Ways to Nourish Yourself Simply

We come to the yoga mat in search of wellness and repair, and what we discover is so much more. Yoga is a gateway to knowing ourselves deeply and to understanding how to offer ourselves support and healing. Self-care is an essential piece of yoga practice and one that is…

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Lake swimming

I love lake swimming Back in manitoba, I would swim in Lake Winnipeg from my quiet beach everyday of the short swimming season that I could. When the lake was glassy and still and when the lake had waves like the ocean. I loved it all and everyday was a different…

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Sweet Dreams

This elegant little technique will put you to sleep and will help you sleep more peacefully. It uses an effortless 2-to-1 breath. Pay close attention to your breath. There shouldn’t be any pauses, jerks, or shakiness. Eliminate even the pause between the inhalation and exhalation. Get into bed and take:…

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Dreamy Down Dog

Dreamy Down Dog Written by Shiva Rea How can you find comfort or joy in Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)? If you struggle with Down Dog, be compassionate and patient with yourself; you are not the first person with tight hamstrings or weak arms. On the other hand, be diligent.…

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Hairy legs and all

I have recently resisted shaving or waxing my leg hairs off. I have always waxed, occasionally shaved. I have given into the shame of stubble and have often uttered the phrase, “Yikes, I have to wax!” But why? Why are natural parts of ourselves so offensive? This hit me hard…

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