Tag: mindfulness

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Finding connection amidst confusion, calamity and crisis

From the fear and uncertainty and grief of the pandemic, to the rage and fury of the continued racial oppression-terror-erasure in our country, I have asked my creator, “what am I to do or say?” As an Afro-Asian woman of color, as a trauma survivor, as an elder, I ask it. As a mentor to

Caitlin, center rear, and Charlie, chatting after class at Just B Yoga last fall.
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Coronavirus distancing and the disabled

We checked in with Caitlin Thompson recently to see how she’s doing during the pandemic. Caitlin is a counselor who serves the disabled population with accessibility issues in the workplace and transportation and more. Since the stay-at-home order she has been working her private practice remotely, but is hardly full of free time. She shared

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Amidst the pandemic she was taunted for being curvy, she responded with kindness

Constance Haywood is a Just B Yoga student, a grad student and a student of life! She’s trying to keep her head and heart in the right place as she navigates the coronavirus pandemic. She’s still working and juggling social distancing and self-care. A lot is said about how the COVID19 pandemic is bringing out

Belinda (left) with Brenda (right), May 2019. Brenda's wisdom? "All God's children got the hook up."
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Social justice in the COVID-19 crisis

The Covid-19 crisis is shining a bright light on the digital and social divides in our culture, just at a time when we need to unify the most. A significant portion of our population (Just B Yoga included) is privileged to remain connected via social media, teleconferencing and web cast meetings. We’ve transferred the way

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Student Profile: Amy Henderson

Name: Amy Henderson Pronoun: They When did you start coming to Just B Yoga? November 2017 What attracted you? My friend Nikki encouraged me to try it out. Why did you begin practicing yoga? I knew I needed to get off my couch. Having a bilateral knee replacement, I was curious if could do it.

Mindfulness tip? Start where you are

“How do I turn my brain off?” This is a frequent question. “Will yoga teach me to turn off my mind?” The pace and pressure of modern American life is squeezing people into a corner where there’s nowhere to hide from the mind chatter. And most of the solace we take is in stuff that

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Just say no to on-the-go yoga

Slow down. That’s the theme of our Monday night Yin Yoga with Donnielle and the Restorative Yoga class on Tuesday nights with Heather. Slow DOWN. Everything doesn’t have to be GO, GO, GO Why would we want to take that attitude with us on the yoga mat if that’s what we face every second off

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There is no perfect way to do a yoga posture

I don’t believe there is a perfect way to do a posture, or someone doing a posture perfectly. If I’m breaking some yoga commandment, so be it. It’s a part of the reason I don’t take a ton of pictures of me doing yoga. First of all, I don’t want it to be seen as

“Same old same old” is in our minds

There is no such thing as same old same old Each sunrise is new Each cloud is new Each flower is new Each bird chirping is new Each breath is new We know this but we don’t KNOW this. We find ourselves grumbling about rolling out of bed on a Monday (or a Tuesday as

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Make your next meme matter with mantra and mindfulness

Our newsfeeds are chock full of words of encouragement and positivity. “If you change nothing, nothing will change.” “Inhale confidence, exhale doubt.” “You is kind, you is smart, you is important.” (One of my favorites because it has a kitty). They are awesome little poofs of inspiration that make us smile at our computer or

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Let’s make some sit happen

When’s the last time you scheduled some nothing into your calendar? Literally click on a Wednesday and block out 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the description “NOTHING.” Add in some alert notifications to prepare yourself for the nothing and then show up on time for your scheduled nothingness. This is not a rhetorical question.

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