Mental Health

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When you start small, everything begins to add up. I used to not consider a yoga practice particularly worthwhile unless I got a full hour, MINIMUM. In my training we were doing around 5 hours a day, and when I lived and taught in India, I continued to practice for about 2 hours – plus […]

March 3, 2021

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We may need to live and work online, but let’s see how we can still put our health first… While January is (finally) over, the end of the pandemic doesn’t seem in sight just yet. As we wait for vaccines to work and the world to open up again, we continue to live our weird, […]

February 1, 2021

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Global pandemic aside, this is the time of year when we start thinking about our physical health. We give up smoking or drinking, commit to daily exercise, Google B12 injections, panic buy vitamins and contemplate a juice cleanse. January is synonymous with a natural urge to improve our body’s strength, immunity and resilience, even when we’re not […]

January 20, 2021

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Have you considered that rather than cutting out carbs and sugar, you need to cut out negative thoughts and people… It’s natural to feel a drive to overhaul your health in January. The holiday excesses combined with the cold weather (and this year a serious health pandemic) foster an innate desire to “get healthy”. But what […]

January 5, 2021

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If you’ve come to the end of 2020 feeling sad, lost, angry, lonely, exhausted, or any combination of the above, I promise you’re not alone. We’re living, as we keep being reminded, through unprecedented times that have been embodied by loss.  Grief is a very natural, and important, human response to such loss. I consider […]

January 4, 2021

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Wow 2020 has been a year! So much change and uncertainty; so many of our freedoms (and with them, hopes and dreams) taken away or put on hold. So where do we go from here? How do we move forward? For me, when I’m feeling lost and uncertain – as I have done multiple times […]

December 24, 2020

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Overcome anxiety and worry by shifting your relationship to fear and the unknown If my 23+ years of studying yoga and meditation have taught me anything, it’s that it doesn’t matter one bit what you do on the mat (or cushion). The ability to do a handstand does not make you a yogi, and the […]

June 26, 2020

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A regular meditation practice can help ease the symptoms of anxiety, a condition that, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, affects an estimated 40 million adults in the U.S. Anxiety is a part of our body’s natural response to stress—a cognitive state connected to an inability to regulate emotions. When we meditate, we counter the stress response, […]

June 16, 2020