Tag Archives: mind-body connection

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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Instructor Spotlight: Kathi Diamant

From the first time you meet Kathi Diamant (or see her on KPBS TV) her sparkling eyes alert you to her intelligence and vibrant energy. That energy further manifests in an apparent and tangible eternal youthfulness. As Franz Kafka stated, … 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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Yes to You: A Yoga Teacher’s Poem

by Monique Minahan I don’t teach you yoga. You are yoga. You are that sweet exhale, that expansive inhale that pause in between. You are that unified breath, that connected mind and body, the observer and the observed. What I … Continue reading

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Eight Limbs of Yoga for a Whole Being

by Sarah Clark I’ve come to think of my eight-limbed yoga practice a lot like the image of the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara from the Buddhist tradition. This figure, said to embody compassion, is often depicted with many, sometimes innumerable arms. Each … Continue reading

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Yogi Reads: The Anatomy of the Spirit

by Olivia Cecchettini “The Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing” by Carolyn Myss Summary: Caroline Myss is an acclaimed medical intuitive and motivational speaker. In this book she presents her findings on fifteen years of research … Continue reading

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Robin Doten: My Yoga…

To me, the meaning of Yoga is the meaning of Love! It can take a lifetime of practice and I will still have so much to learn. I am continually drawn to Yoga and all the yogic principals, striving to … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Yoga On

I came in to class on Tuesday with sore shoulders from a recent vigorous Vinyasa practice and a tight upper back from hours spent hunched over my computer keyboard. My breath was shallow and constricted from breathing out of just … Continue reading

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