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CategoryWoman's Health

 

Mother’s Day Muesli

Mother’s Day Muesli One of my favorite morning foods from my earlier years in Switzerland was muesli. In the springtime, plant-based foods help to support yoga practice and keep the body light and energized. This light breakfast will give you energy for the whole day. Soak your muesli for several …

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Gift of The Mother

From birth we are shaped by the women that surround us, by our mothers, midwives, aunts, grandmothers, family friends, and sisters. On the path we are blessed to find support and guidance. Especially at this time of real uncertainty it is important that we come into our own. It is …

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Chocolate Raspberry Tart

This recipe is quite simple to make, and it’s vegan and nut & gluten-free without sacrificing anything in the taste department! The natural sweetness of the raspberries balances the natural bitterness of the cacao. If you can’t find 100% cacao paste (not cacao/cocoa powder – that has actually had the cacao butter removed from it), then …

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Mother’s Day Revitalizing Practice

This sequence helps us find our spiritual expression of the authentic feminine within. We all need time for deep rest in order to renew. As we support the poses, our bodies begin to release, our breath deepens, and our minds begin to quiet. This internal focus deeply nourishes our Yin …

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Nourish and Restore Sequence

Nourish and Restore in this short practice of five essential poses to help ease the pressures of the holiday season. Feel free to include any additional poses that supports you in your practice.   Supta Baddha Konasana Supta Virasana Supta Padangusthasana I & II Jathara Parivartanasana Viparita Karani

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Yoga, Food and the Urge to Be Light

Anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder that involves the rejection of food, is common in yoga, dance, and athletic communities, especially among women. In the yoga circles in which I travel, I often witness signs of eating disorders, and many women who are deeply committed to a yogic discipline have a …

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Yoga, Fatigue and Breast Cancer

Today there is a post on the NPR website about how yoga can help reduce breast cancer complications, by reducing fatigue. The statistic that women reported feeling 40% less fatigue when doing yoga is remarkable. This is a good reminder for teachers and students alike that the aim of a …

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Maha Mudra — Great Seal

Instructions: Sit on folded blanket with sole of right foot inside left thigh. Place a strap on the left foot and hold with two hands. Pull on the strap to incline and extend the spine so the chest comes over the upper middle thigh. Gather tails of the strap and …

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Postpartum Practice

10 to 30 Minute Postpartum Practice by Linda Spackman This postpartum yoga practice is an offering to new mothers who might find the possibility of attending a yoga class in the early weeks of becoming a mother overwhelming. This practice can be done in as little as 10 minutes or …

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Twist Sequence

Taught by Surya Little and Linda Spackman We found inspiration from the following two Sutras: 2.33             Vitarkabadhane pratipaksabhavanam  – Twisting poses are named after ancient sages. When we twist in asana practice, we create grounding from a firm foundation and begin to cultivate movement in an opposing direction. With …

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