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From: People sometimes chuckle when I tell them that sitting meditation is physically rigorous. But it’s true. When you sit still and tune into your body for any length of time, you’re likely to become uncomfortable. And sitting for long periods in the same position will at some point start to make you antsy. Even in my hour-long meditation classes, people sometimes experience physical difficulties. That’s when I work with them to find the best sitting position and the best support for ea ..

From: Yields: 8 Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 40 minutes Ingredients: Butternut Squash Filling: 2 cups butternut squash puree (about half of squash) 1 cup ricotta cheese 1/2 cup milk (or more, if needed) 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Spinach Filling: 1 cup cooked spinach (8 oz uncooked) 1 cup ricotta cheese 1 cup mozzarella cheese 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 teaspoon salt pepper, to taste Other Ingredients: 10 oz lasagna noodles, cooked (for glut ..

Supported Head Stand (Salamba Sirsasana) Instructions: 1. Use a folded blanket or sticky mat to pad your head and forearms. Kneel on the floor. Lace your fingers together and set the forearms on the floor, elbows at shoulder width. Roll the upper arms slightly outward, but press the inner wrists firmly into the floor. Set the crown of your head on the floor. If you are just beginning to practice this pose, press the bases of your palms together and snuggle the back of your head against the clasped hands. More experienced students can open their hands and  ..

When did you start yoga and where? I started at Yoga Tribe a couple years ago. I went regularly for 3-4 months, got quick results and stopped going. Started my practice again in January 2015 and have committed myself to stay, learn and grow. How often do you practice yoga? I practice 3-4 times a week. Why do you practice yoga? I practice yoga because it strengthens my sobriety. What are the primary benefits you experience from your yoga practice? The benefits that yoga provides me are countless. I am undisciplined when it comes to working out, yoga gi ..

What is your hometown? Tustin, CA What was your childhood aspiration? To be an elementary school teacher When and where was your first yoga class? 2007 When was the Defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga? During one of my Dayton method classes, I felt an incredible sense of ease and felt a strong connection between my mind and body. This feeling is what I wish to share with my classes. What is the most challenging part of your yoga practice? Staying present. I find myself day dreaming on my mat. Who is the pe ..

From: Yes, if you head straight out the door post-class. Cooling down too quickly constricts blood vessels, rapidly slowing your circulation and tightening muscles. This places you at greater risk for injuries like muscle pulls. Plus, extreme temperature swings can weaken your immune system and put you at risk for colds. But this doesn’t mean you must ditch your hot yoga practice during winter! In fact, it has some cold-season benefits: It raises your heart rate and core tempera ..

From: Yield: 4 to 6 servings Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 9 hours Ingredients: 1 (2 1/2- to 3-pound) boneless pork shoulder 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup blackberry jam (See Kelly's Notes) 1/4 cup hoisin sauce 1/2 cup chicken broth 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup diced onion 1 Tablespoon cornstarch 1 recipe Asian Slaw or store-bought coleslaw 12 slider-sized buns or rolls Directions: Trim any excess fat from the p ..

Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose (Utthita Hasta Padangustasana) Step by Step: 1. From Tadasana, bring your left knee toward your belly. 2. Reach your left arm inside the thigh, cross it over the front ankle, and hold the outside of your left foot. If your hamstrings are tight, hold a strap looped around the left sole. 3. Firm the front thigh muscles of the standing leg, and press the outer thigh inward. See also Extended Hand To Big Toe? Beginner Stuff 4. Inhale and extend the left leg forward. Straighten the knee as much as possible. If ..

Warrior 3 ( Virabhadrasana III) Balancing on one leg really challenges your core! If you’re not using your abs to stabilize in this pose, you’ll likely tip over. Here’s how to find your inner warrior. Step by Step: 1.Stand with your feet together. 2. Inhale as you extend your arms out wide in a T position or straight overhead for a more advanced variation. 3. Exhale as you bend forward at your hips, lifting your right leg straight behind you coming into Warrior 3. 4. Draw your naval toward  ..

When did you start doing yoga and where? About five years ago now, I remember buying the $20 for 20 days and signed up immediately after. How often do you practice yoga? My goal is to practice every other day of the week; however, sometimes I can only make it for three to four days a week. Why do you practice yoga? Five years ago I suffered from severe lower back pain, which was my only reason to practice hot yoga. Since then my back has strengthened and now I truly enjoy all the homeopathic benefits that come from my practice. What are the prima ..