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Being Alone Ain’t So Lonely

Being Alone Ain’t So Lonely By: Jessica Proulx Loneliness, like any form of pain can be unwelcome and uncomfortable. It is easy to sink into despair when there is a sense of emptiness. But, what if that emptiness was merely space to add something new? What if emptiness became a tool of exploration rather than a precursor to malaise? In these times of discomfort we can, if willing, open up to what we are really

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Dirga Vs. Durga

Dirga Vs. Durga A Common Yoga Mispronunciation Often times when I attend yoga classes, or teach yoga teacher training, I hear a very common mispronunciation of two very different words; Dirga & Durga. Dirga is a word that you may hear many, many times in a hatha yoga class when referring to what we call “the three part yogic breath” or Dirga Pranayama. Dirga means complete and we use that word to describe the fullness

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Yoga Inspired

Yoga Teacher Training Leads to: “YOGA INSPIRED”   Ever since I can remember I have suffered from anxiety. As a little girl I was a constant worrier- thinking I was always sick, afraid of the doctors, afraid to sleep at my grandparents house because I was worried my grandfather would have a heart attack. I was always afraid of death and losing people close to me. I lived my life in constant panic, and it

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7 Reasons to do Yin Yoga

By: Jessica Proulx Yin Yoga is one of those “things” in the yoga practice that my students are always afraid to try. As soon as you explain it as a “practice of long holding of gentle expressions of postures” they give you the look, and you know you have just turned them off. But how else do you explain it to someone in a way that they will understand its benefits without thinking about the

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Yoga Teacher Training Fall Semester

The Om Center has announced it’s fall semester of yoga teacher training. This 200 hour yoga certification program begins in September and runs through February of 2016. Meeting every other weekend, the flexibility of this programs makes it convenient for anyone looking to deepen their yoga practice. People ask all the time- Why do yoga teacher training? The answer to that is so simple and actually it has nothing to do with being a yoga

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