During the Leadership Yoga workshop, we often take the time to practice some partner yoga. Partner yoga is exactly what it sounds like, it’s an opportunity to practice asanas with a partner. This doesn’t mean the teacher assisting the student or even one student helping another as a more experienced student. Partner yoga is two…

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On Tuesday, I wrote about the yoga practice of alternating types of postures. After contractions come extensions, backbends alternate with forward bends. This practice mirrors the natural ebb and flow of energy in our bodies, in our work, and in our lives. Yoga practice teaches us to be aware of this natural rhythm and, over…

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Audio Version Yoga is designed to work all of your muscles rather than a particular group or type of muscle. And this includes your heart. Of course, movement works your heart as it pumps blood through your circulatory system. But that’s not all yoga does for the heart. Yogis, people who practice yoga, are known…

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Audio Version Several years ago, I learned an important lesson about change management. Change can be threatening to many people and it evokes strong feelings often including anger. The important lesson I learned was that anger can actually be a grief response. Change, even welcomed change, often means we have to give up something which…

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Audio Version When I teach a yoga class or lead a workshop in Leadership Yoga, I have a usual way of beginning. Whether we are standing or in a seated position, we start as we began this series with our breath. The second component of the start of a yoga class is letting our breath…

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