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How do You Find Balance?

Have you ever found yourself struggling to balance in high lunge or triangle pose?

It seems ridiculous that with two feet on the ground, our balance would be compromised. But I see it all the time in my students and clients.

So how do you find balance? It starts by finding your center, physically and figuratively.

Tip #1:

Build the pose from the ground up, just like you’d build a skyscraper. Make sure the weight bearing parts (foundation) are properly set. Feet not too close or too far apart. If you’re in a pose where the front leg is bent, step the feet far enough apart that the front leg can bend 90 degrees.

Tip #2:

Unplug the pose by putting your hands on hips or on the floor or blocks so you can support yourself and easily move your feet precisely to where you want them. This is critical. If you are stepped to wide, you’ll get exhausted quickly; stepped too close and you will teeter.

Enjoying learning these tips?

If so, it may be time to consider enrolling in my Yoga Teacher Training Program. In it, you’ll learn mat skill secrets to advance your practice and much more. Our next program starts soon and applications are being accepted now.

Love and Brilliance,

 

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You Are What You Think 

Laurel hodory yoga teacher trainingHow much time each day do you spending thinking?

How about feeling and sensing?

I’m guessing you spend a large percentage of your day thinking and very little feeling and sensing.  That creates an imbalance.

If thinking dominates, then whatever dominates your thoughts pervades Consciousness. And according to the yoga teachings, what dominates Consciousness expresses as physical form.

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Choose how you “spend” your time and attention.  Little by little, start to increase the amount of time you spend sensing and feeling into your body.  Give your mind a vacation.

You will be amazed at the payoff—-feeling great!

If you’re ready to get started, click here and get your free Magic 5 Meditation now. And let’s start banking your attention on feeling great!

Love and light,
Laurel Hodory yoga teacher training

Give Up Your Story, Gain Your Freedom

give up your storyHave you ever told yourself a story about what would happen if you changed a habit?

I know I have. Every time I’ve ever changed my diet to eliminate something like sugar or gluten, there’s a BIG story about how hard it’s going to be.

I’m going to be miserable without it. I deserve it. It won’t be fun. I don’t have the will power.

But every time I step into action and change the behavior, a funny thing happens.

It’s WAY easier than I ever imagined! Now the first few days are sometimes difficulty, but then it gets a whole LOT easier. I am always very surprised how long I stayed hostage to the story before stepping into action because I believed the story.

It’s just a story. And YOU can re-write it. And you will re-write it when you make the change and experience total freedom.

Join me on the mat in private yoga lessons to take a deeper journey into how yoga can help you live the life of your dreams with purpose and ease.

I hope to see you there!

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