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A HUGE SLICE OF HUMBLE PIE

NICA HECHANOVA DE ERQUIAGA
Perspective of a Yogi
November 19, 2017

When I was new to the yoga practice, I was in it because I was attracted first and foremost to the physical aspect of it. I fell in love with Vinyasa flow and my body appreciated the movement and physical demands. I was (and still am) enamored by the way yogis moved into difficult arm balances, inversions and…


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YOUR FIRST YOGA CLASS: WHAT TO BRING

ANNA ERCILLA
Yoga Faqs
November 19, 2017

Perhaps you were gifted a free class pass, or a friend managed to convince you to come to a session with her favorite teacher, or you’ve just made this awesome decision to sign up at the studio near you—you’re finally going to your first yoga class! You’ve picked out a great beginners’ class, you’ve set aside time in your…


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MY JOURNEY TO PINCHA

CIARA LEDESMA
Perspective of a Yogi
July 14, 2017

I have been consistently practicing yoga for 3 years. I consider myself to have a strong practice despite being unable to do a lot of poses. Pincha Mayurasana (forearm stand) became a symbol for my personal practice which was an uphill climb given my body type. A simple pose for a lot of yogis but it was my…


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PATIENCE AND AVOCADOS

PETE GUINNOSSO
Inspire
May 19, 2017

A little over a decade ago, I planted an avocado tree in my garden from a tiny pit.  And then I waited. And waited.  I mulched. I cleared the soil. I cut back the leaves and gave it room. I kept waiting. I waited for nine years. And last year, finally, we harvested five avocadoes. A few weeks…


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GET TO KNOW YOURSELF – SHOW UP FOR PRACTICE

JOAN HYMAN
Inspire
March 17, 2017

  A lot of people are first drawn to the practice, because of the fulfilling physicality of asana. You work your body and clear your mind as you move from pose to pose, always trying to ground yourself through the steadiness of your breath, and at the end of it, you enjoy the exquisite release and quiet of…