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[caption id="attachment_1754" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com[/caption] "Save the drama for your mama." That’s how one of my yoga instructors reminds us to breathe with a slow, relaxed pace. But many newcomers and first timers miss the mark on this practice. As soon as their...

[caption id="attachment_1743" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com[/caption] Never too late, never too old, never too bad and never too sick to do this yoga and start from scratch again. That’s the mantra of our founder. Interestingly, the word “discipline” comes from the Latin discipulus,...

[caption id="attachment_1711" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com[/caption] Yoga is the sum of a million micro corrections. Small, quick, deliberate and precise modifications that seem like nothing, but once employed, make a huge difference in your practice. In final stretching, you touch your ankle bones together...

[caption id="attachment_1705" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Monica Felix at www.monicafelix.com[/caption] Savasana, also known as corpse pose, is the most anatomically neutral position of any yoga practice. Physically speaking, it’s the most ergonomic position of the human body. It reduces stress and fatigue on muscles and joints. It...

[caption id="attachment_1702" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com[/caption] At my yoga studio, our instructors remind us to use every part of our body to achieve the total expression of the posture. Even the parts that are relaxed. Just because something is disengaged doesn’t mean it’s unimportant, they...