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San Anselmo Fitness Day 2019 – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

San Anselmo Fitness Day 2019 San Anselmo Fitness Day – Friday, August 2, 2019! There is a full schedule of classes from fitness studios in Town from 9am-5pm in Imagination Park, concluding with Picnic on The Plaza!  San Anselmo Fitness Day Friday August 2, 2019! This Friday! Look at the incredible day our community is doing together! San Anselmo Avenue is closed between Creekside and Ludwigs, we are getting together to celebrate summer, your health and your community! Walk the…

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Diary of an Ashtangi – Ashtanga Yoga Blog: Ashtanga yoga loosing the practice – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Diary of an Ashtangi – Ashtanga Yoga Blog: Ashtanga yoga loosing the practice Is it possible to loose the practice, completely?My body is different.I don’t recognise it.How can it have changed so much is such a short time?It takes so much time and commitment to build a practice, but as soon as you stop the daily practice, it is finished… how is it possible???Here is my Marichyasana D from April 2018 : At that time I was able to twist…

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High Quality Online Yoga Classes – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

High Quality Online Yoga Classes The future is here and online yoga seems to be the best alternative for many people. Of course high quality yoga classes are the most desirable so let’s look at this “high quality” thing. High quality yoga classes might be different than a high quality website. Obviously, both would be preferred. I’ve have searched around the web for online yoga and found high quality can mean different things. Some of these big yoga websites can…

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Yogini’s Path To Motherhood – Ashtanga Yoga Project – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Yogini’s Path To Motherhood – Ashtanga Yoga Project Liat Pakes by Kelly Levy Photography Guest Post by Liat Pakes As of today, I have been practicing one year of motherhood. I never thought that this role would suit me or that I would find in it such contentment. We are a wandering family and currently we are living in Andalucía Spain. I would love to say that “I am a wandering yoga teacher” but honestly I am mainly a “wandering…

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Your Personal Brand of Greatness | Bare Feet Power Yoga | West Loop – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Your Personal Brand of Greatness | Bare Feet Power Yoga | West Loop By: Danielle Wilson Why do we hold all of the things, and beings, and aspects of the world to such narrow, pointed standards? To be successful looks like this, to be fit looks like that. Those people are living happy lives, while these people are sad and discontent lives. Duality is everywhere, so it seems the second we denote anything as “good,” all which opposes that, even on the…

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My Yoga Blog: Believe in yourself – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

My Yoga Blog: Believe in yourself It’s soccer world cup. I love to see the matches. But I also love to listen to the interviews of the players. The world best soccer player (Ronaldo) said that he always believed in himself. In addition he practiced more than all the others. When his colleagues were under the shower already after a match, he still played with the ball.Believe in yourself is such a precious hint. Doubts plaster the path. I’m glad…

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Newly Certified: Deanna Velazquez – Sage Rountree – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Newly Certified: Deanna Velazquez – Sage Rountree Posted May 15, 2019 by Sage & filed under Human Interest, Teaching, Yoga. Meet Deanna Velazquez, one of the newest certified Sage Yoga for Athletes teachers. Deanna has a deep well of expertise in fitness. She has worked as a group fitness instructor, a personal trainer, and of course a yoga teacher. She’s lived in a range of interesting places, too, from Alaska…

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Yoga as Technology – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Yoga as Technology Technology: science or knowledge put into practical use to solve problems It’s hard to admit out loud, but I have problems. They range from the mundane – I have to get the laundry, grocery shopping and house cleaning done – to the complex – I run a business with 25 team members and 500+ customers. These responsibilities in and of themselves are not problems, but sometimes it can feel overwhelming. Right now, my problem shows up as me…

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3 Reasons YOU need time for YOU — MPY – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

3 Reasons YOU need time for YOU — MPY Hello! Happy 2019! I’m always in awe at how quickly the year(s) go by. There’s usually a point around March or April where I start wondering “when will the weather get nice?!” – living in Wisconsin really shows the gamut of CRAZY weather – then around July I think “whoa! time…SLOW DOWN!”Anyway, my point is the days are long and years are short. And before we know it, time has gotten…

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Love A life's perspective. – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Love A life's perspective. When it comes to love I feel very unlucky.  Always trying to figure out how not to do the wrong thing or say the wrong thing so my partner will accept me, love me and never let me go. How often have I fallen into this pattern, participated in the pattern and been on both ends of it. i have been wallowing in sorrow and sadness at the loss of my love; at 54 I am heartbroken…

