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Afternoon Eco-Retreat at Ecotopia Hot Springs on 11/11

Afternoon Eco-Retreat with Forest Bathing Club & YogaRejuvenation at Ecotopia Hot Springs ~ On the afternoon of November 11, YogaRejuvenation teams up with Marin-based Forest Bathing Club  for a magical afternoon eco-retreat. We will soak in private hot springs, frolic

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Moving Through Injury

It’s very natural to run from pain. The human condition is to seek that which feels good, and repel that which feels bad. There is a common misconception in today’s commercialized Yoga climate that Yoga is supposed to take away

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Acknowledge Death, Cherish Life

Most of us live our busy lives forgetting the simple fact that at some point, we will die. We live in a constant state of denial, in which we have subconsciously and willfully pushed this reality out of our minds.

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Yoga: A life-long journey

No matter what age we are — we must resist the temptation to assume that we are fixed, static, and unchangeable. We are in fact in a constant state of flux; we are not the same from one moment to

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Strength, Steadiness, and Stability

This morning in class at Mission Ashtanga in San Francisco, I overheard Devorah say to a student, “Conserve your energy. Don’t do more than what is asked in the pose, because a lot is being asked of you.” It struck

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The Ashtanga Yoga System

The traditional practice of Ashtanga Yoga emphasizes steady, fluid breathing, which is coordinated with specific movements, called Vinyasas. Each inhale and exhale is choreographed within this set series, and does not deviate from the sequence. Similar to a martial arts

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Practicing With Gratitude

Today on my mat, it came to me in a flash that I take my practice — and myself — way too seriously. I’ve wrestled in my life with being what you might call a “type A” achiever. From an

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We are malleable

“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished,” says Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert. “The person you are right now is as transient, as fleeting, and as temporary as all the people you’ve ever been.”  Gilbert refers to

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Smile-asana

Next time you step onto your mat, try this experiment. Make the focus of your practice the art of “Smile-asana”: in which the outer edges of the lips curl upward, the eyes relax half-open and half-closed, the wrinkles of the

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Sunday Cooking Fest

On Sundays, I go to the local Farmer’s Market here in Hollywood and when I come back, I wash my veggies and prep my meal plans for the week. I usually make several side dishes that will keep well in

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