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4 Yoga Poses for Neck and Shoulder Relief

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in our body.  However, a lot of us still suffer from chronically tight shoulders.  Tight shoulders can cause a stiff neck and even more pain. A lot of our stiffness is due to poor posture when we sit,…
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5 Exercises for Everyone with Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints of Americans. The Mayo Clinic states that “most people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives.” Lower back pain affects sedentary people as well as highly-trained athletes.…
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Kegels - common myths and the best way to practice

People mistakenly believe that pelvic floor weakness only affects child-bearing women. However, women, men and even children can suffer from a weak pelvic floor! Our current sedentary lifestyle is one cause of weak pelvic floors. Since…
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End Pelvic Floor Pain!

As a yoga teacher, I pride myself on having a strong pelvic floor. So I was super surprised when, after my hip labrum surgery, sex became painful. At first, I figured it was just because I was overly cautious of my hip. However, the pain didn’t…
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Understanding Kapha

New to Ayurveda? Check out my Intro to Ayurveda blog to discover your dośa. Kapha dośa governs stability, structure and the sweetness of our lives. It’s related to the lungs and it forms the muscle, fat, and bone within our body. Kapha…
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Understanding Pitta

New to Ayurveda? Check out my Intro to Ayurveda blog to discover your dośa. Pitta is our inner fire. It governs digestion, metabolism, and energy production. It’s primary function is transformation. Those with a pitta dośa have a fiery…
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Understanding Vata

New to Ayurveda? Check out my Intro to Ayurveda blog to discover your dośa. Vata governs movement in the body, our creative force, the activities of the nervous system and the process of elimination. Qualities of Vata: Vata is air…
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Mandala Flow Yoga Sequence

As yoga teachers, we can get pretty burned out teaching the same flow over and over again. I mean, seriously, how many sun salutations can we teach in a day???? 🙄 Our students can feel pretty burned out as well. Often, I see my students…
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Yoga and Ayurveda

Ayurveda and yoga complement each other similar to diet and exercise. In yoga, we focus on moving the body with our breath. Moving breath with our body helps us move deeper into yoga poses and allows us to live a calmer and less stress-filled…
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Cuing the Kosa's Part 3

Today, we will explore the Ānandamāyākośa, the deepest layer and also impossible to teach. Read below and learn how you can help your students feel more empowered and happier in their daily lives. Read Part 1 & Part 2 of the blog…