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Articles tagged “beginners mind”

Why I love beginners, in and out of yoga class

In celebration of the new students signing up for my beginners’ yoga series starting on Wednesday, I wrote an ode to beginners–and those who maintain a beginners’ mind:

Why I love beginners

♥ Because it takes courage to do something new & to lean out of your comfort zone

♥ Because you have to be humble enough to accept that you know nothing

♥ Because beginners have no expectations–and, therefore, everything is possible

♥ Because in the face of the impossible instructions, you will inevitably fail a few (or many!) times

♥ Because learning something new takes your entire focus and letting go of everything but the present moment

♥ Because you have to open & surrender to the teacher while maintaining your integrity to your intuition to what’s not right for you

♥ Because you’re taking the first steps of a long journey (if it’s worth doing, it’ll be a long journey), and that’s pure magic.

So congratulations and a warm welcome  to those who are starting yoga with me on Wednesday!

Also, due to tech mishaps, I may not have received all of my messages sent through my contact form from mid-October until yesterday. So if you wrote me and I did not yet respond, I’m sorry. But you’ll have to write me again.

Because of this I still have places left in the series–it’s not too late to sign up!



Top 3 Yoga Myths Debunked

I keep hearing a few yoga myths circulating on the interwebs and from yoga students’ (and teachers’–!!) mouths. Once and for all, I debunk the top three virulent myths about yoga in the video below. I dare you to challenge your mind.

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Have you heard any of these yoga myths before? Have you believed in any of them–or even repeated them yourself? 

Do you agree or disagree with me about any of these ‘myths’ I present? Go ahead and challenge me; I’m here to learn too.

Any other questions about yoga, meditation, or healthy living running through your head all day? Let me know and I’ll answer you in next Thursday’s Q and A.