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Ana T. Forrest: Listening to the Stories in Our Bodies

Ana T. Forrest: Listening to the Stories in Our Bodies

Ana Forrest, as featured in “Spirituality & Health” magazine interview. Ana Forrest, based on Orcas Island, Washington, is the creator of Forrest Yoga, a unique method that combines physical practice with Eastern and Native American teachings. Ana believes that our personal stories as human beings are archived in our cells and that if we listen,… Read More

Calm Your Nerves With Yoga

Calm Your Nerves With Yoga

Calm Your Nerves with Yoga By Devinder Kaur When we face a stressful situation (or a life-threatening one), a surge of hormones prepares us to fight or flee. Our heart rate goes up, our muscles tense, and we are on alert. This is a natural survival mechanism called “the stress response.” Depending on our circumstances,… Read More

“As Above, Psoas Below” with Todd Norian

“As Above, Psoas Below” with Todd Norian

“Most yoga students are aware that the psoas is a central player in asana, even if the muscle’s deeper function and design seem a mystery. A primary connector between the torso and the leg, the psoas is also an important muscle off the mat: it affects posture, helps stabilize the spine, and, if it’s out… Read More

Creating Space

Creating Space

How would you like other people to feel in your presence? How do you want students to feel in your class? As teachers, we ask students to set an intention for themselves, and while we often approach classes with philosophical or anatomical themes, we should ask ourselves what affect we want to create in our… Read More

The Deep Benefits of Gentle Yoga

The Deep Benefits of Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga There is a general misconception that “gentle yoga” is not as beneficial as the more active styles. However, the gentle styles of yoga, such as Restorative Yoga, Somatic Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, can stimulate the immune system and improve one’s overall health. Gentle yoga styles help to get the body out of stress-mode, release… Read More

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