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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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Reflection: Teaching As A Mirror | Yogacara Teacher Training

Reflection: Turning the Mirror Onto Yourself Sometimes others help us see our own reflection. I have been a teacher for fifteen years. I have taught jazz, tap, barre and most recently, yoga. I certainly do not feel I am an overly skilled individual who has to share...

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Earthing: Connect to the Earth | Yogacara Teacher Training

Earthing: A Healing Connection to Mother Earth What is earthing? Have you ever wondered why it feels so wonderful to walk barefoot on the beach? Feeling the sand between your toes, the sand shifting beneath your feet. This phenomenon is known by many names and when...

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Finding Fulfillment in Every Day | Yogacara Teacher Training

Finding Fulfillment: A Worthwhile Challenge Finding fulfillment in our every day is not always an easy task. But it’s a part of the experience of being human. And to master this task is to discover the secret of joy. A friend recently confided in me that he was...

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First Ever Yoga Class Reflections | Yogacara Teacher Training

First Ever Yoga Class: A High You Don't Want To Come Down From My first ever yoga experience was with 5 other people I knew fairly well. It was offered to us as an after work class in the coffee shop where I worked as a barista, with a whopping $5 charge. The teacher...

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Nonverbal Communication & Yoga | Yogacara Teacher Training

Nonverbal Communication: How to Master This Skill On Your Mat Did you know that nonverbal communication is a skill that we must master if we want to be seen in our highest light? Positive body language is so important as the world is always watching, and you are...

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Hygge, Yoga and Embracing Comfort | Yogacara Teacher Training

Hygge: Warmth and Contentment The word Hygge was first explained to me by a Danish friend a few years ago. I marvelled as she told me stories of people pulling off busy roadways to relax with a hot drink from a thermos, all for some moments of comfort and warmth. An...

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Every Breath Is A Little Miracle | Yogacara Teacher Training

Every Breath Is Cause For Wonder Every breath we breathe is a little miracle, is it not? I’m not talking about religion or even spirituality; I’m pointing to the miraculousness of an organism adapting itself to its environment. We live on a planet abundant in nitrogen...

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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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