"Traffic" Meditation with Emilie

9/18/2017

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Try this simple 1 minute meditation to calm the nervous system and slow down your breath. It's especially effective for sitting in traffic. 

Start by bringing your attention to your breath.
Notice your breathing in, and notice that you're breathing out. 
As you inhale, say to yourself, "I am calm."
As you exhale, say to yourself, "I let go."

Continue a few more times. Watch as your breath slows down and the words get softer in your mind. 

Lions Breath to Destress

9/12/2017

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Take a short break to de-stress with this simple and fun yoga breath: Lion's Breath with Emilie Amstutz.

5 minute Yin Yoga Sequence

4/1/2017

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It only takes 5 minutes to reset your body and mind for the rest of your day. Enjoy this short Yin Yoga sequence and open to the possibilities of Spring, with Emilie Amstutz.

Post Snow Storm Moderate Practice

3/14/2017

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Warm up with a post-snow storm Moderate Yoga practice you can do at home. Stretch and strengthen your shoulders after shoveling or move your body if you've been on the couch watching the snow fall out the window.
With Emilie Amstutz

2016 GIFT GUIDE - 6 GREAT GIFTS FOR THE YOGI IN YOUR LIFE

12/12/2016

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2016 GIFT GUIDE - 6 GREAT GIFTS FOR THE YOGI IN YOUR LIFE

 (Clockwise)
1. Meddy Teddy
Move over, Elf on the Shelf...Meddy Teddy is in town! A toy intended to get children excited about yoga, this handsome fellow is a big hit in our studio with adults. This totally adorable bear can bend into almost any yoga shape, all while maintaining his calm and gentle smile. Sure to be hit for whoever is on your gift list. But careful..you may want one for yourself. www.meddyteddy.com 

2. Jade Yoga Voyager Mat 
This super light super sticky travel mat is a great option at home or on the road. Throw it on top of any studio mat to get a good grip in your downward dog pose. Or fold it up and take your yoga with you to Granma's for the holidays. Weighing only 1.5 pounds, you'll barely notice this in your suitcase or backpack. www.jadyoga.com

3. Radiant Energy Serum from Lotus Wei 
Spending a lot of time at the computer? Sore muscles? Tired from travel? Rub a little of this magical oil on. Infused with flower essences and the sweet smell of neroli and citrus, Radiant Energy helps balance energy and even hormones. We're convinced there's nothing this stuff can't fix. Try rubbing some on the back of your neck to warm up on cold winter days. www.lotuswei.com

4. Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates ad Katrina Kenison
One of yoga's great contemporary teachers Rolf Gates shares 365 short inspirations from his many years of teaching. Filled with great quotes and ideas to guide each day, this book is one your yogi will open again and again. www.rolfgates.com

5. Tea 
The quickest way to a yogi's heart is the perfect cup of tea. We love Yogi Tea's Egyptian Licorice Mint blend which warms and soothes from the inside out. A great choice for winter mornings, with an inspirational quote for every cup. www.yogiproducts.com

6. EcoVessel Thermos/Water Bottle 
What better way to keep your tea hot than with the EcoVessel insulated bottle. A thermos and water bottle in one, this triple-insulated bad boy keeps tea piping hot for up to 8 hours and cold drinks cold for up to 36. It even comes with a strainer for the loose-leaf-tea or lemon water lovers. www.ecovessel.com

CONNECT WITH YOUR SOLES

11/1/2016

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CONNECT WITH YOUR SOLES

Love getting a foot massage? Try massaging your own feet. Use a warming oil, like sesame or sunflower oil, massage your feet for a few minutes, then cover them with socks. The health benefits include boosting your immunity, reducing stress and helping prevent or repair plantar fascitis. 

Check out this article from Yoga International for more on this great self-care ritual.

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