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Celebrating the Middle

Celebrating the MiddleI was listening to a podcast recently (when both kids were miraculously asleep) that was talking about productivity, and the interviewee said something that I took as very profound, something I hadn’t ever really thought about.  He said,“we celebrate starting things all the time, but we rarely celebrate the middle part.” The conversation went […]

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Exploring the Physical Practice Pt.1 The Hamstring and Low Back Connection

Exploring the Physical PracticeThree Times Your Yoga Teacher is Reminding You of the Hamstring, Low Back Connection(and why you should listen)By: Megan Brock, PT, DPT, RYT-200, MPH Many of us have experienced low back pain, tight hamstrings or both. These issues are so common, that cues to protect the low back and optimally stretch the hamstrings […]

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Rebecca’s Story

People start a yoga practice for a myriad of reasons; stress reduction, desire to increase flexibility, injury recovery (or prevention), or just because they are looking for a really great low-impact high calorie burning workout.  Whatever that reason, it is the deeper changes that occur with a consistent practice that are what keep folks coming […]

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Core Values

DISCOVERING YOUR CORE’S VALUEMost of us are obsessed with abs.  We do countless crunches, take the latest supplement, implement the newest “ab” diet.  We want the 6-pack abs like the models on magazines or in the glamorous photo on social media.  What if I challenged the idea of the importance of those 6-packs, and said […]

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Yoga Is….

Recently, while scrolling through various Social Media and catching up on all the latest online conversations, I came across several groups discussing the various forms of yoga, and surprisingly, a lot of negativity around the basic explosion of the practice.  One hot topic was “Brewga” – a combination of beer and yoga – which had […]

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Standing Tall

Do you know how  you Stand?My guess is probably not very many of us have thought about it, let alone actually practiced standing. Before my very first dance in junior high, my father made me put on my new shoes (first “heels!”) and practice walking up and down the hall with the phonebook on my head.  […]

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How you CAN Improve Balance

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] You Aren’t just Born Un-Coordinated…oh wait, you ARE!  We ALL are… In today’s Guest Blog Post, Monika Patel DPT talks about Balance, about how we have to consciously make an effort to improve balance, and yes, how you CAN improve your relationship with gravity. Balance is tough.   Just look at my 10 month […]

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The Importance of Recognizing Stress

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Towards the end of 2017 early part of 2016, I noticed something happening in my mood and behavior that I didn’t understand.  I’m typically a very happy go lucky –laid back but driven person, but for some reason, something happened that peaked in January of 2018 where my typically happy nature […]

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How to Cultivate a Daily Yoga Practice

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Hero_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Recently, I was listening to a podcast about home practices, and where I normally agree with what this particular podcaster talks about—that particular episode just had me talking to the radio like my grandmother used to talk to her MASH shows.  (anyone remember those?!?!)  I disagreed with at least half of […]

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Top Tips on How to Sit Safely

Thrive  Yoga and Wellness Top Tips on How to Sit Safely  How to sit safely In this video, you’ll see demonstrations of  how we can practice sitting up straight, and why it’s important. Sitting is the New Smoking… (Posture Photo at Right courtesy of http://www.ergonomics-info.com/posture-pictures.html) Did you know Sitting is as Deadly as Smoking?​ Sitting […]

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