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Plantar fasciitis can be a debilitating condition that keeps you from doing what you love to do.  But have you had the experience of feeling really good for a while, or finding an exercise or treatment that seems to take care of your PF, only to have it come back with a vengeance? In this […]

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After watching my last video on plantar fasciitis, one student gave a shout out for making a video on the shoulders.  She exclaimed, “I feel like I carry the weight of the world on my shoulders!”  Ever feel this way?  I sure do… and it’s usually after a hearty session on my computer. In part […]

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I’m not one for being exclusive, but for this post I’d like to address a subset of yoga practitioners–all 50+ seasoned yogis, who want to stay strong and open in their practice.  If you’re not in this group, I encourage you to read on to learn what is special about a 50+ yogi who practices […]

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Yoga, the Physical Body and our Emotions Yoga’s roots go way back.  But the practice in the 21st century with its focus on fitness has lost some of its connection to yesteryear.  In the disciplines’s classical view, the physical body was viewed as an impediment to attainment.  How could we both connect our souls with the Divine, […]

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Part 2: Swayback and C-Spine Remedies In Part 1 we considered two common posture types, the swayback and c-spine. You learned how the spine shifts and the pelvic tucks, and as a result, these posture types have moved away from a neutral spine or good posture. In Part 2, we’ll look at how these 21st Century postures steal away energy and efficiency […]

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Holy Moly Batman, who hasn’t had low back pain?  If you sit for hours, are on your feet all day, or do any kind of labor-intensive work, you probably have experienced pain or discomfort in your low back. I recently moved after living in my beloved city for 25 years.  Moving is enough of a stressor on […]

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A fair amount of my reading is in the “yoga” category (is it really a category?) and within this grouping, I read a fair amount with respect to the sacred texts of the tradition, but really, you’ll find and read these as you are drawn to them. What I want to share with you are […]

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Katchie Ananda will be at Bhava March 22 & 23 for a Yoga and Dharma Workshop–The Art of Awakening.  Read on for her guest post on the power of healthy attachments. xoxoBea Give me everything mangled and bruised and I will make a light of it to make you weep. And we will have rain, […]

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Bhava Teacher Karen Byers shares with us why we all should be doing yoga in the morning. Read on for strategies and inspiration for getting yourself there.  xoxoBea “Practice in the morning makes one work better in one’s vocation.” ~ Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar. One of the optimal times for yoga is dawn-or the […]

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