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WHEN DID YOU START YOGA AND WHERE? I started yoga in 2005 before I lost my leg. My first studio was Purple Moon in Roseville,Ca. The first class I took I thought I was going to die, it was like nothing I have ever done before it was more of a mental challenge for me to stay focused. I have always worked out and ran but this was completely different and I became addicted to the challenge. I lost my leg in 2014 due to Necrotizing Fasciitis. I nearly died, but I remember being in the hospital bed thinking I will never be able to do yoga again… When I came home I weig ..

Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA When and where was your first yoga class: Yoga Tribe aka Huntington Beach Hot Yoga in April 2005 What is your teaching philosophy: I try to create a challenging, fun environment and encourage students to try something they probably wouldn’t have on their own. You never know unless you try and you may surprise yourself. How long have you been teaching yoga: almost 12 years time flies! Most Challenging Part of Your Yoga Practice: Letting go of that “to do” list in my head and becoming present An U ..

Prep 10 m Cook 15 m Ready In 25 m Ingredients 1 bunch thin asparagus spears, trimmed 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (optional) 1 clove garlic, minced (optional) 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional) Directions Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place the asparagus into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper. Arrange the asparagus onto a bakin ..

WHEN DID YOU START YOGA AND WHERE? I actually started Yoga with Jason at this studio back when he first opened Hot Yoga years ago. I took a bit of a hiatus, but I am glad to be back practicing again with Yoga Tribe. HOW OFTEN DO YOU PRACTICE YOGA? I try to practice yoga at least twice a week. I am hoping to increase the frequency since I really enjoy the benefits I get from it. WHY DO YOU PRACTICE YOGA? After many years of playing basketball, two Achilles tendon repairs, arthroscopic knee surgery and in need of knee replacement, my hamstrings & hips  ..

Step 1: Surrender (iswaraprandaya) The first part of creating a sankalpa is getting clear on what you want to bring forward in your life. But you don’t need to get too cerebral. Instead, to find an authentic resolution, “you need to ask your soul,” says Rod Stryker, founder of ParaYoga and the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. “It’s the answer to the question: What is essential that I become or achieve to fulfill my highest purpose?” Step 2: Inquire (atma vichar) The seco ..

Prep time 5 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 15 mins 6-ingredient miso soup with tofu, green onion, and loads of green chard. 15 minutes from start to finish, and so refreshing and comforting. Author: Minimalist Baker Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free Serves: 2 Ingredients 4 cups water 1/2 cup chopped green chard or other sturdy green 1/2 cup chopped green onion 1/4 cup firm tofu, cubed 3-4 Tbsp white miso paste (fermented soy bean paste) with or without bonito (fish flavor, though bonito makes it non vegan- vegetarian-friendly.) Optional: ..

WHEN DID YOU START YOGA AND WHERE? - I started about 4 years ago when I moved to California. I was new to Huntington Beach and decided to give Yoga Tribe a try. From my first Dayton class I was hooked and started practicing Dayton Method regularly. Shortly after, Warrior Flow was added to the studio and that broadened my yoga practice. HOW OFTEN DO YOU PRACTICE YOGA? - I try to participate in the physical practice of yoga at least 3-4 times per week. Although challenging at times, I am striving to take what I learn and feel on the mat and incorporate it into my  ..

Hometown: Lake Forest, California Childhood aspiration: Starting point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers When and where was your first yoga class: March, 1996 at Bikram's Yoga College of India in San Francisco. Yoga is the foundation to my life. Why I practice today is different than when I first started. When I was new, I was in awe of the level of difficulty and my complete inability to practice at the level I saw in the class. Bikram's studio had been open over 20 years and I was the baby of the class at age 26. I will never forget the feeling I experienced wal ..

Childhood aspiration: Rock star…right…party people. Who is your most influential teacher and why: Lately my studies have asked me to look at the not so obvious teachers but the people who have come into my life and made me uncomfortable challenging my grit to remain authentic. I have had a number of these people in my life and I can now have gratitude for them and what they taught me. I know nobody comes into your life by accident they all come to teach you something. How long have you been teaching yoga: Crazy but it will be 8 years next month .. Long deep breathing is one of the most common ways to breathe. This type of breathing is done by using the full capacity of the lungs in both the inhalation and the exhalation. This is done slowly without rushing the breath. Normally, long deep breathing is done through the nose because it aids in breath control. However, it can be performed through the mouth as well. Benefits Increases the flow of oxygen in the body, which promotes healing and a relaxed state of being Prevents and decreases ..