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The Gut Brain

Consider this: you have a second brain, it’s in your gut, and it is every bit as important as the brain in your head. This gut-brain, which is our digestive system, has a network of more than a hundred million neurons, which are in direct communication with the...

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Eye Contact?

Completely ignore any advice which tells you to avoid direct eye contact with your yoga students. When it comes to speaking to a person or group, whether in a yoga class, workshop, teacher training, a seminar, or simply a conversation with friends over lunch, a good...

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Perfectionism

Perfectionism is the enemy of people. It will keep you insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and teaching a good yoga class. It will ruin your teaching. Perfectionism blocks playfulness, it blocks your ability to solve problems, it blocks the...

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Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass extract can act as an effective healer. It contains all minerals , vitamins A, B complex, C, D, E , and K. It contains 17 amino acids. It contains up to 70% chlorophyll (when you hear chlorophyll, think blood-building).

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Daily Vitamin and Mineral Intake Recommendations

(The below table is based on my research of the work of Dr. Shealy.) Additional notes: Vitamins D, K, and Calcium are absorbed particularly well when taken together. If you take Niacin (B-3) as a separate supplement, it may give you a strong red flash on face, neck...

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On Teaching Yoga Classes

For “New” or “Not-yet-confident” yoga teachers, some simple pointers to bring into your teaching pattern: Firstly, keep up a regular yoga practice outside of studio (solo practice, aka self-practice, aka home practice). Secondly, when teaching, find time to take 2-3...

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The Discovery

It is as if I don’t really know how to teach my Yoga class, until I get in front of the Yoga students. At that moment, I discover my job. Thinking about the craft of teaching, reading about teaching, participating in teacher training activities, and ‘practicing...

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Skin Brushing

Did you know that the skin of the palms of your hands renews itself every 24 hours? Buy a long-handled vegetable bristle brush. Brush your skin, all over the body, working your way from the foot up through the leg, hand to shoulder, from the outside of the body toward...

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Blood Pressure High / Low

Blood pressure, high The result of impurities in the blood vessels. The only way impurities can get into the blood stream: (1) by hypodermic injections and drugs, whether taken as medicine or otherwise; (2) by deposits in the blood stream of inorganic atoms...

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