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Go Deep with Restorative Yoga: 3 Postures to Nurture your Spirit

When I first started doing yoga back in 1998, I never even knew restorative yoga existed. I was an aspiring actress, therefore my mission in life was to impress everyone I saw, feel important, and become a size zero (last being most important).…

3 Feel Good Yoga Poses with Mantras

 In my house, meditation is considered a yoga pose, and breathing is considered meditation. So duh.....if you're breathing you're doing yoga! Whether you wake up on the wrong side of the bed feeling rather grumpy, or feel stuck in a tough…
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Reverse Warrior: Get long and slender with this beauty

 Rule #1,  you may want to practice this pose on flat ground not in a body of water Reverse warrior (Viparita Virabhadrasana) I love poses that stretch the side body making for a long, lean, physique. Whenever I practice reverse warrior…
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Uplifting Song for Yoga Playlist: Ol' 55 by Sarah McLachlan

I first heard this song in 1997 in a college dorm room. I remember thinking, wow, this is the perfect feel-good song. Written in the 70s by Tom Waits, my favorite rendition is from Sarah McGlachlan's 1994 Freedom Sessions album. My favorite…
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A Tumble-tious Love affair: How to do Handstand

Yoga: That's why they call it a practice. Stretching and strengthening your body in the right areas will help you get closer and closer to going upside down. With handstand, so much of it is fear based. Phew! Talk about practicing yoga on…
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Chaturanga Dandasana for beginners: How to do it

 Chaturanga is practiced quite often in a vinyasa yoga class yet so many have difficulties with the posture. Here is what helped me. I’ll never forget the first yoga class I took about 14 years ago in Los Angeles. The teacher went into…
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Psoas I was saying....Best stretch for this muscle

....protect this muscle, cuz it protects you! Oh that sweet psoas muscle. Where is it, and why should we even care? Well first off, we all have one. The psoas is a deep core muscle that begins at the outside of every lumbar vertebra, across…
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Song about wanting to be free: Angel from Montgomery by Bonnie Raitt

For me, yoga is about capturing a feeling whether happy or sad, and then setting it free. This song is about wanting to break away... someone who has a determined spirit that wishes to fly, but is trapped. Can we relate to this feeling to…
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How to do revolved triangle pose for beginners

 Taking a spin in revolved triangle pose is one of the best ways to detoxify the body One of my favorite sequences to teach is a whole-body detoxification class where I love to say “you’re ringing yourselves out like sponges," just so…
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Love Song for Yoga Playlist: Fade into you by Mazzy Star

Mazzy Star's fade into you is a perfect soothing song for a yoga playlist

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Extended Side Angle Pose for Beginners

 How to do extended side angle pose for beginners. Yoga means listening to your body when it talks to you. If ever a pose feels like too much, just back away and breathe. Uttita Parsvakonasana translates to extended, side, flank, angle.…
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My favorite 3 yoga poses..

​If I only had time to do 3 yoga poses, here's what they'd be...