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PERSISTENT PRACTICE IS THE KEY TO LESS SUFFERING

In mid July I fell and fractured my knee cap. Yea, what a great thing for a yoga teacher to do, eh?!

Luckily it was a non-displaced fracture which means my bone stayed together so I didn't need surgery......yay!

And these past few weeks have my put my practice to the test.

I've had a daily practice of some sort for over the past year and a half now. A steady practice meaning every, single day.

My practice includes some or all of the following:

  • Yoga asanas (physical poses)
  • Breath work
  • Chanting
  • Meditation
  • Journaling
  • Reflection
  • Other types of movement/workouts

Forming this practice stemmed from the many years I dealt with and suffered from anxiety. Then once I become a yoga teacher my practice evolved a bit. Then again it evolved and changed and become significantly more consistent after I took a yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Training. Now, like I said above, I practice every single day. Some days a shorter practice. Some days a longer practice. But I do something.

It's my...

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The Story of WHAT'S YOUR MUD? Part 4

Here is the conclusion of my 4-part where-the-heck-did-I-get-the-name WHAT'S YOUR MUD? story.

I hope you have enjoyed the journey!

namaste,

gina

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The Story of WHAT'S YOUR MUD? Part 3

It's story time again.....

Here's Part 3 of where I got the name WHAT'S YOUR MUD?

And why not take a deep breath while you're here.......ahhh!

gina

Ps. I first shared this 4-part story on Instagram with their 1-minute video limit so that's why I ran out of time :).

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The Story of WHAT'S YOUR MUD? Part 2

Finally.....getting the rest of the WHAT'S YOUR MUD? story up on the Muddy Blog.

Here's Part 2....enjoy!

namaste-yay!

gina

 

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The Story of WHAT'S YOUR MUD? Part 1

I thought it was about time I shared where I got the name WHAT'S YOUR MUD?

This is Part 1 of 4.

Hope you enjoy.

gina

 

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Prepping For Parsva Bakasana Yoga Sequence - Side Crow

 

Prepping for Parsva Bakasana!

Shoulders, wrists, core, hips, spine, back strength, flexibility, Oh My!!!!

Arm balances have always been tough for me. I've had to work on my hip flexibility and shoulder stability and strength a lot to be able to do a couple of them.

Bakasana (Crow), and Parsva Bakasana (Side Crow) are 2 arm balances that I can do. Others I'm working on and a few more advanced ones I think may have to wait until the next life time, lol, and I'm totally fine with that.

Plus, as I always say to the other yogis in my classes, it's not about getting into the main pose; that's not always our goal. And in class sometimes we don't even get to the 'peak' pose and I'm totally fine with that (hopefully the folks in the class are too!)

For me what's most important is to teach how to strengthen the body areas that are involved in the peak pose as well as to understand the actions needed to prepare for and execute the pose and warm up the body overall to get there.

If in class we...

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