“My Experience with yoga has been great. I’d never think that I’d get to like it so much. Before I started I was super tight and couldn’t touch my toes. Now when I do a forward fold I can reach all the way to my feet and maybe even a little further if I stretch. I didn’t even know that I could do a headstand. I’m really trying to get down to my splits and I’m making lots of progress with that. But the only thing I don’t like is the meditation because

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From Cynical to True

I’ve changed Cyn’s name to True for obvious reasons.

Yesterday our student Nia announced it was National Happiness Day and the class chose standing poses to ground excess agitation and aggression, twisting poses to clear out the pollen of doubt and anxiety and backbends to open up to Happiness. Here’s what True wrote about class yesterday~

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Jealousy is a place where no one wants to stay, but everyone has visited.  Zeal, the fiery fermentation of festering feelings, boils up until it explodes.  So few want to go, but many visit.  Today we practiced leaving Jealousy, for the open plains of Gratitude.  The open-hearted awareness of all that is.  In Gratitude we see clearly, we hear clearly, and we feel clearly.  The rolling plains and grassy hills promise that there is and always will be enough.  We need not worry: we are enough and the World holds a special place, just for us.  We ARE necessary.  Walking this road from Jealousy to Gratitude,  we ground into Acceptance. We surrender the no

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YES To Higher Aim NO to Lower Lame

Last Friday I taught PE/Health  Standard: Maintains physical, social, and emotional health by practicing healthy behaviors and goal setting, and Objective: Compare and contrast what you eat/drink/do that is healthy/not healthy and how to create boundaries around unhealthy habits. The kids wrote on their name plates what they wanted to say YES to and what they wanted to say NO to so they could create the mind/body connection on their mats.

Here are some of their responses:

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