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Conversations from the Mat

Silence as a Teaching Tool By Brenda K. Plakans

Yogawoman - Thursday, July 26, 2012
Moments of quiet in class are doorways to learning, not empty spaces to be feared. As a teacher, you want to share everything you know about yoga with your students. But when you talk too much during class, you run the risk of ruining your students' opportunity for stillness and introspection. Sometimes the best way to help deepen your student .....Read On...

10 Soul-Stirring Sayings from My Mother by Agapi Stassinopoulos

Yogawoman - Monday, June 04, 2012
My mother Elli passed away twelve years ago, but there’s not a single day that I don’t feel her presence with me, especially when I am in festive gatherings where there are people and food involved. She never missed a chance to celebrate life. She was the quintessential caretaker, an earth mother who infused everyone around her with .....Read On...

From the Inside / Yogagirls becoming Yogawomen

Yogawoman - Thursday, December 01, 2011
By Mary Lynn Fitton. Founder, The Art of Yoga Project It was the day before Thanksgiving at San Mateo County’s Camp Kemp Juvenile detention facility. Holidays are always an especially rough time for girls locked up away from family and friends. At The Art of Yoga Project (AYP), we not only hold yoga and art classes on holidays, we .....Read On...

When Deep Breathing Causes Panic

Yogawoman - Wednesday, November 16, 2011
When Deep Breathing Causes Panic by Sarah Powers I have trouble with my breathing when I'm asked to calm my breath or to observe it. My mind registers exactly the opposite and I start to suffocate. I suffer from panic attacks, and I understand that proper breathing is at the heart of the practice. How do I rid myself of this menta .....Read On...

A Beginners Journal: YOGA & MEDITATION

Yogawoman - Monday, November 07, 2011
By Anita Quigley Atherton I have been threatening to do Yoga for around 15 years and now, finally, am about to start. No more excuses. Believe me, there have been plenty. At 35 years of age, my well of excuses has dried up so it’s time to “feel the fear and do it anyway” to walk the talk and see what all the hoopla is ab .....Read On...

The Yoga of Parenting

Yogawoman - Friday, July 22, 2011
When I’m asked how yoga has impacted my parenting, I parse it down to one point, which every other type of work on myself has corroborated for the past 13 years. In every moment, I magnetize my own state. Translated: However I am behaving will be reflected in everyone around me, especially my kid. There are many simp .....Read On...