July 2012 - The Body Electric Yoga Company, St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, Ashtanga, Hot, Prenatal, Meditation, SUP and MORE

Monthly archive for July2012

Counsel from my mom on the 5th anniversary of the death of my brother

Counsel from my mom on the 5th anniversary of the death of my brother

Five years ago today my sisters and I lost our little brother. A year later my folks gave up their busy-but-comfy existence in Florida and moved to northern Uganda. Their purpose was to re-dedicate their lives to alleviating suffering in a place that has a…

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Topfreedom

Topfreedom

Though Florida still discriminates against women when it comes to wearing shirts, if I (Jenny) had my druthers, male and female students could decide for themselves whether or not to throw off that wet t-shirt.  It’s absurd that men can practice hot yoga wearing almost…

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Swami Said Knock You Out

Swami Said Knock You Out

Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Sleep Deep I’m sleeping better with Yoga Nidra, but what the hell is it? Internets say it’s “a deep relaxation technique also called ‘yogic sleep’ in which mind and body is at complete rest but with complete…

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Do What Works: The Forrest Yoga Diet

Do What Works: The Forrest Yoga Diet

Pretty much everything Ana Forrest does on a daily basis requires more self-awareness and discipline than I have in my little finger. Discovering a diet that worked for her in a yoga culture laden with food taboos is no exception to that. This past winter…

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You might get hurt doing yoga, but you’ll die doing nothing

You might get hurt doing yoga, but you’ll die doing nothing

Thanks for the tip, Barbara! Click the image for the story.

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Messenger: Pigeon

Messenger: Pigeon

Pigeon! Love it or leave it. I really don’t want you to hurt your knee while practicing this pose. A couple of friends of mine, and my dad, have injured or re-injured their knees in yoga classes. All are strong athletes with tight hips, and…

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Don’t Let People Hand You Their Shit. It Stinks.

Don’t Let People Hand You Their Shit. It Stinks.

At one of the studios where we teach there is a parking issue. I don’t think that the studio owner predicted the popularity of the place, and well, there are a lot of cars and they are spilling out onto the street. No big deal,…

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Don’t Forget to Breathe

Don’t Forget to Breathe

Indra Devi Speaks: Excerpts from Yoga For Americans Breathing is something that, normally, our bodies do on their own. In yoga, we try to take control of the breath and breathe consciously. It’s not always easy. Here are two really simple, awesome breathing exercises from…

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