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Pandemic yoga for kids: The good, the bad, the virtual

Yoga presents challenges for kids in the best of situations. Attention spans are fleeting. Desire for stimuli and excitement is great. Disappointment at not getting things perfectly the first time prevails.

Virtual yoga via whatever video screen they had available made this summer day camp extra special.

Home Yoga Practice: Prana/Breath

Prana can be loosely defined as “life force energy” or the source of our consciousness, the source of our life force. It is also referred to as breath. Breath exercises are called pranayama. This is often a focus or theme of my practice. I call it a “root” theme because if I’m not in a

Why I left Yoga Alliance

I have made the decision to leave Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga School and as a Registered Yoga Teacher. You will no longer be able to find Belinda Thurston or Just B Yoga in their directories after more than 10 years as a member. This is a move I’ve considered for quite some time.

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Week 3: Practice your plan, Plan your Practice – Effort

Our yoga practice is a great canvas for us to explore and learn about effort. Poses show us when we are straining or giving up. Breath reveals the quality of our ease. Our mind can be the birth place of our effort and where we cultivate sustainable effort, aka focus.

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Week 2: Plan your practice, Practice Your Plan – acceptance and binding

Acceptance of what happens is certainly a worthwhile chew for our times. The pandemic and our fight for freedom, justice and equality can stir discontent. At least it keeps our focus on what’s wrong and the need to fix. It can feel like acceptance means we are OK with the state of the world. It doesn’t.

Outdoor Yogas canceled until further notice

I have decided to cancel further outdoor yoga classes for the foreseeable future. The COVID pandemic is still among us and recent trends locally have me not feeling comfortable with hosting an event which could become an epicenter of outbreak.

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Outside Yoga Around Town, June 25, 7 p.m. LCC Downtown

This week’s Outside Yoga Around Town will be at the center of the LCC campus downtown. Plenty of bicycle parking. Easy to reach off the River Trail. There’s a Japanese Garden adjacent with giant Koi fish eager for you to feed them.

Plan to practice yoga, practice your yoga plan

Developing a personal practice is one of the most difficult, sincere and rewarding things one can do in a life. And while I’m applying this concept to a yoga practice, it holds true for all. A spiritual practice. A martial arts practice. A creative practice. Making it your own, doing it with dedication and devotion,

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White yogis, do your work

All yoga teachers must be wary of ego as we step into daring to say we “teach” yoga. It’s a slippery boast to say we know this sacred practice of enlightenment and can help others navigate the path. For those of pale-skin European blood, saviorism is particularly insidious and to be called out in this

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