Have You Tried Kombucha?

When I first moved back to Yogaville for the winter, a friend of mine was making her own kombucha--a fermented tea beverage that is deliciously fizzy and offers the health benefits of being a probiotic.  It helps the body fight off cancer, detoxifies and alkalizes the...

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Tired Feet?

  This is an exercize I learned from my movement mentor, Hope Mell.  She was giving me an Alexander session (I highly recommend this modality if you have any body issues--and who doesn't?)  and I complained about how my feet were often tired and achy.  I hope you...

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Yoga at the Smithsonian!

 Last month, I went to the Yoga show at the Freer Gallery of the    Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.  It was FABulous!  Every room was full of treasures from antiquity--ancient statues of gods and goddesses, meticulous drawings of infinite detail, depicting...

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Laugha Yoga®

Last weekend, here at Yogaville, I attended a workshop to become a laughing yoga teacher.  Ha ha ha ha aaaaa!  It was a blast.  Led by laughing yoga expert, Bharata Wingham, we 35 participants spent the entire weekend laughing and relaxing.  Yukking it up and then...

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Amba Parameshwari

Salutations to the Highest Goddess, the First Energy of Creation After taking some time off from my blog, I am getting ready to come back to life!  I have moved to Yogaville, an ashram located in central Virginia, where I...

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More Thoughts On Peace

After my post yesterday, I found this online and wanted to share it with y'all.  It offers more ideas about controlling the mind, minimizing anxiety.   http://tinybuddha.com/blog/3-ways-to-transform-anxiety-into-positive-energy/ I hope you enjoy reading. Om and Prem,...

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Mantra is a Mystic Word

This came in a newsletter from Satchidananda Ashram in Virginia, where I was trained in Integral Yoga®. The mind should dwell on a mantra and its vibrations so that it will not divert its attention to anything else. The more you repeat the mantra, the more you produce...

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Rolling Bridge Pose

The bridge pose is a gentle inversion that helps strengthen the muscles of the back, improves flexibility in the spine and brings blood flow to the thyroid glad at the base of the throat.  It can be done as a traditional asana, by holding the pose for some...

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False Hunger

My teacher, friend, and Guru accepted everyone--folks of different faiths,  points of view and even body types.  He  spoke often about how it was more important to lose the weight of our negative mind than to stress out over losing physical weight.  One of his dearest...

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