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Dear Knees

Dear Knees, First, I love you. I love you like I love my feet, and my hips, and shoulders and spine and… well, you get the picture, like I love every cell of my body that allows me to move. You were so there for me as a child racing kids down the street, roller...

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Make Peace with Plantar Fasciitis

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...

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Yoga for Shoulder Pain | Tell it to the Traps!

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...

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Yoga and the Emotional Self

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...

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Calling All Seasoned Yogis 50+

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...

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Part 2: How Posture Informs Movement

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...

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Low Back Pain? Hello “Joker” Muscle

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....

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My Favorite Yoga Reads

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...

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The New Dawn of Humanity ~Katchie Ananda

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...

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How To Have a Good Day

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...

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7 Aspects of a Meaningful Life

Looking at the main ways in which I offer yoga instruction: public classes, yoga therapy, yoga immersions, teacher trainings, and yoga retreats, you can see that each modality has a unique focus, yet each is a method for knowing ourselves more deeply. It just depends...

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