Yoga- a Way of Life

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Just As We Are

Just As We Are

I was teaching a yoga class recently and noticed that a new student was having some difficultly in Downward Facing Dog. I approached her and asked her to ease out of the pose so I could place blocks under her hands, thereby easing the pull on her hamstrings. This was a simple adjustment which brought […]

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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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