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A40: The 5th House: Creativity, Children, Speculative Gains

The Vedas are the origin of both Vedic Astrology and Yoga. If you want to learn yoga from the Vedas, to mediation, to postures, anatomy and everything to go from student to teacher, check out the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt - registration is open for a limited time this fall and next spring. Join the waiting list to know as soon as registration...
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Y85: Beginners Vinyasa For Upper Back + Pranayama

Today's practice is a full body well-rounded practice as always. We'll do some strengthening, stretching, and balance. And will emphasize working with the upper back and doing some pranayama practice at the end. If you enjoy this podcast leave a review on Apple podcasts or wherever you listen.

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6: What Was The First Written Use of The Word Yoga?

In modern discussion of yoga there is a lot of conflict about what is or isn't yoga. Now we have so many permutations, and so many people claiming their yoga is more authentic, who should we listen to?
 
In this podcast I will go all the way back to the oldest written mention of the word yoga to explore it's definition and practice and how that applies to our modern, westernized...
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A39: The 4th House: Home, Mother, Family

What is your relationship with your home? Or your mother? Or your family? I'll share how the 4th House of your chart can help you understand these areas in your birth chart and in transits. Want to know your birth chart and what is transiting your chart right now? Schedule a reading at http://www.quietmind.yoga/astrology

Everything I share here has a yogic perspective, and if you're...
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Y84: Hatha For Heart Opening And Back Strengthening

 
If you're like many people you spend a lot of time in a certain spinal position, often without even realizing. 
 
This causes a specific imbalance that leads to stiff necks, stiff upper backs, low back pain, weak upper body, and eventually even a hunchback posture. This is all very common in our modern device oriented lifestyle in the west, but this is also easy to avoid.
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A38: The 3rd House: Communication, Subconscious, Willpower

 
Follow along with the free guide at http://www.quietmind.yoga/houses
 
Have you ever wanted to start a habit but felt stuck and unable to get momentum? Or tried to break a habit, only to fall into old patterns? The third house can help you understand why that is happening. 
 
How about your communication. Is it fast, quick and to the point? Or more deliberate? Do...
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TT5: Which phase are you in?

Since I began teaching in 2011 I have noticed there is a pattern to how I have learned over the years. Once I noticed this pattern I asked other experienced teachers if they noticed it too. They did! I began applying it to how I learned going forward and it has helepd my practice stay interesting, engaging and evolving every year since.

PHASE 1: Study the Fundamentals: You've likely heard "you...

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TT4: A New Approach to Yoga

You may have noticed there are a lot of great teachings, books, and teachers out there, but not much guidance on how it all fits together. To me, knowing how all the things I'm learning fit together is one of the most important parts of learning. So I set out to create a structure for how we approach yoga. As teachers and students. 

Now, you could piece things together by taking classes...

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Y83: Gentle Yoga For Fascia Release

Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue, primarily collagen, beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, encloses and separates muscles and other internal organs. 

One way to think of the fascia is like scaffolding in the body. It has a relative strength of steel, yet is viscoelastic and can store and release elastic potential energy. 

Under a microscope, fascia looks...

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August 2019 Horoscope

 
This month we have:
 
Mercury Direct
Jupiter Direct
Mars in Leo
Saturn going direct soon!
 
Want to know how this effects you personally?
 
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