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Journey Pages, The Hugger Mugger Yoga Blog

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah Gives TLC to Thousands

posted by Charlotte Bell on March 11, 2014 |

wildlife rehabilitationWildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah Saves Lives If you live in Utah, you may have traveled to the Farmington Bay Bird Refuge in February to spend time with the 800-1,500 bald eagles that winter there every year. You’ve probably also heard about the West Nile virus outbreak that claimed 27 of these magnificent raptors this season. Or maybe you’ve been following the Willard Bay beavers, six animals—one adult and

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Garudhasana: How to Spread Your Wings

posted by Charlotte Bell on March 9, 2014 |

garudhasanaGarudhasana: How to Spread Your Wings As gods go, Garuda is gargantuan. When he was first hatched from a giant egg, the half-man, half-eagle’s monstrous size so frightened the other Hindu gods that they implored him to shrink himself, which he happily did. Who knew that even gods have size issues? Garuda is known for his ability to grow and shrink in size at will, and to appear and disappear.

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Possession

posted by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg on March 5, 2014 |

possessionPossession   Have the sun right there in the west on its own time, ready to fall away exactly when it should.   Have the cello late at night between your legs, your right arm aching as you try to press one note into another.   Have the waltz in your mind.  Have the orange in the large grey bowl, your fingers holding its scent of new light and promise.

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Are You a Yoga Visionary? Think Again

posted by Charlotte Bell on March 3, 2014 |

visionaryWhat is a Yoga Visionary Anyway? This morning Maya Devi Georg, a blogger on Brahmaloka or Bust and Yoganonymous, posed an interesting question on Facebook: “Why do some teachers never acknowledge their own teachers? They’ll refer to themselves as ‘visionaries,’ ‘philosophers’ and ‘enlightened.’ But no mention of training, education, or the teachers that helped the along the way. What is that about?” A spirited discussion has ensued. Some commenters wondered

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Neti Washing: Free Your Breath, Free Your Mind

posted by Charlotte Bell on February 26, 2014 |

neti washingNeti Washing: Free Your Breath, Free Your Mind In yoga classes, we talk a whole lot about the importance of the breath. We exhort our students to breathe deeply as they move into, hold and move out of asanas. Some types of yoga, such as Ashtanga and other forms of vinyasa, instruct practitioners how and when to move with each inhalation and exhalation. It’s arguable that this coordination of breath

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How Yoga Heals – The Girl Who Threw Up and The Woman of Light

posted by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg on February 19, 2014 |

yoga propsHow Yoga Heals – The Girl Who Threw Up and the Woman of Light The girl who threw up all the time came to it naturally. Rejecting what rejected her, she started as a baby. As per the fashion of the time, her parents left her alone in her crib to cry it out, but she never got to the end of the crying. If she held onto the bars

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Hugger Mugger Shipping Goddess Gets the Job Done

posted by Charlotte Bell on February 19, 2014 |

hugger muggerNeed a Hugger Mugger Mat ASAP? Alishia Can Do It Ask her anything. More specifically, ask her the weight of any of Hugger Mugger’s hundreds of products and she will tell you instantly to a fraction of an ounce. Standard Bolster? 5 pounds. Piccolo Eyebag? .2 pounds. Bamboo Yoga Towel? 1.5 pounds. Alishia DeHorney’s brain stores information like a computer. Alishia has headed the Hugger Mugger shipping department for almost

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What Your Savasana Can Tell You

posted by Charlotte Bell on February 18, 2014 |

savasanaWhat Your Savasana Can Tell You I’ve heard it many times, and said it many times: “Savasana is the most important pose. All the other poses we do in our asana practice prepare us for Savasana.” For most students of yoga, this is good news. For most, Savasana is a welcome respite, a chance to unwind the body and simply be. Savasana provides a window into formlessness, into universal vastness

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Snuggle Up with a Yoga Bolster!

posted by admin on February 12, 2014 |

yoga bolsterWhy Our Yoga Bolsters Feel So Good … Meet Abraham Avelar. For more than eight years now Abraham has been Hugger Mugger’s prime bolster maker. It may seem like this would be a straightforward job, but in order to create just the right balance of inner firmness and outer softness, our yoga bolsters have to be sewn and stuffed just right. Abraham has learned the techniques well, and has invented

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Yoga Heals — Most of the Time

posted by Charlotte Bell on February 10, 2014 |

yoga healsYoga Heals — Most of the Time A yoga teaching colleague recently related a story about a student at her studio who suffers from a rare neurological condition that causes tremors. Yoga, with its ability to smooth out your nervous system ought to be the perfect solution, right? In this case, not so much. The student’s condition had actually been worsening, causing suffering for herself, and distracting her fellow students.

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