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What Are You A Warrior Of?

Are you a warrior of peace? Or perhaps a warrior of love? In this moment now I am a warrior of love and light. It may change one day and that is okay. If your full-time job was to be a warrior of whatever domain you have chosen, how would you act? How would you speak? How would you carry yourself? Every day we are given an opportunity to invoke our warrior spirit. We are invited to be connected to our center, to lift ourselves and our hearts up to the sky, our feet firmly planted and supported by the earth. Every pose is an invitation to reconnect with our best selves and the core values we hold. Warrior poses...

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Lean Into Your Yoga Practice

On my screen was a pin from Pinterest. A gorgeous purple background caught my eye when I was aimlessly scrolling. “Lean into your yoga practice.”  It was like a message from the universe. It is difficult to make time. Not because we do not have enough time, but rather because we are too busy prioritizing other things that do not serve us. Like did I really need to be scrolling through Pinterest wasting my precious time because I felt anxious about an upcoming deadline or could I have used it wisely and unrolled my mat for some self-discovery and some play time? Our time is valuable. And so are we. It is incredibly paramount to our health that we invest...

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Circulate for Circulation

Life doesn’t leave much time for movement outside of what it takes to get back and forth to work or school with a little family time here and there (unless you have committed to some type of athletic activities). What if making time for a few minutes of daily intentional movement could improve many of your circulation issues and emotional and mental hiccups. I’m sure you’ve heard this before though: Many of the common health issues in those areas involve and evolve around the circulation of your blood and the nutrients and oxygen it carries. Coupling movement, deep breathing, and a diet that answers to the needs of your body and energy level will improve your current and future state...

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Yoga with a Nontraditional Yogi

I started practicing yoga as a part of a challenge years ago then became interested mostly in the exercise component. At the time, I wasn’t really interested in understanding the benefits nor the lifestyle revolving around yoga. I simply enjoyed exercising my body, but the more I practiced, the better I felt mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, and I wanted to know why.  Though exercising in general gives you a sense of release, yoga gave me more. It led me to a journey to me, if you know what I mean. It became more than just about how I felt. It became about what I did, who I was, where I was. I realized not only my personal responsibility to care...

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Strength in Unity

I just began this week reading “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” by Charles Duhigg in attempt to start transforming my less than desirable habits. Growth all 2019, right? One of the quotes in the book that stuck with me is: “For a habit to stay changed, people must believe change is possible. And most often, that belief only emerges with the help of a group.” Thanks to the internet, starting a yoga practice is easier than ever before. While the journey of self-growth and self-reflection is often a journey done alone, what would happen if instead, we surround ourselves with like-minded people? I know personally, a fear of mine at the...

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