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SEPTEMBER – Gratitude: Positively Present

With season’s changing, school starting, and the new year lurking around the corner this can be a crazy time for many of us! As we aim to find a balance between all the little pieces that make up our day to day life, we often feel scattered and rushed. Being grateful is one of the best ways to embrace a positive, present life. When
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Begin Again: Any Day Can be A Do-Over!

Begin Again: 5 Ways to Create A Fresh Start

I’m writing this on a break from an epic kitchen-pantry-and-refrigerator clean-out. It’s been a great deal more satisfying (and time-consuming) than I’d expected. But I was inspired. The beginning of August marks the Celtic holiday of Lughnasadh, the traditional beginning of the Harvest season (believe me, I cannot get excited about cleaning if not for ritual’s sake!) It’s a new part of the yearly
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Feel Calm, Centered and Energized- Even When Stress Hits! Maybe your digestion is off or your struggling to get good sleep. Do you wake up feeling out of it and irritable? Or maybe you have energy until the afternoons hits and BAM! you crash. These signs of imbalances are quickly relieved with simple steps that can be implemented today! I have seen and felt the
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Keep Your Cool: Cucumber Mint Water is a winner!

Keep Your Cool: 5 Ayurvedic Tips for Beating the Heat

I realized recently that about this time every year, I start to wonder if I’m coming down with some kind of summer bug. What else could explain this sudden-onset sluggishness, the difficulty waking up in the mornings, the irritability? Oh, did someone say it’s been over 100 degrees outside all week? Okay. Right. It’s summer in the desert. It all makes sense now. Thankfully,
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Remembering our Shared Humanity

Remembering Our Shared Humanity

This is one of those weeks I think my heart will always remember—though it would be easy to wish to forget. The mass shooting in Orlando that took so many beautiful lives has brought us to reckon with a hard fact: that still, after so many decades of fighting for it to be otherwise, our culture does not know how to make a place
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5th Anniversary Membership Drive! Now through JULY 31

Dear Grassroots Yoga Community, We are proud to be celebrating our fifth year in business.  Thank you so very much for your loyalty and support these past five years.  We are humbled and grateful for the opportunity to serve so many in our community and in such a profound and fun way. But… we have so much more to give to so many others
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Getting off the ground isn't easy--but it is possible! Try these tips and get to flying.

Arm Balances: 5 Tips for Taking Flight

In the practice of yoga, it seems no category of poses strikes students’ fancy-or frustration-more than arm balances. But like any other pose, arm balances (like crow or eight angle pose) can be broken down into five very doable component parts, which over time add up to getting off the ground. 1.  Foundation Learning how to properly place the hands is key. In most
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On Yoga, Punk Rock and Helping Each Other Along

On Yoga, Punk Rock and Helping Each Other Along

My family and I recently traveled to San Diego, where my husband Andrew lived briefly between high school and college. I had visited as a kid, but had forgotten (or maybe had previously never really appreciated) how beautiful the place is: blue, blue ocean; fuschia bougainvillea creeping up white walls; fragrant citrus trees all over the place. The sea air and the sound of
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Partial Partivrtta Trikonasana/Revolved Triangle

Taking an Incomplete: Revolved Triangle

Sunday afternoon: I am sensing the slow glide of the medial border of my shoulder blade toward my spine. It moves easily, then less easily, then arrives at the place where I know intuitively it should not go further. And that’s where I have to breathe and get a feel for where I am, from the inside. Because to look at me from the
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What art you tryin' to say?

Honesty, Integrity and Election Cycle Sanity

As we move through February of this particular year, I’m finding it difficult to escape the emotional roller coaster of the current presidential campaigns. The debates, the caucuses, the outlandish (and from some corners, quite scary) proclamations, the worry about the future. On some days, the more deeply I dive into it, the more I notice a distinct feeling of not knowing which way
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