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Honoring our national union on Inauguration Day with yoga

“What better day than our Inauguration Day for us to maybe keep in mind our greater connection? “So, what is it that we wish to send out, not just what we want to develop for ourselves on our mat? …But maybe we can then carry that in how we help one another, in how we listen to one another and how we forgive one another. “

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Home Yoga Practice: Honesty and Quiet Mind

This insertion of silence is a crucial part of yoga practice. Turning off the distractions of phones, computers, music, other people’s voices …. Leaves us alone with the inner distractions and chatter. It helps isolate our attention. It helps create an honest and authentic space of practice. It makes it your own.

I’m not gonna lie. It can also drive us crazy! I notice how after a few times through I sequence I can hear my inner voice say, “cool, now you know what would make this better? Let’s play some Beyonce to the sequence next!”

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Private Lesson Sale ends Dec. 31

Want to have private yoga or tai chi lessons? Get personalized instruction and work at your own pace? Sign up for private lessons with Belinda now and save 40%. What a great way to start the year investing in your practice and study. Half-hour sessions and One-hour sessions are available. BUY PACKAGE (contact info@justbyoga.com if

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Build your Home Yoga Practice

Our Home Yoga Practice LIVE class provides guidance on:

  • how to set up your space
  • how to find time and choosing the amount of time to practice
  • what poses and pace of yoga to practice
  • determining why you are coming on your mat at all

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Home Yoga Practice: Reflection and Pause

This week’s practice is focused on taking a pause and reflecting. Often in our day-to-day we shuffle through activities and actions like we are swiping right on our phones. Swish, next. Swipe, next. Life has become an assembly line procession of doing and getting and building and acquiring and …  it’s incessant, never ending, never

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Receive a Chakra Tuning CD with donation

For a limited time, you can receive a copy of our “Crystal Singing Bowl Chakra Tune-up” CD. Gale Amon, an amazing practitioner and wise spirit, plays his crystal singing bowls, which are tuned to the energy of each of our chakras. This is a wonderful accompaniment to our Chakra Yoga Flow, Sunday morning classes, where

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Home Yoga Practice: Tapas/Discipline

Tapas, or devotion, is a key fire in the engine of our yoga practice. Applied energy toward positive change – a healthy body and mind-spirit. Tapas is one of the Niyamas, or ways of personal behavior, in yoga. The Niyamas guide the “what it’s all about.”  “Tapas is the conscious effort to achieve ultimate union

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Home Yoga Practice: Suffering/Duhkha

When we are confronted with an inability and lack of power to influence a situation or emotion we interpret the resultant feeling as suffering

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Home Yoga Practice Week 10: Focus (Dharana)

I have spent a lot of my years believing that focus was lasering my will. It was how I believed my success in academics, my profession – heck anything – was achieved. Lasering my will was me forcing my dominance or defiance. For example, “I’m not going to let them think I can’t do something because I’m a woman. “ “I’m going to prove I’m worthy as a person of color and do it 10 times better.” I had to be THE best which means superior when you think about it, or when I think about it. And being superior by deductive reasoning means others are inferior. And that just lands me at dominance.

Home Yoga Practice: Week 9, Pratyahara/Sense withdrawal

Withdrawing from the senses, or building awareness of our dependence on them and then finding moderation so we are not reacting to them, helps us on the journey toward a clear mind and harmony with spirit. (the ultimate yoga purpose)

Home Yoga Practice: Week 8, Flexibility

How we view flexibility is so different. It’s like this alluring Siren. We are drawn to it and fear it and know that it could hurt us so we also avoid it.

This week’s Home Yoga Practice explores Flexibility in multiple ways as a theme for a yoga plan.

  1. Physiologically
  2. Mentally
  3. Sutras

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