Category Archives: ASANA

October Newsletter: A Call to Practice

“Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break, and with devotion.”   Sutra 1:14 When things get challenging, our practice is often the first to go. It’s in these experiences, that shake the ground beneath us, that actually call for us to step on our mats. This is when we…
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The Transience of Autumn

“It is when we are in transition that we are most completely alive.” -William Bridges Fall is such a powerful reminder of transience of all things. For those of us who thrive in the warmth and light of summer there is a twinge of heartache comes with the arrival of shorter days and cooler weather.…
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Why Being Spiritual Does not Mean Being Perfect

You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.”  -Friedrich Nietzsche Yoga is a path of self-reflection and self-exploration, not self-perfection. I’ve thought a lot about the discipline that comes with living a life based on spiritual principles, and how easy it is to fall into the trap of perfectionism.  We might…
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The Power of Sound + Touch

We all know how sound can alter our consciousness. Think of how you feel when you hear a melody of birds chirping versus a loud siren passing by.  Or, the sound of waves in the ocean versus  a baby screeching. Sound carries vibration and it affects the space that we are in by emitting soundwaves into the…
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Timing is Everything

Happy Spring, friends! Welcome to my first ever newsletter. I know – what took me so long?  I’ve realized more and more over the past year that everything in life is about timing. If we want something to happen we can have all the information, all the talent, all the environmental factors in place but if…
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The 7 Chakras & How to Balance Them

Check out this simple guide to the 7 chakras that I contributed to for Nutritious Life! 1. The Root Chakra (Muladhara) The first chakra is all about physical and emotional survival needs and our sense of stability and groundedness, Platt-Finger says. It exists at the base of the spine (hence the name) and is connected…
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Chakras 101: Aligning With the Inner and Outer Universe 

The chakras are vortices of energy that run along our spine, and can actually be identified as the headquarters of each element that exists in our bodies: earth, water, fire, air, and space. You may have heard the chakras being referenced in a yoga class or in social media but not have a full understanding…
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Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga: The Law of Dharma

The Law of Dharma says that everyone has a dharma, or purpose in life. By expressing our unique talents and using them to serve others, we will experience unlimited love, abundance, and true fulfillment in our lives. Ankle to Knee Pose: The Law of Dharma The Law of Dharma is about celebrating our own unique…
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Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga: The Law of Detachment

The Law of Detachment says that at the level of spirit, everything is always unfolding perfectly. We don’t have to struggle or force situations to go our way. Instead, we can intend for everything to work out as it should, take action, and then allow opportunities to spontaneously emerge. Parsvottanasa: The Law of Detachment The…
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Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga: The Law of Intention and Desire

The Law of Intention and Desire says that inherent in every intention and desire are the mechanics for its fulfillment. When we become quiet and introduce our intentions into the field of pure potentiality, we harness the universe’s infinite organizing power, which can manifest our desires with effortless ease. Virabhadrasana 2: Law of Intention and…
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