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Category Archives for Yoga Writings

I’ve Been Featured on an RA blog

  I was the featured RA patient this week on the blog From This Point Forward and their feature, Facing Forward .  Facing Forward is a series that shares the lives of people living with arthritis and other invisible chronic illnesses. The goal of the series is to see how we are similar and how […]

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An Awesome New Yoga Job at YFA

  I got a new job!  An official yoga job.  I’m the new Program Director at Yoga for Arthritis. I’m excited to join an organization who’s mission I’m so passionate about. I hope to help expand their reach with all their audiences, build new partnerships in the yoga and arthritis communities, and personally network.   […]

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Chair Yoga for Lupus or Arthritis

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Today I did a chair yoga class for lupus or arthritis at the Gulfport lupus seminar.  Here’s a clip from the class where I discussed the benefits of yoga in general and what yoga has to offer yogis with rheumatic conditions.  I gave examples such as how yoga helps overcome […]

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Yoga Sutra Journaling III.10 Tranquility

My sutra for classes this month is III.10 “The restraint of rising impressions brings about an undisturbed flow of tranquility.”  We’ve talked a lot about not responding to, or slowing down the internal negative thought stream we all face.  Tranquility can be a state we achieve with a little mental space or peace and quiet.  […]

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Issues with Essential Oils

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  Sometimes I feel like the only yoga teacher on the planet who doesn’t sell essential oils.  It feels like there was some mandatory association started somewhere and I missed the membership application.   In reality though, I choose to not associate myself with essential oils because of the populations I work with and the […]

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Yogi Mother’s Day

    A happy yogi Mother’s Day to all the mamas!  This is a picture of my grandmother holding my mom.  My grandmother passed some years ago and I miss her of course.  I think she was my biggest fan.  Last time I painted my house I was struggling with what colors I should use. […]

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20 Ways I Make Yoga Accessible

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  I use the phrase making yoga accessible multiple times on my website.  When you hear the phrase making yoga accessible you might think of helping people in wheelchairs to do yoga.  While I certainly do that in my classes at assisted living facilities, the idea is really much broader.  It’s about making yoga work […]

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Building Resilience With Yoga

  Resilience is about our ability to successfully adapt to stress and adversity.  Of course we all face challenges in our life.  Some we may handle with grace, and some cause us to cower and fail.  It is a life skill that each new curve ball presents us with an opportunity to practice.  Building resilience […]

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Meeting The World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher

On Friday, I had the chance to meet and take a yoga class with Tao Porchon-Lynch, the Guinness record holder for the world’s oldest yoga teacher at 97.   She was a lovely woman.  I can only hope that a diligent yoga practice will allow me to age with such grace and dignity.  She says, […]

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Yoga for Hyperthyroidism

A paper recently reported on Helios.com concludes that Lupus patients are more likely to have thyroid dysfunction than healthy adults.  Personally, I’ve had trouble in this area this year.  I’ve moved into the realm of subclinical hyperthyroidism and have thyroid nodules.  Even though that is supposed to be a condition you can’t feel, personally it […]

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Building Resilience in Spite of Vacillation

Over the last several years I’ve done a lot of reading on chronic disease management and resilience.  The goal of all that reading is to gain better tools for how to deal with the mental aspects of my health problems.  Being diagnosed with an incurable disease that only seems to get worse despite ones best […]

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Yoga for Arthritis Training at Yogaville

  I had such a great time at the Yoga for Arthritis training at Yogaville I’m calling this my first trip. The training covered modifying classes to fit all abilities, yoga for arthritis research, and anatomy.  The group of trainees was really collegial and everyone brought unique contributions to the sessions.  All three trainers had […]

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