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Side Crow + Variations and Transitions — STUDIO B POWER YOGA – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Side Crow + Variations and Transitions — STUDIO B POWER YOGA The focus pose for our current installment of B3 is Side Crow. Learn how to get into this pose and about it’s many variations and transition possiblities.The side crow is an arm balance that requires deep twist and total body engagement. This pose can be accessed from many different postures making it a fun transition pose. While it can be a challenging pose for many, there are a number…

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Panic and Emptiness – Ashtanga Yoga Northampton – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Panic and Emptiness – Ashtanga Yoga Northampton Anger that has long been simmering inside me (erupting this year more times than I am proud of) has been replaced in the past few weeks with a weary yet calm clarity. I learned long ago that this world was filled with men who were sexually aggressive and violent, men who did terrible things to (mostly) women, and I knew they did these horrible things sometimes for years to many women, and that they…

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Full Moon Manifestation | FullPowerYoga – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Full Moon Manifestation | FullPowerYoga The Full Moon is a time of completion  and letting go. If you are one of these hippies (so many of my friends) who lives your life by the moon cycle instead of the calendar’s you buy at Office Depot, then you are using both the new moon and full moon to manifest your destiny. The new moon is the time to plant seeds and the full moon is the time to harvest them. There…

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NOVEMBER 2017 NEWS! – Portland Ashtanga Yoga – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

NOVEMBER 2017 NEWS! – Portland Ashtanga Yoga Friends! It’s almost Thanksgiving! I have a couple things to tell you on this moon day!+++SOMASKANDAYou may have noticed a few pictures and statues perched on the altar at the front of the room. The big picture is of Somaskanda, one of the names of Śhiva, one that arose in south India. Somaskanda can mean “sa uma skanda” — “Skanda who is with Uma.” Fittingly for a Mysore room, Uma is the goddess as breath,…

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Shift Your Vision – Lumi Power Yoga – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Shift Your Vision – Lumi Power Yoga You’ve probably heard the term neuroplasticity. It’s our brain’s ability to change, to form new connections and create new pathways, throughout our lives. Think about the route you take home from work every day. You probably feel like you could walk it with your eyes closed. Switching routes would feel weird, but it wouldn’t be long until you got used to it. Your “new” path would eventually become just as familiar.Our brain works…

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How to Practice Yoga – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

How to Practice Yoga I get lots of questions from both students and prospective students about how to practice yoga. Some amount of answering that question about how to practice yoga means first deconstructing some often held assumptions about what is necessary for practice. All that is really necessary to practice yoga is the will and desire to practice. It is also helpful to have some kind of direction. Usually that is provided by a teacher who has traveled that…

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Om & Ahhh | thepoweryogaco – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Om & Ahhh | thepoweryogaco By Mariel Witmond In a world where stress seems to rule our lives and we feel like we have no control over the direction we are going in, it’s time to wake up to the power of breath. Breathing techniques are now being embraced by people across the world for their infinite benefits and I’m delighted to be holding a workshop at PYC with ‘the breath guy’ Richie Bostock. In sanskrit the yogic breathing practice of…

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Matcha Green Energy Bites – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Matcha Green Energy Bites After years of struggling with many health issues including autoimmune disease, migraines and digestive issues, I began the journey of eating less processed junk food and filling my diet with more nutrient-dense superfoods. I stopped dieting, counting calories, depriving myself and feeling guilty and I began to focus on the positive (simply eating more healthy real foods like fruits and vegetables and less junk). I began to incorporate more yoga and self-care and instead of focusing…

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Restorative Yoga: A Fantastic Complement To Ashtanga – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Restorative Yoga: A Fantastic Complement To Ashtanga By Amanda Mitzel    On the 14th of January, I had the pleasure of attending a restorative yoga class with instructor Zoe Shipley and a room of fellow Ashtangis on a breezy, New Orleans afternoon. The clouds, framed by the studio’s many windows, were a cool, steel gray, but the air was light and calm inside. Zoe’s warm smile filled the room, and as we made our way inside, she assisted everyone with…

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Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series – A Helpful Guide – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series – A Helpful Guide Share with your friends1sharesWhat is Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series? Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series is known as Yoga Cikitsā (योग चिकित्सा). The practice cleanses and purifies the body on many levels. It is interesting to know about this famous Yoga method before you dig deeper into the practice. The practice of postures (asana) works primarily on keeping the body healthy. It is a primary need for human development. Ashtanga Yoga is a scientific approach…

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XPT Workshop Experience | Yoga Athletex – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

