• Letting Go of Judgment
  • A Message of Hope from the Robin
  • The Power of Circles and Cycles
  • Being Illuminated
  • Stay
  • What is healthy spiritual energy?
  • Darkness is simply the absence of light
  • Do you steal the space to heal?
  • Letting Go of Judgment

    Letting go or ishvara pranidhana is part of Yoga’s 8 Fold Path for living, which recognizes that we don’t master these concepts, but rather, circle around to them again and again.

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  • A Message of Hope from the Robin

    This morning, amidst a bright sun and blue sky, a single Robin perched high in the oak tree singing a song of wisdom so meaningful to me that I knew exactly what I was to write about.

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  • The Power of Circles and Cycles

    Yoga’s most fundamental and useful teaching is the recognition that life is constantly changing, constantly cycling.

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  • Being Illuminated

    First, the eagle was facing East, toward the rising sun, a position of reverence to the Great Sun or Son of God. The East represents new beginnings, or even just a recommitment to our daily intentions.

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  • Stay "Upside Down"

    The nuthatch, also called the “upside down bird”, greeted me this morning, reminding me again to get out of my head and into my heart. It has been giving me this message since the New Year began.

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  • What is healthy spiritual energy?

    Yoga, as well as many spiritual traditions, recognizes that the body can not be separated from our energy, emotions, mind and spirit.

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  • Darkness is simply the absence of light

    Like most people, I feel uncomfortable with the dark side of humanity, because its seat is within me. It's manifestation occurs in my mind. This has become a central theme in my work with clients and yoga students this year.

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  • Do you steal the space to heal?

    My recent experience of feeling down resulted in a greater appreciation for the potential of darkness. Holding this space for myself was very uncomfortable, unbearable even, but there were a few things that guided me through.

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siegel carter CarterSiegel, M.Ed; E-RYT500; Yoga Therapy 300, is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor with additional training in yoga as therapy. She specializes in issues of the musculoskeletal system and the psychology and philosophy of yoga. In the years following her trainings she has been teaching in private and group settings to people of all ability levels using dynamic, gentle, restorative, and meditative forms of yoga. As a Level I yoga as therapy teacher, Carter is uniquely qualified to bring the teachings of yoga psychology and philosophy into the physical practice of yoga. Carter has studied and practiced numerous styles of yoga such as ashtanga, vinyasa, gentle, meditation and restorative. In addition to teaching postures, Carter teaches and facilitates meditation, Yoga Nidra, and the philosophy of yogic living. While her foundation is based in the physical aspects of yoga, Carter makes every aspect accessible to even the newest yogi through a careful and gentle approach to identifying the needs of each student. Whether teaching to the newest or the most advanced practitioner, Carter’s style is clear, logical and at an appropriate pace to help support a student’s goals and abilities.

 

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