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Perfect Rest: Yoga for Insomnia, Part Two

posted by Charlotte Bell on February 4, 2012 |

yoga for insomniaPerfect Rest:  Yoga for Insomnia, Part Two Last week I posted the first of a three-part series on dealing with insomnia. Part One talks about some of the reasons why we can’t sleep, especially the infamous monkey mind. Today’s installment talks about strategies for helping you wind down, some of the daily life culprits that can interfere with sleep, and what to avoid as you prepare for sleep. According to

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Are You a Yoga Show Off?

posted by Charlotte Bell on February 1, 2012 |

non-competitive yogaWalking Your Talk:  Teaching Non-Competitive Yoga One of the things I really loved about yoga practice from the get-go was the fact that it is not meant to be competitive. My early teachers were all quick to emphasize that comparing yourself to your neighbors is not helpful. As a decidedly Type B introvert, I found this to be a relief. We Type B introverts do not always fare well in

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Is Owning a Yoga Studio Your Dream?

posted by Barbara Denowh on January 31, 2012 |

yoga studioOpening a Yoga Studio:  An Adventure For the first year of my little studio, things were totally up in the air. I sublet and it was month to month. I never had any idea what the next month would hold. And while it wasn’t ideal, it was a start. Of course having a yoga studio was on that dream list—10 or 20 years down the road. After time to save

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Enriching Lives through Homeless Volunteer Work

posted by Charlotte Bell on January 30, 2012 |

homeless volunteer workHomeless Volunteer Work:  Generosity that Makes a Difference From now through the end of March, a percentage of Hugger Mugger’s net sales will go to The Road Home. This week’s post focuses on how our Salt Lake yoga community can enrich people’s lives through homeless volunteer work. I taught yoga at Salt Lake’s First Unitarian Church for 25 years. For the last 20 of those years, I gladly shared my

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Yoga Injuries Part III: Practicing in the Yoga Tradition

posted by Charlotte Bell on January 18, 2012 |

yoga-injuriesTraditional Tools for Preventing Yoga Injuries Yesterday, I wrote about the issues inherent in dropping one component of a larger system of practice into a culture with a vastly different mindset. If you’d like to catch up on this discussion, you can read the post here. Today I’d like to talk about how Western yoga might look different if we approached practice from the perspective of its original intentions. Traditionally,

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Yoga Injuries Part II: Eastern Practice Meets the Western Mind

posted by Charlotte Bell on January 17, 2012 |

yoga injuriesYoga Injuries II:  What Happens when an Ancient Eastern Practice Meets Modern Western Sensibilities? While much of the yoga blogosphere has moved on from the yoga injury discussion of last week, the issue is still percolating for me—probably because I’ve been thinking about this a good, long while. Last week I wrote a post that posed the question of whether the root cause of the rise in yoga injuries might

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Shelter from the Storm: How You Can Help

posted by Charlotte Bell on January 16, 2012 |

the road homeHow You Can Help The Road Home Keep Families Warm this Winter As I write this morning, light snow is floating down from the sky. The inch-thick dusting has made the streets and sidewalks quite slick. Earlier this morning I took my car to the shop for some minor maintenance. Since the garage is 1/2 mile from my house I can easily drop my car off, walk home and walk

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The Road Home: Shelter for All

posted by Charlotte Bell on January 12, 2012 |

the road homeHugger Mugger Benefits Salt Lake’s Homeless through The Road Home Less than a block from one of Salt Lake’s premiere piano studios and a luxury rug gallery, about two dozen men mill about an empty lot adjoining Catholic Community Services. The weather is kind on this crisp January afternoon—clear, blue sky dotted with a few friendly clouds. In a few hours, women and children will join the men, lining up

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Use Your Fear

posted by Crystal Griffiths on January 10, 2012 |

use your fearDon’t Fear Your Fear—Use Your Fear! The way you see the world changes after you start to become who you truly are. Seeking stops. Needing stops. You start to simply just be. A veil of unconsciousness is lifted and you begin to see clearly why things didn’t work out the way they did in the past. You see that if you have gotten what you thought you wanted it would

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Youch! Yoga Injuries: How Not to Wreck Your Body

posted by Charlotte Bell on January 9, 2012 |

yoga injuriesThe New York Times Takes on Yoga Injuries Last week’s New York Times article titled “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body” made quite a splash in the yoga blogosphere. And the waves are still rippling out. Today, Cyndi Lee of OM Yoga asked her Facebook friends to share their thoughts on the article and has already amassed a huge number of comments. As a practitioner who’s just passed my 30-year

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