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The Role of Emotion in Yoga Practice, Part I

Emotions are evolutionary tools. They are our first feedback system, saying "Hey! the body has been impacted in some way". Our body communicates in the language of emotion, just as it does in the language of sensation. We evolve by paying attention to our emotions and changing our behavior. This process is not always conscious. …

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Developing a Regular Yoga Practice, Part II

Good afternoon aspiring yoga practitioners, How is your Sunday going? Well, I hope. I had an interesting experience this morning that helps to illustrate the next step to developing a regular yoga practice. One of my teachers (I have two primary people that I consider teachers, both living in North Carolina) has a program at …

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Developing A Regular Yoga Practice, Part I

I want to share some of  the wisdom I've gained in the process of developing an at-home yoga practice over the past 14 years. I did not do this over night, and it would be helpful for you not to expect this from yourself either. Most of the tips and ideas in this series of blog posts …

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Healing Disconnection, Part I

I believe that a disconnection between the mind and the body is what creates many of the health conditions which my clients are seeking to address. In foundational texts on yoga, including the Hatha Yoga Pradīpikā, the definition of the word yoga is brought to light. Some translate the word to mean union, however my teacher …

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