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Chakra Meditation: Sahasara, the Crown

by Monique Minahan I settle into my seat under a moon that’s full and bright, mentally laying out all the chakras I’ve worked with up to now.  In the center, I leave a space for my practice tonight, sahasara.Sahasara is … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Vishuddi, The Throat

by Monique Minahan The birds are chirping even though it’s still dark. This kind of silence – the kind that isn’t devoid of noise but rather full of presence – is the backdrop for my practice today. Physically located at … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Anahata, The Heart

by Monique Minahan I place my left hand on my heart and on top of that layer my right. I don’t move until I feel that familiar thump-thump beating under my hands, as subtle or as strong as it may … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Swadhisthana, The Sacrum

by Monique Minahan The womb. Love is made here. Life is made here. Swadhisthana is the seat of our right to feel and represents the duality (and sometimes dueling nature) of separation versus attachment, two concepts I became intimately familiar … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Mooladhara, The Root

by Monique Minahan I sit on the Earth herself and hold a smooth rock in the palm of each hand. I dug them up when we moved into our house and I use them when I need extra grounding, like … Continue reading

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Om, A Yoga Teacher’s Poem

guest post by Arati Lane Om Yoga was back then, in my youth, the stuff you did with the body Bending, stretching and breathing And I knew how to do that and shine and be happy So easy, like playing … Continue reading

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Instructor Spotlight: Dina Weldin

MC Hammer may have said it best, and perhaps could have been referring to Dina Weldin when he rapped, “too legit to quit.” Dina is legit. She is a warm, caring, positive and authentic individual. She is beautiful inside and … Continue reading

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Yoga Without Asana

by Laura McCorry What does it mean to practice yoga when your physical practice is greatly diminished or taken away entirely from illness or injury?  Yoga grew out of a tradition that includes eight limbs (or tenets) for a complete … Continue reading

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Instructor Spotlight: Lori Miller

This month we’re featuring Lori Miller who leads a donation based 1 and 2 level flow on Mondays at 6:30am. In addition to your yoga mat and an open and curious mind, yoga students are encouraged to bring sunglasses to … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Yoga Teacher-Military Spouse

guest post by Dina Weldin “Your husband is in the military?!” I hear this question all the time. I get it. You think, yoga teacher and military man, how does that work? The truth is that yoga and the military … Continue reading

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