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Tag: healthy-living

Get the health you want!!

Each week I write an e-newsletter through MailChimp. This week features information on tight hips, a video about working the core and more! If you are interested, click the link. My latest e-newsletter Advertisements

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My New Life

I’ve written pretty extensively over the past year or so about all the things happening in my life, from kidney disease with decreasing function, having a fistula created in my arm, the work up of a donor, starting dialysis and finally having a transplant….

Lojong Slogan 46~Pay heed that the three never wane

This is part 46 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind training technique. The three principles of the practice of Lojong are devotion, appreciation and discipline. This slogan gets to the point that our inspiration to practice loving kindness and compassion comes and…

Flow with the universe

The Universe is in a perpetual state of circulation. Whether it’s the water cycle, the food chain or the changing of the seasons, everything is in constant motion, performing in a ceaseless give and take, and always seeking balance. ~ Traci Pedersen Everything in…

Matsyendrasana ~ Lord of the Fishes

Shiva, the destroyer, came out of a ten thousand year meditation and decided to descend Mount Kailish to visit his beloved Parvati. Parvati had a way of knowing such things and knew that he would come on this day and put together a picnic…

What 20 Minutes Of Yoga Does For Your Brain

The Huffington Post recently published the following article on the benefits of doing just 20 minutes of yoga. Nothing new for the yogis and yoginis amongst us, but if you haven’t tried yoga maybe this will encourage you to give it a shot! Just…

Seriously…have fun

Sometimes as yogis we find ourselves taking our practice of spirituality and our practice on the mat very seriously. I teach an intense class typically, but we also laugh through it which helps to trigger the endorphin release. But still, I get pretty serious…

Confessions of a Yogini

I confess, I don’t take savasana at the end of practice all the time…hardly ever actually. This morning I did a tough core flow practice and afterward lay on the mat spent and started to talk myself through a savasana as I do with…

Trikanasana ~ Triangle Pose

A powerful demon named Mahishasura was wreaking havoc on the gods and goddesses and was threatening to overthrow them.  He was distracting them from their duties and causing them to turn their attention toward worldly pleasures. Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu, the sacred trinity in charge,  were…

Renewal

The new year for me always feels like a time of renewal. A time when we start fresh with intentions to create a better world or a better version of ourselves. To renew ourselves sometimes we need to draw inward. In yoga classes we…