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Our biggest obstacles can often come from a surprising source: ourselves! How often have I heard myself say “I can’t” or “That’s not me.”  These reactions are just stories I have made up over time. After a few years of regular yoga practice I am finding my stories are shifting, changing, and I am opening up to a lot of things I never thought possible.   One of the really important parts of yoga is svadhyaya – self study...

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Why Practice Pranayama?

Why Practice Pranayama?


Posted By on Feb 18, 2019

Pranayama changes the energy in the body.  When we adopt different breath patterns and techniques we can lengthen and deepen the breath, and bring more focus to the breath and its effects on our bodies and minds.   It is the fourth limb of yoga, and is intricately connected to all the other arms.  I absolutely love Pranayama, and it is not exaggerating to say it has changed my life. Why Practice Pranayama? -Slowing and deepening the...

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Here is an article from Elite Daily that Brendon had the privilege of contributing to.  It’s a really good read and highlights some of the main benefits that a long term yoga practice will yield. Every time you roll out your yoga mat, you’re giving yourself the opportunity to learn all sorts of lessons. Sure, you thought you were going to yoga class to perfect your tree pose, but instead, you emerge from the studio with a...

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Foreword This Week July 12, 2018 Reviewer Jessie Horness Holds the Question-&-Answer Pose with Brendon Abram, Author of Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga The East-meets-West thing has been so mislabeled and abused over the years it ought to be retired, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an effective way to describe the bounty of knowledge Asia has bestowed upon Europe and the Americas and vice versa, in addition to the creative fusion of...

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Cape Dorset Nunavut. The landscape is a metaphor for mindfulness. An infinite expanse of time and space.  Awareness and acceptance of present moment experience is a stark reality. In this inspirational setting, I recently had the privilege of working with Cape Dorset school teachers to explore the benefits of mindfulness. School boards across Canada have begun to adopt a mindful approach to education by implementing the Mind Up...

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The Power of Yoga


Posted By on Aug 12, 2016

One of the most gratifying aspects of being a yoga teacher is to witness the capacity of yoga to effect positive change in the lives of the people who practice it. Every time I see a student grow in one way or another I grow a little bit too. Yesterday when I read this email I grew a lot!   Dear Brendon I don’t know if you remember me or not, but I wanted to let you know how well I am doing and cannot thank you and yoga...

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“Peace Comes from within.   Do not seek it without.”  Buddha Want more happiness in your life? Change your filter! Sometimes it’s easy to see the joy and the beauty in our lives. Sometimes it’s a little harder. What if we could find more peace and contentment even during the ups and downs of daily life?  We can.  It’s just a matter of changing our filters. First of all we have to realize that life is not...

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