending a lot of my time clearing out my physical spaces. I cleared off and organized my desk, I went through my closet for the umpteenth time this year, and I got rid of two boxes of books. The next step…

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  • In Reviews/ Yoga

    SE Yoga Conference 2017

    This past Saturday I spent the day at the Southeast Yoga Conference. It was hosted here in Atlanta at the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel. I arrived around 9:30am for a day full of yoga and connecting with fellow teachers. When you register online ahead of time, you design your own schedule. Even though it was a full weekend conference, I could only go Saturday. There were still plenty of enriching offerings. There were 3 time slots – 10am-12pm, 1:30-3:30pm, and 4-6pm. Each section had about 4 different workshops to choose…

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  • In Pose Info/ Yoga

    Virabhadrasana III, Warrior III Pose

    Over this past weekend I gave a lot of thought about what it means to be a warrior. I went to a panel discussion with Cultivate Union, a local non-profit that aims to grow the impact of yoga and meditation on the community. The discussion was about yoga and money. Anything involving money is a complicated subject. On the panel sat 4 strong, amazing women that have created their own businesses in the health and wellness community. Despite all of them coming from different backgrounds with a range of experience,…

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  • In Pose Info/ Yoga/ YouTube

    Urdhva Dhanurasana Video Tutorial

    I have another yoga video up on my channel for you! This video tutorial breaks down Urdhva Dhanurasana,¬†one of my favorite backbends that opens the door to many others. While a more “fundamental” backbend, it is quite difficult. Despite needing strength and flexibility in your shoulders, open hip flexors and quads, a lot of flexion in your wrists is required too. I show you 3 variations, all with different degrees of flexion in the wrist. The only props you’ll need are a blanket and a wall. If you don’t have…

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