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Why practice Ashtanga Yoga? Meredith’s Story

Why do you practice Ashtanga Yoga? I initially started to practice yoga to stay healthy and fit when I was in my early 20s. I had no idea what Ashtanga or Mysore was. Frankly, I was terrified to even say the opening Sanskrit chant, because I was brought up Catholic and believed that chanting was […]

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On Falling Six Stories, Yoga and True Courage

How often do you meet someone who really wows you? It’s rare to be wowed. I was wowed while teaching yoga.  This doesn’t happen often. Nicole approached Balance Yoga to ask about classes.  I urged her to try Mysore style classes, precisely because instructors work closely with students, almost like a group private session.  Most people are scared […]

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How to meditate without banging your head against the wall

Meditate. Does this word conjure up an image of a serene person in lotus position on an exotic beach? But does the thought of trying it send shivers of fear up your spine? You’re probably aware of all the benefits of meditation – clear mind, reduced stress, happier outlook, inner peace. **Sigh.** Why is it […]

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How To Keep Your Summer Glow When Autumn Arrives by Jessica Blanchard

Have you noticed a tickle in your throat, sniffles, or itchy eyes as autumn breezes blow in? I’m here to introduce you to Ayurveda, India’s 1000-year old medical system. Ayurveda helps you to prevent diseases before they rear their rotten heads. The seasons bring changes in the amount of daylight, temperature, and humidity. These changes […]

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Yoga Transforms by Tracey Duncan

Last summer I got dumped, unceremoniously and without warning. Within five months of moving to New Orleans to start our new life together, my beautiful future bride had moved out and into the suburbs. I was left alone in a big house with a lot of pets and a lot of self-pity. I had some […]

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