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A User’s Guide to the Nervous System — A Workshop

At The Yoga Tree Saturday, November 2, 1:00-3:30 Every muscle twitch, every heartbeat, every thought is created by your nervous system, from reflex actions to complex problem solving. So understanding how your nervous system works can help you use your muscles more efficiently, handle stress or tough emotions with greater ease, and work with pain, […]

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Breath and Asana Workshop

Breath and Asana At The Yoga Tree Saturday, October 19, 1:00-3:30 Our breath is the underlying support for every aspect of our body and our yoga practice.  A fluid, free breath keeps our joints mobile and our cells nourished and cleansed.  A calm, steady breath cultivates a calm, steady mind and a relaxed state for […]

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The Asmit-o-meter: More about Doing Less

In yoga philosophy, Asmita is one of five kleshas, or things that distract or distort our otherwise quiet mind.  Asmita is often translated as “ego” or a narrow focus on self.  But it’s not just warning against egocentrism or self-conceit.  And it’s not exactly the Freudian kind of ego, and not a dismissal of the […]

Single-Tasking: How to do less

You may be one of those people who sometimes, or even often, feels stressed.  What’s stressing us out?  I think many of us would say that there’s just too much to do, and not enough time.  We’re trying to get faster, more productive, and more efficient so that we can get more done.  It can […]