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Posts Tagged 'yoga certification'

The Magic of Sun Salutations

The Magic of Sun Salutations

The ancients who studied the practice of Yoga came to believe that the human form is intimately linked with nature, particularly the energy we receive from the sun. Following, that is why they believed that yoga practice should start with a sequence of poses recognizing the sun’s role in sustaining life. Personally, I have found the sun salutation series to be reliably satisfying as it brightens my mood and loosens ...

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Tigers and Sharks and Yoga, Oh My!

Tigers and Sharks and Yoga, Oh My!
by Juliette Snijders
Will I make it to shore? 
 
The other day I went body boarding in Carpinteria and decided to paddle out farther than usual. That is where the bigger waves happened after all. Have you ever experienced a moment of panic while swimming in the ocean? Or perhaps you’ve been on a boat in the middle of big storm and felt that tingle of fear ...
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the mat becomes a mirror

the mat becomes a mirror

I look at the yoga classroom similar to the environment for a scientific experiment. In this case, the subject being studied is our own personal life. The mat is a test container through which our own chemistry can develop – our thoughts, feelings, current or past experiences – to then be observed. Observed at a magnified level, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot.

Off the mat we have mechanisms and avoidance strategies ...

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