XPT Workshop Experience | Yoga Athletex On June 8th, I attended the XPT workshop hosted by Yoga Athletex and Mekanix. We did breathwork, a pool workout, fire and ice, and a mobility session. This experience changed my perspective on achieving success in sports and life. Physical ability is only half the battle, the other half is mental capability. Exuding confidence and telling yourself that you can do this is a major player to success in anything. This workshop challenged me…

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Yoga on the Harbor — Cape Ann Power Yoga – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Yoga on the Harbor — Cape Ann Power Yoga Classes are open to all levels and you can register in advance online through MINDBODY or come and pay with cash or check.Class is just $10 and only $5 for members of Maritime Gloucester. Bring your own mat and water. Class will be canceled in the event of foul weather. Notification will be posted on the Cape Ann Power Yoga facebook page or you can call Dave at 6178216734 the morning of if the weather seems…

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Spiritual Cleansing — Shine Power Yoga – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Spiritual Cleansing — Shine Power Yoga Day FourI am WandaI am Ready for moreI am Spiritually Awake.Today I have felt so energized and ready to create. I have been an advocate for myself to not create anything and to stay in this process. I need more time, I need more healing, I need the next layer…..my spiritual layer to feel clear.I felt the need to immerse my body into water, warm water. It is not hot here (I am talking…

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5 Reasons NOT To Stop Your Asana Practice – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

5 Reasons NOT To Stop Your Asana Practice I know how frustrating it is to have injuries in Ashtanga yoga – or in any movement practice. You faithfully get your butt out of bed early each morning to practise and you’re starting to feel yourself getting stronger and more flexible. You feel motivated and energised…everything is going great. And then, BAM. An injury – out of nowhere. Maybe you pushed yourself a little too far in practice, or maybe you…

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June News | Ashtanga Yoga Ireland – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

June News | Ashtanga Yoga Ireland It’s hard to believe that June is already upon us! The Mysore classes will be running as usual all month including an Introductory Workshop next Saturday, June 8th for both beginners and anyone looking for a refresher in the basic fundamentals (see below for full details.) Ashtanga Yoga is so often misunderstood as a purely physical practice but it can be a deeply healing and transformative practice when correctly understood. It is a very…

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What Does a Yogi Look Like? Meet Scott Shreffler – 502 Power Yoga – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

What Does a Yogi Look Like? Meet Scott Shreffler – 502 Power Yoga Welcome to our series, “What Does a Yogi Look Like?” where we feature yogis in our community who defy society’s idea of what a yogi looks like. Meet Scott Shreffler  502PY: Tell us about your first yoga class experience. Scott: My first class was…interesting. It was a Saturday, and I decided to start with the Slow Flow class. In hindsight, that was the best thing I could…

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So many trainings; Why choose Spira 200 hours Mindfulness and Yoga! – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

So many trainings; Why choose Spira 200 hours Mindfulness and Yoga! Here’s some of what Andrew, class of 2018 gained from teacher training: Knowledge of alignment and anatomy so that I can practice safely and confidently for the rest of my lifeHistory of yoga and how the blending of different cultures over thousands of years has led to what we know and see today More strength and mobility in my physical practiceA stronger relationship with my partner – grateful…

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Jump Back & Jump Through Workshop – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Jump Back & Jump Through Workshop  In the Ashtanga Yoga method of practice we do hundreds of jump backs to caturanga dandasana and through to dandasana. Many practitioners struggle with the principles behind the mechanics of this moves. That’s why we will explore all the fundamental awareness exercises and go through the elements that build up the jumping back and through techniques for a correct use of momentum and energy.Come join us on this 2hr workshop that will help you…

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YOGA & BODY IMAGE CONFLUENCE WITH OMSTARS AND MLC | Kino MacGregor – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

YOGA & BODY IMAGE CONFLUENCE WITH OMSTARS AND MLC | Kino MacGregor YOGA & BODY IMAGE CONFLUENCE WITH OMSTARS AND MLC Are you ready for the Yoga and Body Image Confluence and Workshop series coming to Miami Life Center this fall, in conjunction with Omstars – The Yoga Network? This full weekend immersion will bring together inspiring yoga leaders so we can talk about the role that Body Image plays in the world of yoga. We will gather together in…

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Member of the Week: Tiffani Howell – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Member of the Week: Tiffani Howell 1. What is your full name? Tiffani élan Howell, though my nickname/professional name is Tes (long story) 2. What was your favorite activity as a child? Reading – anything I could get my hands on and sneak into my room. 3. What job did you have in high school? I worked for a Dutch cookie waffle place and sold concessions at the minor league baseball field. 4. What is your most embarrassing memory? You…

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