Category Archives: Yoga

The Gut/Breath Link–Breathing for Better Digestion

by Patti Shelton, MD, RYT In Chinese medicine, fall is all about the lungs and the colon.  In thinking about these two organs, I realized that there’s a connection between them that’s stronger than many people might realize.  And the … Continue reading

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Yoga as a Means of Easing Heartburn or GERD

by Shannon Funk, RYT GERD, also known as acid reflux or acid indigestion, is a common condition where because of a valve malfunction stomach acid actually rises up into the esophagus and this results in a chronic burning sensation in … Continue reading

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My Yoga Instructor Asked Me To Do What?

By Lori Ferry’ RYT, Reiki Master Teacher   A Yoga class often begins with the instructor inviting students to silently “set an intention”.  In my very first yoga class, I heard the phrase, “set your intention”  and literally thought to … Continue reading

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Yogic Breathing to Reduce Anxiety

by Michelle Jellinghaus, RYT Anxiety springs from an agitated mind. The second Sutra in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra (an ancient text containing a series of briefly stated yogic truths) defines yoga as “the stilling of the changing states of the mind.” All … Continue reading

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Yoga for Anxiety

By Lori Ferry’, RYT & Reiki Master Teacher   Practicing yoga can not only be an effective stress reliever, but also a way to ease symptoms of anxiety. By consciously focusing the attention on the breath and the body simultaneously, … Continue reading

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Featured Yoga Pose–Viparita Karani (Legs-Up-the-Wall Yoga Pose)

By Lori Ferry’, RYT and Reiki Master Teacher   This restorative posture gets blood flowing in the opposite direction allowing gravity to reverse the effects on our body, making it good for most any ailment including arthritis, high or low … Continue reading

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Prana Vayu: Uncover the hidden qualities of your heart

By Shannon Funk, RYT Much of yoga practice or breath work or even meditation has a purpose, and that purpose can be very individual, but there seems to be no denying that across the board practitioners tend to feel a … Continue reading

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