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Getting Dizzy in our Tizzy

“Chitta Vikshepa, – ‘distraction of the mind.’ No matter how wise we are or how committed to our practice, if we are ill, drowning in inertia, or struggling with doubt, carelessness, and sloth, we have no way of preventing our

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Yoga & PTSD

“Any fool can be fussy and rid himself of energy all over the place, but he has to have something in him before he can settle down to do nothing.” ~J.B. Priestley I initially started doing yoga 14 years ago

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My Yoga Therapy

I was first introduced to yoga by my mother when she was 22 year old.  I was 4 ½ years old. I suspect my mother had no idea what yoga was all about or that she was introducing me to

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OMing My Fierceness

June was a huge month of growth for me.  Much to my surprise, several months ago I was selected to present at the International Yoga Therapist Conference, in California.  My topic? Bridging the Gap Between Law Enforcement and Yoga Therapy.

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Life Is Swell

“A person with a settled mind is like an ocean. Countless rivers and streams pour their waters into the ocean, yet it is never overwhelmed.” -Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD I had a student yesterday comment that I am the busiest

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Finding Balance

Greetings from the Himalayan Institute!  I am bursting at the seams with excitement to be here for my final advanced training class. I have reconnected with friends I haven’t seen in a few months, I am getting to practice with

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Finding Your Transparency

“Transparency of mind comes by embracing an attitude of friendliness, compassion, happiness, and non-judgement toward those who are happy, miserable, virtuous, and non-virtuous.” -Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD   I often encourage my students to find a place of compassion for

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Shining Your Light

10 years ago we adopted a rescue dog. At the time, I thought I was getting my husband a dog.  You see, I had a cat when we got married and Robb is allergic to cats, but understood that the cat was

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Detaching Your Expectations

“For treading the path of faith, one should learn to be detached from the confusion and conflicts created by the constant reasoning of the mind.” – Swami Rama Detaching Your Expectations   Have you ever started something with a specific expectation

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Finding Content in Your Contentment

Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.”-Unknown Source   Several years ago my daughter and I took a summer road trip to New Mexico where we both attended yoga

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