AYB BLOG


July News from AYB

Greetings from Ann Arbor. I landed late last night in my Chevy Spark rental, windows down, podcasts blaring. Lo and behold the place I’ve rented is a frat house in moderate occupation.

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Dipping Below the Waves

Leaking energy is a thing and it may leave you feeling drained and exhausted during the day. Perhaps you want and need to slow down but just don’t know how, feel you can’t, or don’t see the value.

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My First Yoga Class

One of my first yoga classes was at a women’s fitness gym called Lucille Roberts in midtown Manhattan circa 2004. The class was held in a brightly lit room surrounded by mirrors, ellipticals, and stationary bikes.

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Yoga and Travel

Practicing alone takes courage. You have to believe in your intuition and give space for amendments when things aren’t like they were before. Uncontrolled temperature freaks me out and I LOVE to smell incense upon my first sun A stretch.

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Quiet Your Mind by Strengthening your Body

Fight, flight or freeze. I felt it when the adrenaline would gush into my blood and smooth thoughts turned jagged and edgy. Everything was a threat. The panic attacks would start with something as silly as contemplating the loss of my purse on the subway.

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Working with Injury

Today I watched a student navigate her practice with a wrist brace and a smile. “I had no idea you could back-bend using your fist!” She exclaimed with joy!

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5 reasons to get to your mysore yoga class:

My student said to me as she looked back with a half smile. Truer words were never spoken. Obstacles will always be there but the second you lay down and rest after practice, no matter what, you’ll be happy you came.

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Happy Spring

So, moon days this month are all on Sundays. This means we’ve got a big month ahead of us. Sweet! If you need extra rest its really nice to take a day around the moon day. If not, plug away. I’ll be right there with you!

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AYB March Newsletter

March 14th marks my 33rd trip around the sun! I’ll be taking the last week of March to visit my dad, brother, and my stepmother in Oregon. Before that, I’ll head to D.C for a few days to see my good friend Maggie at her shala in Arlington, VA…

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