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Padangushtasana/Padahastasana

In Ashtanga Yoga, Padangusthasana and Padahastasana are the first two postures practiced following sun salutations (5 A, 5 B). The standing poses allow students to understand alignment and to develop strength and poise. These two postures primarily serve to open up the hamstrings and lengthen the spine. See below for descriptions of these postures with… Continue reading Padangushtasana/Padahastasana

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Glass Half Hopeful

There was so much of me I wanted to keep hidden As if imperfection Was forbidden . In your presence, I pause Struck by your beauty Smudged with flaws Rawness is your duty . You changed me. Empowering self-actualization Molding a life--more joyful, more soulful Away from anguish, toward elation I finally see the glass… Continue reading Glass Half Hopeful

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Suffering

Suffering threads us together giving us the perspective to understand another’s pain the courage to feel their burdens and our own. Why suffer alone? Choosing love over fear vulnerability over safety connection over solitude ignites healing exonerating us from those burdens allowing loving-kindness to transpire. 💓✨ . . .