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Yoga Pose of the Week: Crane (Crow) Pose

July 5, 2016

(bahk-AHS-anna)baka = crane Crane (Crow Pose): Step-by-Step Instructions 1 – Squat down from Tadasana with your inner feet a few inches apart. If it isn’t possible to keep your heels on the floor, support them on a thickly folded blanket. Separate your knees wider than your hips and lean the torso forward, between the inner thighs. Stretch your…

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The Arrow: A Launching Process

July 4, 2016

An ARROW can only be released by first pulling it back.  When life pulls you back, it simply means you are launching into something amazing.” Whether it’s a card at Barnes and Noble, a wall plaque at Silver Steer, our newest forearm tattoo, or a tank top at Target, we have fallen in love with…

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Yoga Pose of the Week: Downward-Facing Dog

June 27, 2016

(AH-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAHS-anna)adho = downwardmukha = facesvana = dog Downward-Facing Dog: Step-by-Step Instructions 1 – Come onto the floor on your hands and knees. Set your knees directly below your hips and your hands slightly forward of your shoulders. Spread your palms, index fingers parallel or slightly turned out, and turn your toes under. Read More from YogaJournal.com…

Yoga Video of the Week: Crescent Purrior, Anyone?

June 27, 2016

Because it’s Friday, and it’s fun 🙂  Crescent Purrior, anyone?

Soothing Yoga Poses for Sound Sleep

Soothing Yoga Poses for Sound Sleep

June 27, 2016

After a long or stressful week, it can be tough for your body to get a good night’s sleep on its own.  Yoga is a wonderful tool that can be very helpful and soothing for falling asleep and preparing your body for rest. Read more about this helpful yoga sequence before bed from PopSugar.com!

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Increase Strength by Integrating Yoga

June 27, 2016

One of the biggest myths believed about yoga by athletic men is that it’s “just stretching” (yeah, right!). Or, that you have to already be flexible *before* you can do yoga (um…isn’t “not being flexible” why you start yoga in the first place?) Here’s a great article below by Brandon Hofer over at BreakingMuscle.com that will…

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Kids + Yoga = Better Focus!

June 20, 2016

Kids who practice yoga become better at focusing! Check out this link to see more about this and other benefits for kids who do yoga. It helps their body release healthy hormones, improve balance, increase flexibility, improve focus and awareness, and implement relaxation and meditation into their lives! Also, don’t forget to sign up for…

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Part 2: {Be}yond the Wild Goose

June 6, 2016

The five year span between the filming of the Wild Goose Yoga DVD and today includes more wild goose chases than time allows me to include!  The way God so beautifully brought all the things together is…well, {be}yond my wildest imagination (thus the studio name). What I did not include in Part 1 was the…

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Part 1: What Is the Wild Goose?

June 6, 2016

(*This blog post has two parts: below is the first part, written in November 2011; the second part was written June 2016 and is linked at the bottom.) I read a book that changed my life, or so the story goes.  In the fall of 2011, after a few “successful failures” (you will have to read…

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Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

May 4, 2016

Just a few days into last August, a package showed up on my doorstep, sent by a dear sister-in-Christ who knew my heart was hurting.  She too had wept a few tears.  Inside, I found a “bottle of tears” and a small scroll of paper neatly rolled and tucked inside.  I read the verse and…

Beyond Yoga Studio Open House

April 11, 2016

Beyond Yoga would like to invite you to our studio’s Open House on May 1! We will have free classes and snacks, special discount yoga package pricing, new retail items, and more! Come join us on May 1, 2016 at our studio’s location: 209 South Royal Oaks Blvd., #132BFranklin, TN  37064

Chapter 3: The Bigger Bear

April 2, 2016

I shared this graphic in the August 2015 newsletter on the heels of teaching my last regularly scheduled studio class.  It takes great effort to put words around what felt like the end of me.  I confess that I loved it {yoga} too much.  Things such as yoga can become an idol and our identity…

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