Know Your Ayurvedic Dosha

Knowing your ayurvedic dosha can be really helpful in knowing when you are in balance with your natural disposition and when you are out of balance. Knowing your dosha can give you clues about what type of yoga to practice, when to practice, what types of foods to eat, what daily routines to follow and […]

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Another Desk Yoga Pose: Eagle

I’ve gotten so much positive feedback on the desk yoga poses I’ve decided to keep them coming.  In the last two newsletters, I shared  pigeon and seated half moon and spinal twist, and today I’ll teach you how to do eagle pose at your desk. Eagle is traditionally a balance pose, but since we’re seated, you can focus […]

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5 Ayurvedic Tips for Spring (Excess Kapha)

Hey Minnesotans, do you remember back about a week ago when it poured freezing cold rain for five days straight? That is the epitome of kapha season, which runs from late winter through spring. Some qualities of kapha are heavy, wet, cold, dull, static, and dense. Just as these qualities are reflected in our external environment, you may notice them […]

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More Desk Yoga!

I know most people with 9-5 jobs spend a lot of time at a desk. I also know that most people don’t have one of those fancy new treadmill desk to stay active. That’s why I love sharing yoga poses that you can do at work. It just takes a couple of minutes of moving […]

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Desk Yoga: Pigeon Pose

Did you know that you can practice yoga right at your desk without your co-workers knowing? It’s called desk yoga and it’s another small opportunity to fit yoga into your day. Pigeon pose is a great stretch for the hips, and feels especially good when you’ve been sitting for a long time. Here’s what you […]

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It’s Vata Season

We are in full-on vata season now.  What’s vata?  It’s one of the three Ayurvedic doshas, and some of its main qualities are dry, light, cool, rough and being mobil without purpose.  If you live in MN like me, step outside your door and notice the cool, dry air, the wind, the crispy dried out […]

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Why are we so bad at self-care?

Most people have an intimate understanding of the importance of nurturing and supporting others. Caring for others can be very fulfilling, and you may do it on many levels as a parent, a pet-ower, a bodyworker, a nurse, a teacher, a caretaker, a social worker, a coach, or a volunteer. The list goes on and […]

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Good Mornings, Great Days

As I mentioned in the previous post, starting tomorrow, I am teaching a 6AM Yin/Yang class at Devanadi Yoga in Linden Hills. You may be reluctant to get up and out of the house so early, but there are tons of reasons to just do it. Benefits of a morning yoga practice: According to the […]

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Yin/Yang Mornings

Good news early risers, starting this Tuesday, November 5th, I will be teaching yin/yang yoga at 6AM on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Devanadi Yoga in Linden Hills. Not familiar with this type of yoga? It’s half yin and half yang. The yin poses are longer held poses allowing deeper penetration into the fascia, connective […]

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