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The Harm and Myth of Detox Talk in Yoga Nov 29, 2022

I am uncomfortable with the popular yoga teacher–ism or adage to “detox” the body with rigorous movement, twisting, or strenuous yoga practice following a holiday meal.

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How to modify a sun salutation with cat/cow baptiste yoga beginners yoga vinyasa yoga what is a sun salutation Oct 26, 2022

Yoga teachers like to tell their students that yoga is a 5,000 year old practice. This is common folklore to hear around the American yoga studio. Historical evidence tells us that yoga dates back...

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Guided Self-Compassion Meditation meditation meditation for beginners self acceptance self compassion Oct 19, 2022

This is a 10 minute self-compassion meditation. We direct a set of short, simple phrases to ourselves to cultivate a sense of self-compassion. May I be safe, may I be happy, may I be kind to...

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What is vinyasa flow yoga? baptiste yoga beginners yoga vinyasa yoga yoga for beginners Oct 12, 2022

What is vinyasa yoga, flow yoga, or vinyasa flow yoga? These are all things you might see on any yoga studio schedule in America. Sometimes, reading a yoga studio schedule can feel like a mystery....

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What is downward facing dog? baptiste yoga beginners yoga downward facing dog yoga and twelve step recovery yoga for beginners yoga pose Oct 05, 2022

 Downward facing dog is a capstone pose. We take this pose so frequently in yoga practice, returning to it over and over again. If you practice in the style of vinyasa yoga, which is what I...

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Why I do yoga--reason #2 addiction baptiste yoga codependency sensation why yoga Sep 28, 2022

I do yoga for many reasons, but today I want to share about yoga and sensation. The practice of yoga teaches me how to feel sensations in my body. This may sound simple, and really, it is. As a...

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Can yoga help with weight loss? baptiste yoga beginners yoga what is yoga yoga for weight loss Sep 21, 2022

Can yoga help with weight loss? This is a question that I’ve been asked many times before and the short answer to this question is ‘yes.’ I lost 150 pounds to be exact. Back in...

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What is Drishti? baptiste yoga beginners yoga what is drishti what is yoga why yoga yoga for beginners Sep 14, 2022

Drishti is a Sanskrit term that refers to a ‘focused gaze.’ Drishti comes from the Sanskrit root verb ‘dṛṣ’ which means “to see.” Drishti is an important...

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Breath of Joy Pranayama Practice beginners meditation beginners yoga breath practice pranayama Sep 06, 2022

There is so much important work happening for our bodies when we do yoga. Practicing the actual yoga postures is one thing, but breathing consciously while we do them is arguably even more crucial....

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Why I do yoga--reason #1 12 step recovery baptiste yoga beginners yoga why yoga yoga yoga practice Aug 31, 2022

Over the years I have cultivated a yoga practice that I feel proud to call my own. It has taken different twists and turns, but most importantly, it’s consistent. Consistency is key when it...

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What is child's Pose? (with modifications) baptiste yoga beginners yoga breath child's pose help listening modification variation Aug 23, 2022

 

The meme became very popular around the internet a couple years ago. Honestly, it gives me a pretty good laugh, because it’s true. You can take child’s pose anytime you need...

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What is Yoga of Twelve Step Recovery (Y12SR)? beginners meditation breath step eleven yoga and twelve step recovery yoga practice Aug 16, 2022

 Yoga of Twelve Step Recovery is a method coined by Nikki Myers. In order to lead Y12SR meetings, one may become a certified Y12SR space holder by attending Nikki’s two day leadership...

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