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Courage to Change the Things I Can 12 step recovery beginners yoga recovery serenity prayer wisdom yoga and twelve step recovery Jan 09, 2023

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In November I started teaching yoga twice a week at a local charter high school called Harmony Academy. 

I was contacted to teach yoga to the students for their PE period.

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Integration for the New Year 12 step recovery baptiste yoga beginners yoga integration recovery vinyasa yoga yoga yoga and twelve step recovery Jan 02, 2023

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One major change that occurred for me in 2022 was finding sobriety.

As of writing this, I have 137 days weed and alcohol free.

On New Year's Eve I had the honor of being the...

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...that's when I hit the wall (a story about balance) balance baptiste yoga beginners yoga effort what is yoga whole yoga is hard yoga pose Dec 12, 2022

I’ll never forget the time I was in a hard af hot yoga class with a challenging teacher.

I was holding a crescent lunge twist and the teacher kept encouraging us to go deeper.

I was deep...

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Savasana as a Revolutionary Act 12 step recovery baptiste yoga beginners yoga savasana yoga and twelve step recovery Nov 21, 2022

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Early on in my yoga practice a discussion about savasana had come up one day while at the yoga studio. I said to the person with whom I was speaking that “I’m not...

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J.A.D.E.--Justify, Argue, Defend, Explain 12 step recovery baptiste yoga beginners yoga recovery yoga and twelve step recovery Nov 14, 2022

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If you listen to my weekly podcast, you know that I love a good acronym! Acronyms are a type of mnemonic device that can help increase your ability to recall and retain...

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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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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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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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