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Zen Beer

Zen Beer

A student from Andre’s Acro Yoga class sent us his short and sweet how-to: Zen Beer Drinking 101. Enjoy!

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Mail Bag!

Mail Bag!

We received an email that may be interesting to those of you with arthitis, foot, or leg issues. And who knows, maybe a retreat to Trinidad is coming up! Arthritic Yoga Newbie…Let’s connect about beer, yoga AND foot health! Hi Jenny and Katelyn, I’m a…

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Ashtanga and the Moon Explained

Ashtanga and the Moon Explained

Today Jade explains why we don’t have early morning Ashtanga classes on New Moon and Full Moon days. Hello Yoginis, As you start to practice Ashtanga more you’ll find that there are some traditions we follow. Both full and new moon days are observed as…

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How do you take advantage of an empty mind?

How do you take advantage of an empty mind?

Today our friend and student ruminates on the common dilemna. A longish thought about yoga By Kelly McBride When you first take up yoga, you think the teachers are crazy when they tell you to empty your mind, to think of nothing, or at the…

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My teacher made me work for it!

My teacher made me work for it!

Today’s dispatch from abroad is by our favorite little Ashtangi, St. Petersburg’s own Jade Skinner. She’s been studying in Mysore, India. We’re looking forward to her return to teaching this month! When you come to the shala to practice there are rules to follow as…

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Why is time moving faster? Part 2

Why is time moving faster? Part 2

We got a nice discussion going on Facebook about yesterday’s post. This response seems worthy of its own entry. So, take it away, Chris Rish! As your life goes on, each day, month and year becomes a smaller and smaller fraction of your experience. When…

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Attend to the Breath Part 3: Mechanics

Attend to the Breath Part 3: Mechanics

by Kerry Porter Wills My central intent in writing this piece is to have you PAY ATTENTION to two obvious facts. The first is that we have some choice with our breath. We can lengthen, shorten, hold and release with some degree of accuracy and…

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Attend to the Breath,  Part 2: Energetics

Attend to the Breath, Part 2: Energetics

Welcome back Kerry Porter Wills. Today’s post is the second in a series on breath. If you missed the first, see Attend to the Breath, Part 1. Now that you have been watching your breath since that last post of mine (you have, haven’t you?)…

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A Reluctant Namaste

A Reluctant Namaste

Please welcome friend of Beerasana, Elisa Van Arnam!  Sitting in the parking lot of Earthfare, I finally spied someone I thought was in need of my services, but my heart began to race and my hands started to sweat and I seriously could not believe…

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Attend to the Breath, Part 1

Attend to the Breath, Part 1

Today’s is a guest post and the first in a series by Kerry Porter Wills. In my experience it’s the simplest principles of breathing that are the most difficult to master. As a teacher of these principles, they are also the most difficult to convey…

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