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Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasna) How to do Pigeon Pose: 1- Start on all fours in a squared table pose. 2- Slide the right knee forward toward your right hand. Angle your right knee at two o'clock. 3- Slide your left leg straight back as far as your hips will allow, keeping top of foot on the floor and directly in line with the hip. 4- Keep your hips square to the floor. 5- If you're not feeling a deep stretch in your right glute and left hip flexor, slide the right foot forward--little by little--toward your left hand. With practice, bri ..

When did you start doing yoga and where? My journey with Yoga began on a Tuesday night almost a year ago here at Yoga Tribe, when friend Stefan Marchand, who has been practicing at Yoga Tribe for close to a decade, convinced me to join him that night for a Dayton Method Hot Yoga 90 Min class led by former teacher Christie Mcguinness. “These people are Crazy!” were the last words that I whispered out of my parched mouth after the class. If it weren’t for Christie’s warm welcoming spirit for me as a new student, and her encouraging me to return, I pro ..

What is your hometown? San Pedro Sula, Honduras. What was your childhood aspiration? I wanted to be a doctor, like my Dad. When and where was your first yoga class? My first yoga class was at the YMCA, in High School and I hated it. It wasn’t until friends brought me to Yoga Tribe, that I felt comfortable enough to give it a second chance. Who is your most influential teacher and why? My mother and my grandmother, who instilled in me a love and respect for God. When was the Defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga?  ..

This light and delicious recipe is more than just a cabbage salad – it is a refreshing summer slaw made with a variety of vegetables and a light and easy dressing. Prep Time: 12 minutes Cook Time: 1 minute Total Time: 13 minutes Yield: Serves 6 Ingredients: • 1/3 cup white vinegar • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard • 2 tablespoons sugar • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil • 1 teaspoon celery seeds • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper • 1/2 medium cabbage, chopped • 1/2 large red onion, chopped • 1 medium gre ..

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~Henry David Thoreau A friend of mine likes to joke that dying will be a relief because it will put an end to the “heavy burden of judging” as she calls it. She envisions herself lying in a hospital bed and, moments before death, noticing the ceiling and thinking, “What a hideous green.” Here’s a modest proposal: Vow that for the rest of the day, you won’t judge your friends and you won’t judge any strangers you ha ..

Cow Pose (Bitilasana) Step by Step: 1-Start on your hands and knees in a "tabletop" position. Make sure your knees are set directly below your hips and your wrists, elbows and shoulders are in line and perpendicular to the floor. Center your head in a neutral position, eyes looking at the floor. 2-As you inhale, lift your sitting bones and chest toward the ceiling, allowing your belly to sink toward the floor. Lift your head to look straight forward. 3-Exhale, coming back to neutral "tabletop" position on your hands and knees. Repeat 10 to 20 times. 4-This pose is of ..

INGREDIENTS • 4-6 cucumber slices • 1/4 lime, sliced • 4 oz tonic water • 6 mint leaves • 1 Tbsp sugar (optional) INSTRUCTIONS 1. Add mint, lime, sugar (if using) to shaker and muddle. 2. Add cucumber slices to shaker and shake vigorously. 3. Pour mixture over glass filled with ice and top with tonic water. 4. Stir, let set for a few minutes for the flavors to enhance and enjoy. ..

“Who you think you are is intimately connected with how you see yourself treated by others. Many people complain that others do not treat them well enough. When people are kind they suspect hidden motives. Who they think they are is a needy person whose needs are not being met. This basic misperception creates dysfunction in all their relationships. They believe they have nothing to give and that the world and other people are withholding from them what they need. If the thought of lack –whether it is money, recognition, love – has become part of who y ..

Reverse Warrior (Viparita Virabhadrasana) Benefits: Strengthens and stretches the legs, groins, hips, and the sides of the torso and waist. It improves flexibility in the spine, inner thighs, ankles, and chest. It also builds strength in the thighs, shoulders, and arms. Warrior pose battles inner weakness and wins focus. You see Cautions: Avoid this pose if you have a recent or chronic hip, knee, back, neck or shoulder injury. Instructions: 1. Begin in Mountain Pose, standing with your feet hip-distance apart and your arms at your sides. 2. Turn  ..

What is your hometown? Huntington Beach What was your childhood aspiration? Train Conductor, that hat was so cool! When was your first yoga class? My first yoga class was here at Yoga Tribe around 3 years ago. My friend TK turned me on to it, like many others, I bought the 20 for 20 and it was on ! What is your role at Yoga Tribe and when did it start? My role at Yoga Tribe for the last 3 years has been, as I like to call it, "Curator of Studio Facilities"! I feel very fortunate that the studio allows us to hold these positions. From the first time I ca ..