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Vrksasana – Tree Pose

Vrksasana – Tree Pose

Posted by Wellspring, Category: On the Yoga/Meditation Mat,
The balancing poses in yoga can be some of the most challenging for us.  Not that they are as physically "hard" as some of the others, but when we're in a yoga class, they are poses you can't really ...

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Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy

Posted by Wellspring, Category: To Your Health,
Water. What do you think of when you hear that word?  Maybe water as playtime. We’re lucky in Michigan to have such abundance of it nearby to use in this way. What about habitat? Our oceans, la ...

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Niyama #4 – Self-study

Niyama #4 – Self-study

Posted by Wellspring, Category: On the Yoga/Meditation Mat,
Svadhyaya, or self-study, is the fourth niyama.  As with the other niyamas, this is a process of discovery that we can pursue our entire life. There are generally two ways svadhyaya is considered. ...

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Niyama #3 – Tapas

Niyama #3 – Tapas

Posted by Wellspring, Category: On the Yoga/Meditation Mat,
By definition, self-restraints, the niyamas are personally challenging.  Tapas might be the one that brings up the most anxiety.  Often translated as austerity (severe, stern), sometimes as blazing, ...

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Niyamas in Yoga

Niyamas in Yoga

Posted by Wellspring, Category: On the Yoga/Meditation Mat,
At the end of last year, we reviewed the Yamas of yoga practice.  Yamas are ethical considerations asked of us.  If you missed them, you can find my thoughts on those here: 

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One More Ecuador Story – Lesson #3

One More Ecuador Story – Lesson #3

Posted by Wellspring, Category: On My Mind,
In some of the class time we shared on the Ecuador trip, we discussed how to make connections with the people we would be visiting, and reviewed how successful we were afterward.  It was easy to see ...

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Side by Side – Lessons from Ecuador #2

Side by Side – Lessons from Ecuador #2

Posted by Wellspring, Category: On My Mind,
Standing on the equator, a foot in each hemisphere, I heard a presentation that changed my perspective about the world in an instant!  It still gives me a thrill to think of it and I'm excited to sha ...

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