“Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.” ~ George Santayana During a yoga class, a teacher said, “The body loves a good sigh.” I did a big sigh and realized she was absolutely, 100% …

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I think we, as yogis, often think of the breath and the pose as two different things. Because of this, the breath often gets left to the way side. Which is why I’m constantly reminding yogis in class to use …

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“The Devil is in the Details” – Problems or difficulties that result from the unforeseen nature of unexamined details. A catch hidden in the details. Many moons ago, a chiropractor (who will remain anonymous) was trying to adjust my back …

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I remember my first yoga class. It was horrible. It was in a small room in the basement of a gym. The lights were turned down so I couldn’t see anyone for reference. I didn’t know anything. I didn’t know …

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An anchor is a symbol of stability and strength. I’ve been playing with the idea of anchors in yoga.  The idea of a part of the body being your anchor in a pose is just my theory. It is something …

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about becoming grounded at a moment’s notice. Since then, I ran across an image of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal dance move. The one where his feet stay flat on the ground but …

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“If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact our physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, …

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Life happens. And often that life is frustratingly full of annoyances and mean people. Being centered and grounded is your one defense against irrational emotional explosions and possibly jail. I’m here to help you learn these Yoga Nerd tools. But …

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108 IS a magical number! I have evidence… With baseball season in full swing, my thoughts go back to the Cubs winning the World Series. Not because I’m a Cubs fan. My husband is the Cubs fan. I’m reminded of …

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