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Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana) (ah-doh moo-kah vriks-SHAHS-anna) adho mukha = face downward (adho = downward; mukha = face) vrksa = tree Step by Step (NOTE: Before attempting handstand, it is recommended to view this video ( 1-Perform downward facing dog with your fingertips an inch or two away from a wall, hands shoulder-width. If your shoulders are tight, turn your index fingers out slightly; otherwise arrange them parallel to each other. Finally spread your palms and press the bases of t ..

What is your hometown? Lewiston, a small town in Northern Idaho. What was your childhood aspiration? I wanted to be an actress and an entomologist. When and where was your first yoga class? Not that long ago. My friend Danett invited me to a class at Yoga Tribe in June of 2012 and I’ve been hooked ever since. Who is your most influential teacher and why? My husband, Chris is an incredible teacher in so many ways. I’m always impressed and inspired when I watch him coach a CrossFit class, lead a meeting at work, or speak in front of large group of pe ..

If you want to live an extraordinary life, you have to identify and appreciate the extraordinary things that are already part of your life. The reason something is extraordinary or remarkable in your life is because you say it is. It’s that simple. Here are ten tips on how to make every day extraordinary: 1. Pay attention. When you are distracted, it’s impossible to notice the extraordinary things around you and how you feel about your life. Unplug, look up and be present. 2. Be grateful. Expressing gratitude will help you stay focused on the magnificent happe ..

Ingredients (Makes 6 cookies): • 1/4 cup shredded coconut • 1/4 cup ground flax seed • 1/4 cup chopped raw almonds • 2-3 T almond butter • 1/2 banana (try pumpkin or sweet potato if you are avoiding fruit) • 1-2 teaspoons coconut oil • Dark chocolate (aim for 70% cocoa or higher) • pinch sea salt • pinch cinnamon • 1/2 tsp (optional) vanilla stevia, raw honey, or real maple syrup to taste (optional) Directions: Mash the banana with a fork and mix into the almond butter. Mix in shredded coconut, ground flax, ..

When did you start doing yoga and where? Between 2008 and 2012 I attended a few yoga classes at Purple Yoga in Fullerton and Tustin, but I started a consistent practice here, at Yoga Tribe, around February 2013. How often do you practice Yoga? Currently, I try to attend class 5 days a week. Why do you practice Yoga? Initially, I started to practice for the physical benefits. Most days I’m sitting at a desk and over the years it’s taken a toll on my flexibility. Presently, I practice for both the physical and mental rewards I receive in class.  ..

Aside from downward dog, upward facing dog is one of the most widely known and recognized yoga poses due to its numerous benefits and therapeutic uses. As cousin to the cobra pose, it is considered one of the easiest of the back-bending poses and is usually performed during the Sun Salutation Series. 1. Lie on your stomach with the tops of your feet on the floor. Place your hands beside your rib cage with fingers spread wide, finger tips below the line of the chest and in line with shoulders. 2. Press your hands gently into the matt, and squeeze your elbows by your side, roll ..

Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes, cubed 3 new potatoes, cubed 1 red onion, quartered and pieces separated 2 zucchini, sliced 1-inch thick 2 summer squash, sliced 1-inch thick 1 (8 ounce) bag baby carrots 8 ounces button mushrooms, ends of stems cut off 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped (1 tsp. dried) 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped (2 tsp. dried) 1 teaspoon dried basil (optional) 3 teaspoons garlic, minced 1/4 cup olive oil salt (several good shakes) black pepper (several good shakes) Directions: 1-Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. 2- Chop all the  ..

If it is the nature of unskillful beings to cause harm to others, being angry with them would be pointless. It would be like resenting fire for burning. If, however, it is the nature of sentient beings to be good and wholesome, it would still be pointless to be angry at them for their momentary faults. It would be like resenting the sky for the falling rain. Shantideva presents us with two choices: either people are essentially bad or they are good. If they are bad, then accept the fact that their actions will be offensive and injurious. Don’t expect and oak tree to prod ..

When did you start doing yoga and where? In 2002 at Yoga Shakti in Huntington Beach with Louise With-Seidelin. I was amazed at how complete of a practice yoga is. How often do you practice yoga? Currently 4-5 days a week. Why do you practice yoga? Years of high-impact workouts caught up with me - Kickboxing, jogging and rugby. I needed something that I could do throughout life that didn't eventually break down my body. I had done yoga on and off for a few years but when I tried hot yoga I realized that it was something much more. Also for the last 20 years I have rac ..

What is your hometown? I've lived in and around HB my entire life. What was your childhood aspiration? My career goals/opinions changed fairly often as a child, but the one constant was that I really wanted to be a mom. When and where was your first Yoga Class? My first hot yoga class was at Yoga Tribe in December of 2007. I tried to leave during a water break to use the restroom and was quickly directed back to my mat by the instructor Jason. I survived the embarrassment, fell in love with the practice, and have been consistently staying on my mat 3-5 times a week e ..