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Adventures in Teacher Training: Stacy Abbott

Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 8.40.22 PMVery suddenly I quit my demanding corporate job. Thirty-seven years young, mother of 3—it was time to re-assess priorities. A crossroads, and, on the other side, balance. This was my intention. I would say, “Someday I will make yoga a priority.” Someday was now. And by ‘now,’ I meant ‘right this very second.’ Then all would make sense, the moon & stars would align and my world would be full of everything blissful, right?

I knew I wanted to go to the ‘yoga mecca’…the highly respected YOHI for teacher training. But as it turned out, I had just missed the start of a class and the next one wasn’t for 7 more months. Obviously I couldn’t wait 7 more months to become a teacher…7 more months to find balance…to maybe, just maybe,find…enlightenment!!! No, this had to happen now. I had already put it off for 15 years!! So I began ‘Teacher Training shopping,’ researching other programs. In my over-eagerness, I was lead to a phone conversation with another teacher training program. You know that gut feeling inside…the one we often don’t hear, but feel, and often choose to ignore? Well, I heard it, I felt it, I listened. Read More…

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Love Those Bones! The Bones Carry the Weight of the Body

I set foot on the yoga trail for one primary reason…. Pain!

I had had a posture that was “collapsed-in-on-myself” from childhood to early adulthood, and it was not going to sustain me as I embarked on a career in massage therapy. Crouched over my massage table, carefully kneading the muscles of others, I needed to stretch out my own sore limbs and back. I wished someone would just teach me how to stand and bend over without so much discomfort!

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An Ayurvedic Approach to Seasonal Changes

by Jessica Hunt

Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, gives us guidelines for how to live in a state of balance, peace, and happiness. Through healthy diet and lifestyle routines, we can maintain balance and preserve health.

In the Ayurvedic system, seasonal changes are believed to be a contributing factor to imbalance and disease. By recognizing these changes and adapting our lifestyle accordingly, we have the tools to maintain harmony with nature.

The first step to maintain health and balance is to have a consistent sleep schedule. The best time to wake is early in the morning around sunrise. At this hour, the mind is alert and focused which makes an ideal time to fit in your yoga or meditation practice. Read More…

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Understanding Your Dosha

by Jessica Hunt

Ayurveda is a word in the Sanskrit language that translates to the science, or wisdom, of life. It is a consciousness based approach to healthcare helping to maintain balance and preserve health.

In Ayurveda, everything in the physical world is comprised of five elemental building blocks known as space, air, fire, water, and earth. Everything that exists in the external environment has its counterpart within each living being. Therefore, the characteristics of every substance we consume either serves to balance or aggravate the natural qualities of our constitutions. The three dosha types are vata, pitta, and kapha. Many people are not purely one dosha type, but fit predominately into one category and display secondary traits of another making up the body’s constitution.

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