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February 2019

Pushing “IT” Down And Other Ways To Self Sabotage

By Elizabeth Halliday-Reynolds Ask yourself, "Why Am I NOT Happy?" Is your answer, "I'm stressed, or I'm too busy". Count the times you say these words to yourself! And true, stress is epidemic. Stress they say is the cause of 90% of ALL diseases. So yes stress is a form of self sabotage. And guess who is actually in charge of self sabotage? Yes! You. Self sabotage means everything else comes before you do. Your heart gets trampled, your priorities take the back seat, your light gets dimmed. This Pushing it down, staying busy, everyone first, plow through, I'll rest later mindset does not fit There is a "Self Care Revolution" happening and it starts with you By now, you are saying...

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7 Questions You Might Have About Ashtanga Yoga

By Elizabeth Halliday-Reynolds and Rachel Dyer People often have questions about what it means to follow a particular "STYLE" of Yoga. Rachel and Zach Dyer teach and practice the Ashtanga style of yoga. Rachel and I started this discussion that captures some of the questions people ask. We thought you would enjoy the conversation. What is Ashtanga Yoga to you? “Ashtanga” is the method of yoga I practice. The word “ashtanga” can be broken down into the Sanskrit terms “astau,” which means eight, and “anga,” which translates to “limb.” So ashtanga yoga is eight-limbed yoga. The eight limbs are defined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: (1) yamas, or ethical guidelines for engaging in the world around us; (2) niyamas, being internal...

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Restorative Extra

Julie was reflecting how much a restorative yoga practice has helped her take life a little slower. She loves how the practice offers a reset from the fast-paced world where we feel really conflicted about taking time OFF! But let's face it, the weekends are just as busy as the work week. For many of us, there really is no end in sight to the rushing to work, to events, to activities, to commitments. It just how things are right now. And yet equally important is the fact that we want peace of mind and peace in body. We want to tame that stress response. We KNOW how damaging the pace of our life and the stress it induces is...

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