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Latest Inspiration from The Daily Downward Dog

Loving Kindness

Breathe In: May I     Exhale Out: Be Happy Breathe In: May I     Exhale Out: Be Healthy Breathe In: May I     Exhale Out: Be Safe Breathe In: May I     Exhale Out: Live in Peace Ready to change your mood with a tried and true meditation? Find a comfortable seated...

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When the Student is Ready…

"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." I love these words from Buddha, and they have rung true in my life and yoga journey. When I needed yoga to heal my back pain caused by scoliosis, I found my teacher in Mary Pat Murphy. I had been told about yoga...

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Retreat to the Beach!

Sing it with me, "I don't want to work, I just want to yoga on the beach all day!" Before summer slips away, it's time to take a well deserved retreat to the beach. If you live in northeast Ohio, Lake Erie has beautiful beaches, and I am blessed to share beach yoga on...

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Summer of Love

Woo hoo! Summer has arrived and along with it a host of fun outdoor activities (like beach yoga) and so many things to do that yoga, and especially meditation practices can get pushed off the to-do list. This summer I've decided to make a dedication to my meditation...

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Hours of Relaxation

I frequently mention in my yoga classes the importance of nurturing and taking good care of yourself, getting enough rest and sleep, and doing things that are enjoyable and bring you pleasure. I heeded my own advice recently and pampered myself with a complimentary...

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Let it Go!

It's been a few months since I returned from my yoga retreat in Sedona and the experience of sharing two yoga workshops at the Sedona Yoga Festival. I feel really blessed to have visited such a beautiful place and to have these opportunities and I wanted to share a...

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