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40 Days of Yoga: Day 24

From a girl who’s started many cleanses and never seen any through to the end, I’m thrilled as all-natural fruit punch to say that the 40 Days of Yoga cleanse thus far has been a blast. The cleanse is a simple or as challenging as desired. Everyone was asked to give up the six foods … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 23

Of all of the aspects of 40 Days of Yoga, the part I struggle with the most is the diet. Considering my job, you may either find that incredibly ironic or very appropriate. I practically eat for a living. Yes, it’s all incredibly healthy and balanced food, but excess is excess. Each day I reapproach … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 22

Taking a bit of a break today. Interestingly enough, I learned that this week, Week Four, is all about Restoration. How appropriate. I look forward to the day when my body doesn’t need to force me to slow down, but when I can be aware enough to slow down before it becomes necessary.

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 21

Ah, lessons. They never stop coming. Just when you think you’ve figured something out, the universe finds a way to show you there’s always more you can learn. Following my post about all the space and time I’ve found in life to balance responsibilities to my job, my family, and myself, riding that high and … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 20

Patience. Something I’ve been exploring during this week of equanimity. And something that has brought me great reward. After the gigantic realization that I tend to push myself too hard, courtesy of my injured hamstring, I learned the importance of backing off when enough is enough, and giving something the time and space it needs … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 19

As we breathe during yoga, we focus on how we can create more space in the body. We breathe space into our belly, space into our rib cage, space into our necks and shoulders, and space around our hearts. We fill all of these discovered spaces with prana, life force, so that we may have … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 18

Still on the topic of equanimity, an observation from today: I feel like there is a component of empathy involved in equanimity. That isn’t to say there’s attachment or living in the past, but there’s a deeply human component that’s stronger than sympathy. Maybe it’s about feeling the oneness of humanity, and by empathizing we … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 17

Picking right up where I last left off – a little discussion on how equanimity plays into our relationships. Although equanimity does lead to balance and awareness through an internal calm, it is not at the expense of the external world. That’s where the key word “awareness” comes in. With an equanimitous mind (yes, I’ve … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 16

My husband and I got into a very interesting conversation about equanimity following my last post. He brought up two rather intriguing points: 1 – although everything we need is within, everything we want is without, and 2 – why should we strive for being satisfied with just ourselves when it’s the relationships we build … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 15

Day 15 marks the beginning of Week Three of 40 Days of Yoga, the week of Equanimity. In a lot of ways I feel as though the concept of equanimity is difficult to explain. But in the moment when you experience it, you wonder how you might have ever lived without it. Following an inspirational … Read More

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