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The Importance of Finding the Right Yoga Teacher

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What are the important relationships in our lives? Our other halves, our parents, our children, our besties – but what about the student-teacher relationship? How important is that? According to ancient Indian culture, the relationship between a Guru and a shishya (disciple) is a very special one, even transcending the bond between parent and child, or husband and wife. While that may be a bit extreme for our Western sensibilities, it’s undeniable that finding the right teacher is a crucial part of our yoga journey.

Yoga is a lifelong journey and the teacher that guides you on that journey is a key part of it. They will ask you to do things with your body that it’s never done before and you need to have absolute faith in them that they will teach you safely while challenging you to move beyond your comfort zone at the same time. Here is our take on how to find the right teacher for YOU. (more…)

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10 Reasons We Love To Hate Chair Pose

10 Reasons We Love To Hate Chair Pose

You know that feeling you get when you can’t put off cleaning the house anymore? You know it’s going to be hard, you know it is going to be long and it’ll invariably take all your mental willpower not to chuck the tea towel over your shoulder and head for a bubble bath. Once done, however, you feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. (more…)