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Perfect Your Pincha

The feathered peacock pose, pinchamayurasana, or forearm balance is a fun inversion to practice. Here are some tips and poses that can help you approach or perfect your pinchamayurasana. In order to prep the body for forearm balance it’s essential to warm up the spine and shoulders. Start on your belly and prop up onto… Read more »

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Be The Hope

Breathe Anniversary 3! Practice. Celebrate. Give Back. March 27-29 We are celebrating 3 years of yoga and community at breathe with 9 by donation classes all to support our friends at HOPE Village. For the past three years breathe has been a place to experience the power of yoga and community, and all the ways it uplifts,… Read more »

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Stillness

A flower abides in stillness, not that it’s not stirred by wind affected by light and heat. We sit as humans on the precipice of something monumental, empowering knowledge of the heart. We are flowers. A poem I wrote on Friday night entitled Stillness. It’s not often (enough) that I write from the student perspective…. Read more »

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Shifting Out of Stress

What happens when we experience a lot of stress or start feeling overwhelmed? Typically, the breath starts shortening and the body begins to tense up. This is a normal physical response, one that is designed to help us in times of emergency – the sympathetic nervous system’s built-in ‘fight or flight’ mechanisms. The problem is… Read more »

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The Power of Tuning In

Namaste! Now, is the perfect time of year to reflect, journey into our inner landscape, and listen to our soul’s intelligence for guidance. Annually, we witness nature’s way of shedding the old and unuseful, and scaling back to the most essential. It’s a time that naturally grants itself to reflection and introspection. The weather doesn’t… Read more »

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Refine Your Practice: Crane Pose

Learning a new yoga pose is always fun and exciting, but few milestones on your mat are as exhilarating and empowering as sticking your 1st crane pose! There’s more to the pose than simply brute strength. Developing the ability to stand on your hands requires subtle awareness developed through dedication and practice, and one other… Read more »

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