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Understanding Stress & The Vagus Nerve

August 10, 2020

  Understanding Stress & The Vagus Nerve Emotional and Physical wellbeing are intimately linked. If we are in chronic pain, it can be hard to be joyful, happy, and interested in connecting with others. Conversely, if we are well-rested, well-fed, and in good physical shape, we feel good and want to be socially active. It …

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10 Practices To Cultivate Hope

March 18, 2020

10 Practices To Cultivate Hope We are entering a space between stories. A space where it is important to practice cultivating hope. Something hurts in there. Can you feel it?   We are one earth, one tribe, one people, and we are all in this together. We all go through times in life that challenge …

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4 Practices To Create Calm During The Coronavirus Pandemic

March 17, 2020

4 Practices To Create Calm During The Coronavirus Pandemic We are being forced to hit the “pause” button as the unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic is unfolding. The situation is inconvenient, and it is scary. Uncertainty about finances and health is causing stress levels to rise. In the long run, the unknown can take a toll on …

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The Coronavirus: 8 Ways To Enhance Your Immunity

March 3, 2020

  As the world’s scientists and leaders work to contain this new Coronavirus strain, develop a vaccine, and discover other treatments and measures, the Coronavirus outbreak is likely to continue to spread. There is a lot that is unknown at this point. More people are feeling unsafe and experiencing a heightened stress level.  As a health …

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The Benefits of Practicing Yoga Outdoors

February 25, 2020

  Yoga is about being present in the moment and being part of all that is.  Being in nature helps us to make that connection. The benefits of practicing yoga outdoors are many. Whether in the mountains, at the beach, or even your backyard, the benefits of practicing yoga outdoors include bringing new elements and …

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How Yoga Helps Balance The Body’s Stress Response How Yoga Helps Balance The Body’s Stress Response

January 27, 2019

We are becoming more and more overstressed as a society as the pressures of our modern life keep mounting. How can yoga help balance your body’s stress response and help you find serenity?

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A Gentle Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) Series

September 27, 2018

This Sun Salutation series builds strength and flexibility. A single round consists of two complete sequences – one for each side (right and left).

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Incorporate Mindfulness Into Your Life With These 3 Steps

February 5, 2018

Mind-body practices are becoming mainstream, and the practice of mindfulness is having its moment. By now you have probably heard about mindfulness. But what exactly does it mean to be mindful and how will this practice help you to live a better life? Simply put, mindfulness is a way of relating to yourself and the …

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What If How You Do Yoga Is How You Do Life? 6 Questions To Consider

September 2, 2017

A yoga teacher once said to me, “how you do yoga is how you do life.” That statement has stuck with me ever since. Yoga is a microcosm of the macrocosm of our lives, and a yoga practice is filled with wisdom for those who will hear. Once you hear and bring into consciousness your …

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Reconnecting With Myself

April 25, 2017

I am so excited to be a founding contributor for a new transformative on-line wellness space and sisterhood called Noteworthy by Aura Cacia Aromatherapy; which also happens to be one of my favorite brands! I am passionate about helping others find their best self and live their best life. Noteworthy is a perfect opportunity to …

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4 Ways To Uncover And Connect With Your Authentic Self

August 2, 2016

For many years I lived outside of my body, denying that there was an inside. Staying busy every second with the inconsequential stuff one can come up with to keep the focus outside. I didn’t realize that my body was a multilayered canvas, as I stayed unconnected to my thoughts, instincts, and desires. Our body …

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A Yoga Sequence To Find Inner Strength, Stat

July 26, 2016

My latest is up at mindbodygreen!  I recently had the opportunity to visit Sedona, Arizona where I was able to practice yoga every day and capture this yoga sequence geared toward grounding and exploring your inner warrior. Sometimes life can get overwhelming and we feel as though we have lost our ability to focus, connect, …

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5 Ways I Overcame An Infertility Diagnosis

November 14, 2015

Infertility is a sensitive topic and my heart goes out to anyone who has struggled with this issue.  I remember the depth of pain in hearing someone tell me that it just wasn’t going to happen.  I remember the heart breaking ups and downs that went along with the journey.   Our stories may all …

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3 Breathing Practices That Bring Balance, Calm, and Focus to Body and Mind, Part 3

July 24, 2015

In part one of this series we covered the importance of the breath in providing prana or vital energy to the physical and subtle layers of the body.  Flowing through nadi’s or energy channels throughout the body and through energy centers known as chakra’s the quality of the breath sets the tone for the state …

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The Only Yoga Pose You Need For Great Sleep

July 2, 2015

It turns out that if you lie in bed at night and stare at the ceiling you have plenty of company. Recent statistics show that more than 30% of the population suffers from insomnia and approximately 10 million people in the U.S. use prescription sleep aids.  Studies show that yoga can help with sleep. A regular …

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1 Simple Yoga Pose to Open Your Heart Space and Energize Your Body and Mind

March 25, 2015

Too much time at the keyboard, behind the wheel, and too much stress in our lives can cause our bodies to become closed and tight, especially in the chest.    Heart opening yoga poses can help keep your shoulders lifted and your heart space open.  There are many different heart opening yoga poses offering gentle and deep …

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8 Ways Yoga Helps Mature Adults Age More Gracefully

March 16, 2015

My latest article up at MindBodyGreen.  Click here to go to the article and find out how yoga can help you age more gracefully – and who doesn’t want to do that? Love and Light, Hope

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Finding Your Authentic Self – One Day Yoga Retreat

March 2, 2015

A one day retreat is an opportunity to be transported, awakened, and transformed. It is a precious period of time devoted to the purpose of rejuvenation and inner discovery. Yoga is about opening the heart.  It is about treating ourselves well.  It is about balance.  A one day retreat can help with all three of …

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Hope’s Yoga Chosen Reader’s Choice – Best Of Atlanta 2014 By Atlanta Magazine

November 18, 2014

I am so humbled to say that Hope’s Yoga has been chosen by Atlanta Magazine (based on voting by you) as the Reader’s Choice – Best Of Atlanta for Yoga Outside the Perimeter for 2014!  The “2014 Best of Atlanta” issue of Atlanta Magazine will be out this week and the listing will also be on their website.  Yoga …

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7 Common Excuses For Not Practicing Yoga

November 6, 2014

My latest is up at MindBodyGreen — 7 Common Reasons for Not Practicing Yoga! You may recall using some of these yourself (especially # 3) and/or you may have heard many of them from those around you. Number 1 was my “go-to” before I ever got on the mat.  Please take a moment to read and share! Did …

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