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January 6

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Trust Yourself first.

Living Your Yoga: Others can offer us advice and help, but deep inside we always know what is best for us.  Today consciously choose to trust yourself first when you make a decision.

Judith Hanson Lasater

January 5

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Do what you love.

Living Your Yoga: Doing what you love is empowering and even health-enhancing.  Pick something, such as listening to your favourite piece of music, planting some flowers, or petting your dog, and do it for ten minutes today – just because you love it.

Judith Hanson Lasater

January 4

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Laugh more.

Living Your Yoga: Children laugh dozens of times a day.  Laughing decreases blood pressure and relieves tension.  Find something funny in your life today and laugh at it.  Better yet, find something about yourself to laugh at.

Judith Hanson Lasater

January 3

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We are not seeing a situation as it truly is if we have expectations

Living Your Yoga: The next time you are involved in a conflict, notice how you want things to turn out your way.  Ask yourself, How would this be and what would I say now if I could see what the other person sees?

Judith Hanson Lasater

January 2

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Relaxation is the process of observing your tension.

Living Your Yoga: Find a quiet place.  Lie down on a comfortable surface, close your eyes, and observe your tension for ten minutes.  Relaxation will arise.

Judith Hanson Lasater

January 1

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My mom gave me this yoga book for Christmas 2013.  It’s called A Year of Living Your Yoga by Judith Hanson Lasater.  She has a quote and some sage advice for each day of the year; simple ways to practice yoga everyday.  And if you’re like me, I usually need a little help getting motivated to practice on a daily basis.  So far, it’s been a source of inspiration.  I hope it will be for you too!

Living well is not about being calm; it is about being present.

Living Your Yoga: For five minutes today, practice just being present with your emotions without reacting to them.  Notice how they come and go.

Judith Hanson Lasater

Autumn Yoga

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Welcome back to fall everyone! I hope you’ve had a wonderful summer. The good news is that I’ll be starting a new class at Yoga on 7th! That said, I will no longer be teaching Thursday evenings at The Yoga Space. Cheryl Joseph will be taking over that timeslot. If that time works for you I encourage you to continue with Cheryl as she is a wonderful teacher. I will still be teaching my other two classes at The Yoga Space.

My new schedule for the fall is as follows:

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I’m offering a very special limited time 2 for 1 deal for my new class at Yoga on 7th. Please contact me for details: [email protected] I hope to see you in class!

the woman myth: women in yoga

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women in yoga: Tracee Stanley

Tracee Stanley Yoga

Yoga is for “girls”. It’s one of the most ingrained yoga myths. In North America, the overwhelming perception is that yoga falls decidedly within the realm of all things female. This myth has given birth to at least two unfortunate consequences. One is that women’s monumental achievement in reshaping yoga in their own image has been erased and forgotten.

Contrary to the common North American perception, asana yoga has historically been very much — generally exclusively, in fact — a man thing. Only in the last 40 years has that changed through the joint efforts of women determined to gain access to this once-male only study and men like B.K.S. Iyengar, who rebelled against the common practice of excluding and subordinating women.

The effect has been a phenomenal yoga revolution whereby women in yoga managed to completely change its image from quintessentially male to typically female in major areas of the world. Women’s staggering success in this incredible feat is surpassed only by the silence surrounding it.

Surprisingly few people know about this incredible transformation that has taken place during many of our own lifetimes. It’s a metamorphosis that deserves far more recognition and celebration. What better day to celebrate women in yoga than today, International Women’s Day?

Image credit: Tracee Stanley Yoga

contributing author: Che Nolan