As a long practitioner and teacher of yoga, I have been fascinated by what makes people motivated to start a yoga practice and furthermore, what is it that drives them to want to teach? In this series, I am interviewing yoga teachers that I love (for a variety of reasons). Here is my first interview…

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Do you ever have those days when you just can’t deal, you don’t want to motivate and you have a hard time moving forward or even being present?  I seemed to be having one recently….and the last thing that I wanted to do was to motivate and practice yoga.  I was tired, didn’t feel rested…

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Originally Published October 20, 2008 Its funny, I have been teaching 5 yoga classes a week for the past several months and it seems as though my time to practice has been quite limited. I have made a point to practice in the yoga studio (alone) after my Wednesday morning class. It always seemed like…

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Originally PublishedJuly 15, 2008 Have you ever wondered what holds any of us back from getting what we want, need, desire? Without getting too deep into the deepest parts of our psyches, I am clearly reminded (almost daily) of how my past is working in the present. The stories that my parents told me about…

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Originally Published July 7, 2008 Fear can be overwhelming and inhibiting at times…..regardless of what you are afraid of, it is often the main driving force and motivator in our lives. It can be debilitating….worry about finances (especially in today’s economy), relationships, acceptance, health and wellness, body image, self esteem….all rolled up into a ball…

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Originally Published May 18, 2008 I have spoken about living your truth before…..and I have always found that sometimes finding your truth and living truthfully to yourself…are 2 different things… Yesterday, I asked my yoga students to find the truth in their breath…vague..I know…but by breaking down truth to the fundamentals of physiology….breathing, we are…

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Originally Published February 22, 2008 Inner peace is something very difficult to attain for most…peace of mind, quieting the mind and finding resolution with the way things are is a daily challenge for all of us, especially the overachiever types, such as, moi. In the last few years, my meditation practice has not been the…

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Originally Published February 13, 2008 Gratitude is one of those words that you hear a lot of these days.  Even though it is a word that that most of us use one a daily basis, it can often be difficult for us to focus on feeling grateful for the “seemingly” negative experiences that we have…

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Originally Published  February 11, 2008 “History never repeats, I tell myself before I go to sleep”- Squeeze… Oh if only that was true for most of us…..have you ever wondered why Human nature seemingly forces us to engage in activities that, in our conscious mind, we know are not good or healthy for us? Maybe…

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Originally Published February 4, 2008 Invocation to the Guru Guru Bramha Guru Vishnu Guru Devo Maheshwara Guru Sak Shat Param Bramha Tash Mayishri Guruvey Namaha -Patanjali For many years, this mantra has been a part of my daily practice. I chant it to myself after my yoga practice and anytime when I am feeling overwhelmed…

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