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Butterfly- My Favorite Pose

Butterfly- My Favorite Pose

Yes, this pose is traditionally called Baddha Konasana or Cobbler’s Pose.  In a traditional class, the aim is to pull yourself forward and open your hips.  However, in a more Yin style it is called Butterfly.  In this variation the heels are further away from the hips and there is surrender rather than forcefulness.  This […]

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Keeping Cool in the Summer Heat

Keeping Cool in the Summer Heat

A friend sent me a wonderful article about staying cool in the summer time.  This is not only common sense, but is part of traditional medicines called Chinese Medicine and  Ayurveda.  Read the article about Ayurvedic principles by clicking here. I asked my naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist, Steve Capps*, what we needed to know about […]

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