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How to stay grounded during vata season

How to stay grounded during vata season

Autumn is here: the season of falling leaves, grey skies and pumpkin spice. The autumn season is, like spring, a time of transition. As the days get colder and the leaves are slowly turning all kinds of yellow, red and brown, we are officially saying goodbye to the...

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10 reasons to do yoga

10 reasons to do yoga

When I tell people I am a yoga teacher, I often get the same reply: "I would love to do yoga, but I'm not flexible enough." Even though this always makes me laugh (it's the equivalent of saying you don't want to shower, because you're not clean enough), I do...

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Yoga teacher training: intensive vs. long course

Yoga teacher training: intensive vs. long course

These days yoga teacher trainings are so ubiquitous that it's hard to imagine that for most of history, yoga that was transmitted directly from teacher to student and was only practised by religious ascetics. Women were not allowed to study or even practice yoga. It...

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Yoga teacher training: intensive vs. long course

Yoga teacher training: intensive vs. long course

These days yoga teacher trainings are so ubiquitous that it's hard to imagine that for most of history, yoga that was transmitted directly from teacher to student and was only practised by religious ascetics. Women were not allowed to study or even practice yoga. It...

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How and why I became a yoga teacher

How and why I became a yoga teacher

When you really think about it, it makes a lot of sense that I am a yoga teacher. I have been consistently practicing yoga since 2012 and meditate daily. My house smells like incense and I have a little Ganesha statue tucked away somewhere behind my collection of...

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10 ways to practice self-care

10 ways to practice self-care

Self-care may seem like a pretty straightforward thing – just throw in some face masks and you’re good to go – but a few years ago I have come to understand that practicing true self-care is a skill I didn’t quite master. Most of the time I have gone from one extreme...

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7 ways to deal with anxiety

7 ways to deal with anxiety

Some time ago, I set the intention to "fall in love with fear". From the onset I knew that transforming my relationship to fear was easier said than done. At the point of writing my intentions, my panic attacks were still a regular occurrence. When your relationship...

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Charting your menstrual cycle

Charting your menstrual cycle

Before I quit hormonal birth control, I knew pretty much nothing, if anything, about the inner workings of my body. I'd been on the pill ever since I was 15, and the only thing I knew about my menstrual cycle was that it involved blood, cramps and the risk of getting...

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