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yoga blogWe invite you to stay connected with Our Yoga Blog.  Every week  we post Yoga blog articles by Teachers, Students, Lifestyle Practitioners and more. The blogs are meant to give different perspectives on Yoga, Yoga Teacher Training, Lifestyles and more.  It is a wonderful resource for our Global Community. 

Our Yoga Blog provides commentary on everything Yoga and then some!  Some articles are personal diaries; others are more educational and then some are just FUN.  We feel you need a little bit of everything in our “Yoga Blog Soup”. 

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Quiet Down to Power Upwards | Yogacara Teacher Training

Quiet Down to Power Upwards Towards Your Light The time is now for you to quiet down in order to power up for the abundance life has to offer. At first glance you may think that getting quiet is not the most effective way of reaching your visions and goals, but IT IS....

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Crossroads: Finding Your Path | Yogacara Teacher Training

Crossroads: Embracing Change At some point in our lives, we come to a crossroads. This intersection of choices shows us paths that are influenced by our past, our present, and our future. Our greatest challenge at a crossroads is to take the bolder path. Learning from...

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Able: Life After Teacher Training | Yogacara Teacher Training

Able: How We Can Adapt To Where Others Are At Teacher training put me in another world; surrounded by people who were there for similar reasons, I was able to have deep conversations and not get scared at the topics. It was getting closer to the last day that I was...

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Right View: Navigating Perceptions | Yogacara Teacher Training

Right View and Understanding What We See Right View is the first of eight practices on the Buddha’s Noble Eight-Fold Path for navigating the world and for developing joy and insight. Right View asks us to become deeply curious about our perceptions and the subsequent...

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Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Oil Massage | Yogacara Teacher Training

Abhyanga as an Act of Self-Love Today while doing Abhyanga (self-massage with oil), I realized what a beautiful act of self-love this self-care practice is. We often say we love ourselves; or that we’d like to learn how to. Do we actively love ourselves or is “loving...

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Birth: Prenatal Yoga Training | Yogacara Teacher Training

Birth of a Confident Yoga Teacher Birth comes in many forms. The crazy ride of Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training wasn't something I had ever planned on doing, but it was the best decision I could have made; for my teaching experience, for my life. Woman. Pregnancy....

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Vedanta & Yoga Philosophy Today | Yogacara Teacher Training

Vedanta & Yoga Coevolving Together Ancient Indian philosophy is divided into several systems or schools such as Samkhya, Vedanta or Yoga. For the purpose of this article I will only mention briefly Vedanta and Yoga. Throughout time many Vedanta adherents have...

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Choice: Can We Choose How We Feel? | Yogacara Teacher Training

Choice Is A Complex Matter At the risk of opening a big can of philosophical worms that can’t possibly be tidily closed again in one article, I’d like to talk about the idea of choice. In contemporary self-help circles, I hear – too often – that one’s problems can all...

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Unity: Yoga Can Heal Divides | Yogacara Teacher Training

Unity: Yoga Means Union Let's face it, this is a difficult time for people; we've lost all sense of unity. Here in the United States, it feels like people are focused on what divides us, rather than what unifies us. The news is full of protesters and negative media...

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Reignite Your Core with Yoga | Yogacara Teacher Training

Reignite Your Core With Yoga & Mindfulness For anyone ready to reignite their core, who has fallen off the fitness wagon, who is coming back from an injury, or any mama getting their body back postpartum, this blog is for you. I gave birth to my daughter four...

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Food Choices Impact Our Planet | Yogacara Teacher Training

Food Choices Go Beyond Personal Health Food choices have always been a "thing" for me. When I was in high school, I vacillated between anorexia and bulimia. I remember chewing food and then spitting it out to avoid the caloric intake. I lost so much body fat that my...

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Saying No In Yoga Can Benefit You | Yogacara Teacher Training

Saying No: How Not Doing Something Has Made Me Better Saying No in yoga means that there are many poses, or asanas, of yoga that I do not practice. Some are more advanced and it might take years before I incorporate them into my practice. Some I have practiced in the...

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Suffering: Its Uses and Benefits | Yogacara Teacher Training

Suffering Well to Realize True Happiness My experience has shown me that suffering is an essential ingredient in a life that feels whole and real. Whether it’s my own (hopefully occasional) suffering or that of others, acknowledging the existence of suffering inside...

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Acceptance On and Off the Mat | Yogacara Teacher Training

Acceptance in Yoga and in Life Where does the acceptance go when we leave the mat? Sometimes it feels as though there is an invisible boundary dividing your yoga practice from the rest of the world. Our yoga practice is a way to disconnect from the world and take a...

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Opera and the Teachings of Yoga | Yogacara Teacher Training

Opera: The Yogic Teachings Found in the Study of Music I will freely admit that I never intended to sing opera, in fact I had no real interest in classical music. But in a manner very similar to how yoga developed in my life, music naturally unfolded before me; all I...

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Humor and Levity In My Practice | Yogacara Teacher Training

Humor On and Off the Mat For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be funny; to have a good sense of humor. I love reading biographies or memoirs of famous comedians and discovering the origins of their humor. Similar to myself, comedians often have beginnings of...

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Things To Notice In Your Day | Yogacara Teacher Training

Things to Help You Develop Mindfulness Off the Mat The idea of mindfulness is not something that comes easy or natural to all of us but there are things we can do to develop mindfulness. Living in the United States, everything is about multitasking (even though we now...

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Discernment: How To Develop It | Yogacara Teacher Training

Discernment For A Better Life We use our capacity for discernment countless times every day. It’s a mental skill that we use in decision-making, to a lesser or greater degree depending on how much we’ve developed this skill. Life offers us many opportunities; bringing...

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Goals: Making Your Change | Yogacara Teacher Training

Goals are HARD Hello My Dear, I'm writing this to you because I understand you want change; you have goals. Something in your gut is itching to progress. That is why, after all, we read blogs and listen to podcasts and go to yoga classes: to get better. Finding a way...

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Uninspired in Life Right Now? | Yogacara Teacher Training

Uninspired in Life Right Now? Top 5 Things To Do Are you feeling uninspired in life right now? You are not alone. There are many days when I am feeling this way. My top 5 list of things to do when I'm feeling uninspired is heavily influenced by Patanjali's 5 Niyamas....

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Meditation Muscle: Let It Grow | Yogacara Teacher Training

Meditation Muscle: Strengthen Your Mind With Your Practice Your brain is your meditation muscle and just like any other muscle it needs to be exercised. You might have heard someone at the gym say, or said yourself, 'My workout sucked today. I was too tired and...

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Setting Goals vs Expectations | Yogacara Teacher Training

Setting Goals: On and Off the Mat Having high standards can be a great thing; setting expectations can give us the will to do our best, the dedication to stay on track and put the time in to make it all happen. But what happens if we lose ourselves in the process?...

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Raja Yoga and Its Buddhist Roots | Yogacara Teacher Training

Raja Yoga: Ways to Support Your Practice Have you noticed the new Raja Yoga class at your local studio? Probably not! Most likely (and of course there's always a chance) it's not a class that's offered. In teacher trainings we discuss Raja Yoga and its importance in...

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