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Yoga/Fitness

Self-Inquiry: Free May Meditation Series Post #3

Today’s meditation examines the witnessing self and invites the participant to engage deeply in authentic, honest self-inquiry. When we are capable of recognizing our self worth we may begin to understand what we have to offer the world. If you enjoyed today’s meditation try the other FREE meditations. Week #1: Self-Love Week #2: Self-Forgiveness Copyright: …

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Self-Forgiveness: Free May Self-Love Meditation #2

    Here is the second installment of this month’s free weekly meditations. This one is all about being gentle with one’s self and using positive affirmations instead of negative self-criticism. We are all on a journey and could use some invigorating encouragement for the progress we have already made. Self-forgiveness can be a powerful …

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Surrender: Integrating Yoga Into Competitive Athletics (Guest Post)

This is a guest post from a long time yoga student, Kristen Elechko. She shares inspiration from local spots in Northampton and her yoga practice and how she weaves that inspiration into competitive athletics.  Inspiration can be found in the most common things. It can come from the place that you pass on any given day. Oftentimes, …

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Learning To Love: My History Of Teaching Yoga

Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person; it is an attitude, an orientation of character which determines the relatedness of a person to the world as a whole, not toward one “object” of love. If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to the rest of his fellow men, …

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Muscles: We Welcome You Back From The Deep Freeze

Something is happening. Can you feel it in your muscles. The last three days my body has enthusiastically desired exercise and movement and sunlight in a way it hasn’t in months. I can actually feel my muscles again, as if they’ve been frozen and they are officially thawed out. All winter I biked my way …

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Real Yoga Students’ Resolutions For Their Yoga Practice in 2014

Despite the many cancelled classes at the beginning of January, here is the list of real yoga students’ 2014 resolutions from my class at Hampshire Regional YMCA in Northampton and my mother’s (Linda Hill) yoga classes at CNY Healing Arts in Albany, NY. These student share their goals and resolutions for what they want from their practice in 2014. …

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Real Yoga Students Share Top Five Results of Their Yoga Practice in 2013

On December 30, 2013 I went into my two Monday morning classes at the Hampshire Regional YMCA in Northampton, MA and asked my regulars to look back at their year of practice and acknowledge (and share if they like) their top five accomplishments from this year. My mother (Linda Hill, also a yoga teacher) went …

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