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Post Archive by Month: November,2019

Being Present

“Yoga is the willingness to be present.” You can practice yoga all day, not just on the mat.
How? When you are truly present, you are practicing yoga.
Throughout the day, repeat this Mantra…

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Yoga & The Pelvis

When you do yoga, should your pelvis be tucked (posterior), in neutral, or untucked (anterior)? About 2 years ago I was told the pelvis should always be tucked in exercise/yoga. I took the advice seriously and focused on a tucked (posterior) position – resulting in a regression of skills despite dedicated practice…

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Be the Warrior

After many years of practicing yoga in studios and at home, I finally took the leap and entered a level two class. I was intimidated and unsure if my body would keep up with the rest of the class, but if I didn’t go now, when would I?…

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Adore Your Core: 5 Ways to Build a Strong Center

When we think of our core, typically our mind goes to the abs, or the “6-pack.” While our abdominal muscles (rectus and transversus) are a key factor, the core also entails the pelvic floor, internal/external obliques, and the erector spinae (those muscles running vertically along the spine). Being a Pilates teacher for over 7…

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Importance of Breath

The natural cycle of one’s breath is an accurate indicator of their state of emotional and mental health, which leads into one’s physical health. Breath indicates the amount of presence one has in the current moment, as well as how much energy they are giving to their body (in spiritual terms, we can call this energy Life Force energy).

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