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My Path Back to Health: The Story of a Smiling Dog Yogi

  Hello, I am a Yogi. My path back to health began twenty years ago, at a point when I was abandoning it. I used to be in good shape. I was a former long distance runner, with a handsome … Continue reading

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The Great Yoga Mat Debate

The Beatles or Led Zepplin?  Soy or almond milk?  Dairy free or gluten free?  Like many of the great debates of our time, the type of yoga mat you choose can feel like a simple choice, but there is so … Continue reading

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Every Body is Different ~ Bernie Clark

The Two Biggest Challenges in Yoga Today: Part Two. (This was an interesting blog post I found on Elephant Journal I thought I’d share ~Roxy) Frequently I receive emails or postings from yoga teachers and students asking for an opinion … Continue reading

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Find out what it means to me.  I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist.  Can anyone not sing that song when you think of or hear the word “respect”? Respect is something we value highly at Smiling Dog and we list it … Continue reading

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Basics Class from Lisa

A foundational sequence from Lisa with a physical focus on down face dog, fierce pose, and sun salutations, designed to stimulate and increase general strength, flexibility and stamina.  You’ll need two blocks and the use of some clear wall space … Continue reading

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Top 5 Nutrition Books

Are you a carnivore, herbivore, or something in between? What do you take into consideration when deciding how to fuel your body? I have been reading nutrition and health books since I was old enough to do the grapevine in … Continue reading

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The 3 C’s

What do you think about the 3 C’s of being a functional leader and person in your life? Competence – knowing what we are doing Character – doing the right thing, even when it’s not convenient Compassion – care as … Continue reading

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A Bhujapidasana Sequence

What the heck is that word, bhujapidasana, you might be wondering? It means “shoulder pressing pose”. I taught a class focused on it this week from a sequence I got from Shiva Rea (surprise, surprise) back in 2009. I was … Continue reading

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Love the earth!

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. – Cree Indian Proverb No, it’s not earth day, but do we really need … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Solstice With 108

Tomorrow is the summer solstice. When I worked as an office dweller I often let these days drift on by and I noticed how seasons would come and go without much ado. Now that it’s my job to share yoga, … Continue reading

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