BFPY Journal

I’m no Longer Stepping back from Resistance | Bare Feet Power Yoga | West Loop – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

I’m no Longer Stepping back from Resistance | Bare Feet Power Yoga | West Loop By: Danielle Wilson I’ve experienced issues with my back all my life. Growing up as a dancer, my body was not trained from a place of healthy mobility. Instead, the ever-so-popular “dancer mentality” of pushing the body past whatever limit to achieve the end goal of a certain look or ability, took residence in my mind, and therefore a beating on my body. I was…

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Releasing Yourself of Outcome | Bare Feet Power Yoga | West Loop – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Releasing Yourself of Outcome | Bare Feet Power Yoga | West Loop By: Danielle Wilson Non-attachment has caught my attention this week. As I reread through the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, I find myself pondering his thoughts on desire and the ways in which our ego’s wants and needs can hinder the growth that is meant to happen on our mats. We are continuously conjuring up an ongoing narrative in our heads about what we have, what we don’t, and what…

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Regulating Life’s Rollercoaster | Bare Feet Power Yoga | West Loop – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Regulating Life’s Rollercoaster | Bare Feet Power Yoga | West Loop By: Danielle Wilson I’ve been working towards regulating my ups and downs, recently. It wasn’t long ago when a mentor of mine asked me how life works and gave me a choice between three hand gestures: one with her hand going up a slope, another sliding down, and one waving up and down, up and down, like a rollercoaster. In the moment, deep down, I knew that life as…

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Physical Sensation: A Path to Mindful Awareness | Bare Feet Power Yoga | West Loop – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Physical Sensation: A Path to Mindful Awareness | Bare Feet Power Yoga | West Loop By: Danielle Wilson For those who don’t have a regular meditation practice—or sometimes, even, for those who do—finding the stillness of mind spoken to in yoga can be a difficult and frustrating task. Some of the greatest advice I’ve received, in terms of meditation, is that if you’re trying to do it, you’re doing it wrong. It sounds counter intuitive, I know, but all too…

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