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Growing our Body Brain

By | Uncategorized

Our minds and our bodies are only separate in the way we think of them. We can think about movement, conceptualize, and study, but as much as we can fill our brains with information, our bodies have a mind of their own. I’m curious, especially in yogaland, if our movements…

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Mindful Strength for Embodied Confidence

By | Strength

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few weeks thinking about what to write next, and every time I sit down with my laptop I can’t help but think about the connection between Mindful Strength and body confidence. I think strength training goes much further than just lifting…

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The Hidden Benefits of Handstand Training

By | Strength

A few weeks ago one of my students stayed after class and asked me an important question. She was wondering why I talk so much about handstands, and how they relate back to functional movement, because from the outside looking in, handstand seems to be just another advanced trick. She…

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Talking About Co-Regulation

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These days in yoga and fitness we have begun to take a more holistic approach to movement and health. We have come to understand how stress negatively affects our bodies, and that self regulation is the key to success and longevity. In these fields, we sometimes use movement to regulate…

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Questioning the Way We Breathe Part Two

By | Breathing

Two weeks ago I published a blog post (click here to read) on why I don’t practice deep breathing anymore. After a few thousand people read it I decided it was time to add some more details to clear up further concerns and language disputes. Thank you again to my…

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Why I Stopped “Breathing Deeply”

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I will preface this by thanking my breathing teacher Steve Donald, for anyone interested in going deeper or learning more, there is a world of information out there!   Over the years the way in which I’ve approached breathing, and teaching yoga has dramatically changed. Let’s rewind to my early…

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