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Yoga for Veterans Live Audio February 2016

February 16, 2016
Today's FREE Yoga for Veterans class starts with a breathing exploration followed by movement with breath and ends with a short form of Yoga Nidra. 

Enjoy!

 

Intro to Astanga live recording January 29, 2016

January 29, 2016
This is a live recording of this morning's Intro to Astanga class. If you are familiar with the astanga primary series, you might following along with this recording quite easily. If not, please try another class or come to the studio and learn with us! Enjoy!



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Live Audio of this morning's Boomer Yoga Class

January 28, 2016
In this morning's Boomer Yoga class, I set an intention to focus on the engagement of Uddiyana Bandha. The sun salutations at the beginning of class were done using the wall for down dog - or "box on the wall".  The students generously allowed me to take a photo of them at the end of class demonstrating what this might look like in case you are not familiar with this posture. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about this class. Enjoy listening!






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Live Audio of and Intermediate Class (First Half Primary Series)

October 20, 2015
By popular request, we recently added a new morning intermediate level class at Yoga in ME. This class was an instant hit. I'm so glad it was requested. I'm loving it!

Some of the students asked that we record last week's class. This class was most of the first half of the astanga primary series - with lots of options and not very much cueing of vinyasa between postures.  If you'd like to try it out at home, you can download this recording of our class here. ($0.99USD)

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Free Yoga for Veterans

July 28, 2015
Most Tuesdays at 9:30am, we hold a free yoga for veterans class at Yoga in ME. These classes are open to any veterans or active service duty member. They are based on a collection of simple and effective practices that were adapted and clinically tested specifically for military service members and veterans recovering from post-traumatic stress or stress associated with civilian readjustment. These practices can be used to enhance the health of the body and mind regardless of physical limitat...
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Yoga Nidra: Experience Deep Relaxation

July 25, 2015



Yoga nidra or "yogic sleep" is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. This systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation is becoming increasingly popular as both a form of meditation and body/mind therapy.  It is appropriate for all levels of physical fitness and experience with yoga.

This morning we followed a yoga nidra session based on one of the sequences in "Yoga Nidra" by Swami Satyananda Saraswati.  ...
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Focus on the Breath

July 23, 2015



In the 7:45am Morning Flow class today there was a focus on steady, rhythmic ujayii breath. If you practice along with this
live recording (99 cents) you may notice a couple of times where I reset the tempo of the breath. 

Enjoy!



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Got your hands full

March 26, 2015

Every day of motherhood is an adventure. I learn about how far I have come and how much there still is to learn. Today was so humbling. It made me really stop to think how much we judge other parents without offering a helping hand or at least stopping to think about what might be going on in someone’s life. What would you do if you saw a woman wearing a screaming baby, and dragging a dog and a muddy, bloody, crying 3 year old down the street? Would you stare or judge her ...


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Thai Massage

February 12, 2015

Traditional Thai Massage is an ancient form of therapeutic bodywork first practiced in Siam (Thailand) over 2500 years ago.  It incorporates gentle rocking, deep stretching and rhythmic compressions to open and tone all systems of the body. Done comfortably clothed on a floor mat or low table, Thai Massage feels as wonderful as it looks.  Deeply therapeutic, fluid and meditative, Thai Massage relaxes refreshes and revitalizes both the giver and the receiver


A brief history

Thai M...


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Learning to Pay Attention

November 18, 2014

"The practice of Yoga must reduce both physical and mental impurities.  It must develop our capacity for self examination and help us to understand that, in the final analysis, we are not the master of everything we do."  This Yoga Sutra by Pantajali (translated here by T.K.S. Desickchar) might also be understood as the Serenity Prayer, “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference”.    Or st...


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