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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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Thai Massage and Yoga: Match made in Heaven

Thai Massage and Yoga: Match made in Heaven By: Jessica Proulx Anyone who has started a yoga practice will rave about its benefits: the increased range of motion, the increased strength, the mindfulness associated with the moving meditation and breath, and so on and on and on and on. And, likewise, we hear the same from those that have given themselves the gift of regular massage. The mind body connection of these practices leaves you

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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 Retreat

Sometimes you just need to Yoga Retreat by: Jessica Proulx It’s Wednesday morning and I woke up at 4:55am, 5 minutes before my dreaded alarm, and stayed securely fastened under my warm blankets listening to the rain until I found the will to drag myself out of bed. I got up, went through my morning routine, before throwing on a rain coat and heading into the darkness and late winter chill. When I drove up

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