Flatten Your Back Like a Tortoise: Kurmasana

Kurmasana The Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series is a demanding full body cleanse that takes a little over 90 minutes to fully practice. Halfway through the series is a challenging posture that many students get stuck at for years called Kurmasana position. Kurmasana means tortoise posture and in order to get fully into the posture you have learn how to… [read more]

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Book Release Launch Party

June 15, 2013 Book Release Launch Party 6- 8 PM Meditation, Talk and Book Signing Bring a copy of the book to get in OR buy it at The Standard and get two FREE Space passes for use anytime. The Standard Miami 40 Island Ave  Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-673-1717 http://standardhotels.com/spa-miami-beach Click HERE to view more… [read more]

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Twisting for Beginners

Twisting postures cleanse the body from the inside out. By building both the strength and flexibility to twist your torso all the inner organs get to be more limber. Flexible organs are healthy organs that function at their best capacity. Part of the powerful detoxification that happens in yoga is through twisting. For beginners to the… [read more]

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Discover the Power of the Present Moment in Yoga

On the long and winding road of self-awakening, the realization of how remarkably far you have come is an epiphany moment that fills your heart with hope. It is often immediately followed by the depressing realization of how heartbreakingly far there is yet to go. This is not the moment to quit, but to take… [read more]

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Book Signing Events

Click HERE to preorder the book : The Power of Ashtanga Yoga   June 8, 2013 Chicago Moksha Yoga Master Teacher Round Table and Book Signing Click Here for more information.   June 15, 2013 Book Release Launch party 6 – 8 pm Meditation, Talk and Book Signing Bring a copy of the book to… [read more]

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The Brainwashing ‘Cult’ of Meditation

Article source: Huffington Post CLICK HERE   Not everyone loves meditation, but most people generally see the benefit of quieting the mind. I was surprised when a yoga student in a workshop I was leading told me very passionately that she thought meditation was part of a brainwashing cult. As she launched into a tirade… [read more]

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Core Strength in Navasana

Whenever I teach a Guided Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series class, there is one posture is almost universal in its ability to test the limits of strength: Navasana, Boat Posture. It demands so much core strength that when repeated five times, it feels like a mini-marathon right in the middle of a very long practice. In… [read more]

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Your Sadness is Your Joy.

The darkness is the light itself—not a pathway that leads to the light, but the essence of the light itself. The beautiful postures of yoga are not an end, in and of themselves. The real teaching of the path of yoga is to use asana as a way to gain perspective on deeper life patterns…. [read more]

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Core Strength and Legs in Tittibhasana By Kino MacGregor

Many people think that arm balances are all in the arms, but every part of the body is responsible for lifting itself. When working on the strength postures in the Ashtanga Yoga Second Series remember to utilize the whole body and integrate the core with the strength of the arms. In the posture called Tittibhasana, or Firefly, a strong… [read more]

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