O2 Yoga Blog


Gratitude


Posted By on Nov 28, 2013 in O2 Yoga Blog |

What Does Gratitude Feel Like? As I was driving down to the studio today, I was thinking about the feeling of gratitude. After all, it was Thanksgiving Day. That said, these holidays often feel so forced and contrived. Today, you should feel gratitude. What about tomorrow? I guess, however, that it got  me to think in a new way about a concept that comes up pretty regularly in my line of work.  I hadn’t really worked it out in...

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Reward or Punishment


Posted By on Nov 4, 2013 in O2 Yoga Blog |

The other day, while I was taking class with Elliott, a women came rushing into the room 20 minutes late.  Elliott politely stopped her at the door and explained, as briefly and quietly as possible,  that the class had already started and that there were other classes she could come to later that evening. This went back and forth a bit while he was also trying to lead the class. She finally left but I was distracted and concerned. I...

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Hold Me To This First of all, please hold me to this: I would like to start writing blog posts again. My brain has been so full with all the new things going on that I just haven’t had the mental space to write. I miss it! On another note, I am here in Ohio at the fifth annual  Jubilee Peace Fest.  You might think the name seems a bit frivolous but this is anything but. Here is a brief description of meaning of the word Jubilee...

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Why?


Posted By on Aug 2, 2013 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog | 1 comment

How often are we told what to do without being told why? Why is that so? Because some people believe that knowledge is power and therefore giving it away makes others more powerful than themselves. I completely disagree. I do believe that knowledge is power but I don’t believe that there is a finite amount of it. I believe power, like love, is exponential. Now, there is a difference between power over others and the feeling of...

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Staying Present?


Posted By on May 29, 2013 in O2 Yoga Blog |

Do you ever think that we yoga teachers are calm and serene all the time? Well, I can only speak for myself when I say, I am definitely not! I gravitated towards yoga, at first, for the physical benefits as I think many do. I was a personal trainer and an aerobics instructor for years. When I did yoga, there was something there that I liked but I didn’t trust it. I know that sounds weird but, coming from the fitness industry, I...

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Natural Cycles


Posted By on May 1, 2013 in O2 Yoga Blog |

At this time of year, many of us are coming out of the winter doldrums. Well, at least I am. As you may know, our family unschools which is a way of saying that we educate our children and ourselves through experience. I bring this up because most people have a schedule and structure to their lives that doesn’t take into account the natural rhythm of the body, seasons, and nature. Because my kids don’t go to school and...

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