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February 2016 BiblYOphile Yoga Book Club

BiblYOphile Yoga Book Club – February book – Hellbent by Benjamin Lorr HELL-BENT explores a world at the extremes of American yoga. Benjamin Lorr walked into his first yoga studio on a whim and quickly found the yoga reinventing his life. He was studying Bikram Yoga (or “hot yoga”) when a run-in with a master […]

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Jan 2016 Yoga Book Club – The Goddess Pose

  For our January Yoga Book Club selection, we’ll read The Goddess Pose by New York Times best-selling author Michelle Goldberg, where she traces the life of the incredible woman, Russian born Indra Devi, who brought yoga to the West—and in so doing paints a sweeping picture of the twentieth century.  Born into the minor […]

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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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The Perfect Yoga Sutra for Fall

Fall presents many opportunities to reinforce the yoga sutras in our practice. Harvesting fall honey last month got me pondering the opportunities for personally practicing the tenets of aparigraha* and got me thinking about how I might want to broach the subject with my students in classes. As a beekeeper, it’s important I manage my […]

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October Farm and Garden Kids Yoga

halloween yoga

In the spirit of harvest time we did farm and garden yoga this month at the Gulfport Public Library.  We started with bee breath (Brahmari pranayama) and then moved into beneficial bug poses, finishing the series with pesticide induced dead bug pose.  We explored poses named after farm animals, did a farmer and farm dog […]

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Aqua Kriya Yoga Teacher Training

I had a wonderful time at Aqua Kriya Yoga teacher training in Dallas last weekend! The first morning we jumped in the pool immediately to get in and out of the water before regular class times started.  That made it a very experiential class because we didn’t have any theory or background filtering our experience.  […]

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September Glow Stick Kids Yoga Recap

  Thanks to everyone who came out for Glow Stick kids yoga at the library this week!  We showed our love for the sun and the moon with equal salutations, played sun light moon light (like red light/green light with yoga), and camped out in glow Savasana.  Our literary work this week was poetry by […]

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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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August Kids Yoga Recap

With the return of Gulfport Library’s Science Club we did anatomy focused kids yoga this month.  We focused on bones in star poses, created yoga poses and sang bone songs.  We concluded class with a Shel Silverstein poem.  Be sure and join us on Sept. 22nd to celebrate the equinox with glow stick yoga.  Check […]

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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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The Discipline of Bees

I did my monthly hive check today.  Both my hives seemed healthy and pest free which is how you want them to start summer.  Today was the day I allotted to do it, so time wise I had to get it done, but they were a bit unhappy with me opening the lids.  It’s been […]

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