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Weekly wisdom from Doreen Virtue

“Letting go and letting God…” Amen, Doreen!

In my class today, we played with all of the new-ness that’s happening right now. Today is Chinese New Year as well as new moon. And over the weekend, a very dear friend of mine gave birth to her first child. Inspired by this ‘seedling’ energy- all of these new beginnings that are sprouting up, we used our practice to clear and release the ‘old’ in order to make room for the ‘new’.

Manifesting. Co-creating. Planting our intentions and watching them grow.

Doreen’s reading with the Mermaids and Dolphins oracle cards this week. Check it out…

Good news!

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Yoga this week!!

This Monday is the first new moon of 2012, and I will be teaching at 10am. This week, I will be slowing things down for a more gentle, restorative practice to nurture the seeds of all you wish to manifest in 2012. Join us!

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Yoga for your immune system

So, the munchkin completed his first full week of school with flying colors… and a snotty nose. As I was meditating on my class this week, I was simultaneously wrestling with a tickly, pre-sickness throat. Hence, I decided that this week’s class should focus on poses to support the immune system.

Here are a few poses you could try at home any time to bolster your immune health:

Simhasana (lion pose): This pose activates the tonsils and the lymph nodes in the throat. I’ve heard that it is possible to squash an oncoming bout of the sniffles if you practice this pose when you first feel ‘that tickle’ in your throat.

Bhujangasana (cobra pose): This pose, and any other upper back bends that open the chest and heart center, activate the thymus gland.

Namaskar Parsvakonasana (prayer twist): This twist puts pressure on the lymph nodes in the armpits.

Viparita Karani (legs-up-the-wall pose): All inversions work wonders on the immune system. Getting the heart and the feet above the head encourages blood and lymphatic fluid to circulate and rejuvenate the cells. I chose this very gentle inversion for class today… because, honestly, who wants to do a handstand with a snotty nose??

Supta Baddha Konasana (reclining bound angle pose): Hip openers, like this one, work on the lymph nodes and activate the spleen. I chose a supported, restorative version of this pose for class today so that we could comfortably remain in the pose longer while it worked its magic.

If you’re feeling a little under the weather, or if you feel as if you’re headed in that direction, give these poses a try. Also, remember that nasal cleansing with a neti pot can clear illness-inducing bacteria from the nasal passages and breathing exercises (pranayama) can improve the health of the nose, throat, and lungs. And everyone has their personal favorite healing recipes… one of my students was on her way home today to enjoy a bowl of chicken soup.

And for the cherry on top of the healing goodness? Ask for help from the Angels. I closed today’s practice with a guided meditation during savasana. I asked my students to visualize themselves surrounded by the emerald green light of Archangel Raphael (the Archangel of physical healing) and to allow that healing light to penetrate into any areas of their body that needed it.

Love, light… and a little luck! ♥

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Yoga this week!!

I will be teaching my class at its new regular time (10am) on Monday. I know some of you will have the day off in observance of MLK day, so please join us! Let’s get this party started… right.

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Yoga this week!!

My little man has officially started school, so I’m switching my weekly class to Monday at 10am- beginning tomorrow! I’m not sure I’ll remember how to teach without a wild little animal running in and out of the class, but let’s just see how it goes… 😉

Hope to see you there!

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Yoga this week!!

Aaaaand… we’re back. School’s in, yoga lovers. I’ll be teaching this week on Wednesday.

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Yoga this week!!

Holy cow! It’s that time of year again… I’ll be teaching this week on Wednesday. Join me for this special class the day before the Winter Solstice.

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Yoga this week!

I’ll be teaching on Wednesday at 10am this week. And you are invited. Good times!

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Yoga help for the holidays

I. Love. Synchronicity.

I’m preparing my class for tomorrow. It’s my birthday, and I get to teach. It’s a gift that I couldn’t have imagined receiving just one year ago. It was about this time one year ago that I sat down and made a list of intentions for the coming year. I wrote them down, said my prayers, and watched things fall into place in such a miraculous way. High on the list… finally get certified to teach yoga. And here I am, one year later, preparing the class I will teach on my birthday.

In gratitude for this wonderful blessing, I wanted to put together a class that honors where I am in my life today while also honoring my students and the spirit of this special season.

We are now 6 days into the 40-day Global Sadhana honoring the Divine Feminine. I am loving connecting with the energy this global community is generating. Each day, I am doing my humble part by finding ways to honor and connect with Mother Earth.

It has been such a powerful practice for me that I wanted to bring that energy into my class this week. The root chakra (muladhara) seemed like a logical place to start. It is the center of physical experience, and its element is earth (its associated shape is the square, which represents the Earth itself).

And then… voilà! This article not only details kundalini practices for developing the root chakra, but also addresses the importance of balancing muladhara during the holiday season.

Thank you, Shakti! Thank you, Ma! I can’t wait to see you at all of my celebrations this year! ♥

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Yoga this week

December is here!! This week, I’ll be teaching on Wednesday– my birthday! Such an awesome gift… you know I’m going to make it a special one. Come join the party!

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