Yoga- a Way of Life

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Pity Party

Pity Party

For the past week, I have been in pity mode.  No need to go into the details, but I couldn’t snap out of it.  I felt like every button I have was being pushed- children, spouse, yoga studio, illness of family member, people asking more of me than I could give.  Every decision I made […]

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Breaking the Pattern

Breaking the Pattern

A great post by our newest teacher at North Main, Randa Wiley… When I first began practicing yoga, I noticed that many yogis opted for herbal teas rather than coffee. I remember thinking, “There is no way I am going to stop drinking coffee.” I haven’t exactly stopped drinking it, but I have decreased my intake. […]

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Namaste~ Seeing the Divine

Namaste~ Seeing the Divine

Students sometimes ask me why we say “Namaste” as a closing to our yoga practice. I usually explain that in India, where yoga originated, Namaste is a traditional salutation or greeting. Used in this way, Namaste is much like the word “Aloha”, in Hawaii, which is often used as a salutation of hello or goodbye. […]

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Yoga and Religion

Yoga and Religion

When we first decided to open North Main Yoga, our teacher asked us if people here would be accepting of yoga.  He had heard stories of churches in the South condemning yoga.  Luckily, we had heard no such stories and opened our school with a little blind faith that people would quickly see that yoga […]

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Yoga on the Go

Yoga on the Go

Today’s post is a bit more interactive…  Recently, we have traveled to California, Rhode Island, and Vermont, alone and with family.  When we were in California, we were on retreat and practiced a lot of yoga each day.  The other trips were in the car with small children.  I had to find time to sneak […]

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Reality and Yoga

Reality and Yoga

One of our friends and yoga students sent me an email saying she loved our blogs but… she went on to share how she had planned so much with her children so they would have a great day together.  Everything seemed to go amiss and whining and arguing abounded.  My favorite part of her story […]

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Why Yoga?

Why Yoga?

What brings you to your mat? This may be too personal for some, but I thought it may show us how connected we truly are. I first tried yoga when I was younger and my mom had this 1970s record. It was hot pink with a woman in a black leotard named Claire Stern. On […]

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