Category Archives: philosophy

Inner Light: Yoga for Weight Loss

I know I know… Yoga for Weight Loss, really? As if we don’t have enough bombardment in our culture to change our bodies to a standard that is unrealistic and frankly unhealthy. The reason I am bringing this to light, … Continue reading

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Yoga in the News

(I found this article on Yogadork.com) New 2012 Study Tells Us How Many Millions More Do Yoga and How Many Billions of Dollars It’s Worth The 2008 study has finally been eclipsed by new data from a study via Yoga Journal. … Continue reading

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On and Off the Mat: Pranayama

“Breathe to feed the fire in your heart,” my tai chi instructor insisted. “Without air, the fire goes out.” Years of martial arts practice before that tai chi class had failed to drive home such a simple understanding of breath: … Continue reading

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Traveling with Yoga Anywhere!

I trust you all had a wonderful Halloween filled with candy, candy, and more candy. I know I am ready to get back to yoga and a healthy diet of greens in order to feel some balance in my sugar … Continue reading

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On and Off the Mat: Santosha

Asana, the physical practice of yoga postures, is what brings us together at Smiling Dog Yoga. We return day after day, week after week, to our mats and to the studio because of a shared set of core values. We share … Continue reading

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Does yoga have to be spiritual?

This is “the” question that always comes up in the yoga community, and I’ve been pondering it lately. To answer the question first I feel like I must look at what yoga really is. I looked up the definition online … Continue reading

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Paying It Forward

Our fourth Core Value at SDY is that we are committed to Sharing the Yogi Love. This could also be described in Sanskrit as Seva or Karma Yoga. We are thankful to be part of such a great community and … Continue reading

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