Posts by leslieabram


Ardha paschimottanasana Ardha paschimottanasana: Seated half forward bend. You know the one- “Extend one leg out long, and fold your body over your leg. Walk your hands towards your toes. Now relax.” Relax! Ha! HOW? For quite a while this was my nemesis pose- the mere mention of it made my muscles tense and my mind start rebelling. I am blessed with very long legs and very tight hamstrings. Also, my pelvis tips slightly...

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Note: Santosha is one of the niyamas (personal observances) laid out in Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga, found in the Yoga Sutra. The eight limbs have been an important foundation of yoga for over a thousand years. Santosha is Contentment. It’s that inner strength that comes from knowing we are fine just the way we are in this moment. It’s understanding that we are always changing, learning and growing. Santosha is...

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Recently livestrong.com asked us “What advice/tips would you give to beginners about how to begin a yoga practice?” 1. Do a bit of research. There are many different flavours of yoga- from very gentle to very vigorous.  Read class descriptions or you can ask a studio or gym what their classes are like, and if they are appropriate for beginners.   Try a few different styles and teachers, and see what feels best...

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Susan’s Yoga Story


Posted By on Dec 23, 2019

Thanks to Susan JK for sharing her yoga story with us! I’ve been doing yoga since 1995 in Hamburg, when I was pregnant with our second child.Yoga has been a constant companion in my life – physically of course, but also mentally.We all need to check out of our daily routine, to give ourselves permission to hit the reset button and do something totally just for us.Yoga is that for me. In the beginning it was the flow...

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