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How Often Should I Do Yoga?

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How Often Should I Do Yoga?

This was originally published on my Martinez Patch.com blog on Apr. 15, 2012. Whether I’m at the studio or out in the world, when people find out I’m a yoga instructor they often ask me how often they should “do yoga”. I have to admit I’m always conflicted about how to answer this question because…

Welcome Back Yoga: How to Get Back on the Mat

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Welcome Back Yoga: How to Get Back on the Mat

This was originally published on my Pleasant Hill Patch.com blog, Jan. 14, 2013. Our studio staff were recently discussing our new Welcome Back Yoga class, designed to help ease our experienced students back into a regular class after a long absence, and we started talking about our personal experiences with lapses in practice. As yoga…

Why You Aren’t Doing Yoga (and Why You Should)

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Why You Aren’t Doing Yoga (and Why You Should)

I realize this headline is a bit presumptuous… I don’t even know you and now I’m jumping to conclusions about your health habits and speculating as to your state of mind! A bit rude, really. However, given that this is a blog and catchy titles are helpful, and given that I’ve dedicated years of my…

Type “A” Toolkit: Ahimsa, Asteya and Aparigraha

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Type “A” Toolkit: Ahimsa, Asteya and Aparigraha

Type A personalities are competitive and driven. They push themselves through life, always striving to get ahead. Often, they don’t stop to realize they already are ahead, or take the time to appreciate what they have. More importantly, their attitudes may be killing them! Three “A” yoga principles can go a long way towards helping…

On personal practice…

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On personal practice…

A lot of my students are hesitant to start a personal practice because they don’t know what sequence to do or think they can’t remember any poses. That’s because they’re trying to practice with their brain. Now, if you’ve ever taken a class with me, or even met me, really, my speaking so ill of…

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