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  1. Yogalove liked a post in a topic by angieeatspeace in Meditation Techniques For A New, Individual Practice?   
     
    These are all really good tips. 
    I think what has helped me in my practice is to remember not to judge it too harshly. I used to worry too much that I didn't "do it right" or "meditate for real" on a given day.  As long as you are making time for it that day, you are doing something good for your heart, body and mind.
  2. Yogalove liked a post in a topic by angieeatspeace in Meditation Techniques For A New, Individual Practice?   
     
    These are all really good tips. 
    I think what has helped me in my practice is to remember not to judge it too harshly. I used to worry too much that I didn't "do it right" or "meditate for real" on a given day.  As long as you are making time for it that day, you are doing something good for your heart, body and mind.
  3. YogaByCandace liked a post in a topic by angieeatspeace in Meditative Experiences-   
    I don't know if I would consider myself an experienced meditator, I try to meditate pretty regularly, but I have noticed more of a sensitivity to "energy." I have noticed when I clear all the gunk out of my mind, it's easier for me to pick up on a lot more of the energy around me. I am much more sensitive and can pick up on other people's feelings, emotions and thoughts more clearly.
  4. MrBalloonHands liked a post in a topic by angieeatspeace in Funniest Thing To Happen To You While Teaching?   
    I often bring my step-son with me to class, he's 10. Sometimes, he falls asleep during class....he also often shouts in his sleep.
    One day during savasana, he had fallen asleep and shouted No! No! No! 
    It shook everyone up a bit and I had to explain at the closing of class what happened.
  5. puppywings liked a post in a topic by angieeatspeace in Yoga And Vegetarianism   
    I have been vegetarian for 8 years and vegan for 2. I am vegan for ethical reasons and personal beliefs that line up with my own personal interpretation of ahimsa.
    However, I believe this is an extremely personal decision that everyone should examine and define for themselves. In my own interpretation of ahimsa, I feel that it is violent to judge or condemn anyone else's food choices and what they mean in relation to their own personal yogic journey.
  6. YogaByCandace liked a post in a topic by angieeatspeace in Meditative Experiences-   
    I don't know if I would consider myself an experienced meditator, I try to meditate pretty regularly, but I have noticed more of a sensitivity to "energy." I have noticed when I clear all the gunk out of my mind, it's easier for me to pick up on a lot more of the energy around me. I am much more sensitive and can pick up on other people's feelings, emotions and thoughts more clearly.
  7. Jhocy liked a post in a topic by angieeatspeace in Emotional And Physical Benefits Of Each Asanas   
    This isn't very technical, but I do find a lot of information on Pinterest. I just plug something into the search engine, if I am looking up poses for anxiety, tight hips, etc. 
  8. Meugenio liked a post in a topic by angieeatspeace in What Did You Do Today?   
    I am focusing on getting in at least a little yoga each day this month, with the minimum being 11 sun salutations. I did my 11 SS this morning and then was fortunate enough to teach some yoga to my high schoolers today (they have been asking to learn and the schedule worked out where I could).
    I also had an appointment with my trainer at the gym tonight, but she had to cancel, so I think I may head to a yoga class instead. 
  9. Jhocy liked a post in a topic by angieeatspeace in Emotional And Physical Benefits Of Each Asanas   
    This isn't very technical, but I do find a lot of information on Pinterest. I just plug something into the search engine, if I am looking up poses for anxiety, tight hips, etc. 
  10. AngelaDarling liked a post in a topic by angieeatspeace in Committing To The Mat   
    Establishing a consistent practice is the same as creating any other routine. You have to be mindful about doing it, until it becomes a habit.
    Maybe schedule classes for yourself a few times per week?...a good way to start is with some of Candace's videos, so you don't have to worry about thinking of a routine for yourself.
  11. YogaByCandace liked a post in a topic by angieeatspeace in Music For Your Practice   
    I like anything by Zohar, Niyaz, Circa Paleo or Cheb i Sabbah.
  12. puppywings liked a post in a topic by angieeatspeace in Yoga And Vegetarianism   
    I have been vegetarian for 8 years and vegan for 2. I am vegan for ethical reasons and personal beliefs that line up with my own personal interpretation of ahimsa.
    However, I believe this is an extremely personal decision that everyone should examine and define for themselves. In my own interpretation of ahimsa, I feel that it is violent to judge or condemn anyone else's food choices and what they mean in relation to their own personal yogic journey.
  13. MrBalloonHands liked a post in a topic by angieeatspeace in Want To Share Your Incredible Yoga Journey?   
    I don't know if I have an incredible life story, but I am more than willing to share it. I will email you.
     
  14. puppywings liked a post in a topic by angieeatspeace in Yoga And Vegetarianism   
    I have been vegetarian for 8 years and vegan for 2. I am vegan for ethical reasons and personal beliefs that line up with my own personal interpretation of ahimsa.
    However, I believe this is an extremely personal decision that everyone should examine and define for themselves. In my own interpretation of ahimsa, I feel that it is violent to judge or condemn anyone else's food choices and what they mean in relation to their own personal yogic journey.
  15. puppywings liked a post in a topic by angieeatspeace in Yoga And Vegetarianism   
    I have been vegetarian for 8 years and vegan for 2. I am vegan for ethical reasons and personal beliefs that line up with my own personal interpretation of ahimsa.
    However, I believe this is an extremely personal decision that everyone should examine and define for themselves. In my own interpretation of ahimsa, I feel that it is violent to judge or condemn anyone else's food choices and what they mean in relation to their own personal yogic journey.
  16. puppywings liked a post in a topic by angieeatspeace in Yoga And Vegetarianism   
    I have been vegetarian for 8 years and vegan for 2. I am vegan for ethical reasons and personal beliefs that line up with my own personal interpretation of ahimsa.
    However, I believe this is an extremely personal decision that everyone should examine and define for themselves. In my own interpretation of ahimsa, I feel that it is violent to judge or condemn anyone else's food choices and what they mean in relation to their own personal yogic journey.
  17. angieeatspeace liked a post in a topic by fshliz09 in Yoga And Vegetarianism   
    I've been a vegetarian for 8 years and it was a personal decision based on how I felt guilty while eating a lot of meat. So, that's what made me want to stop. With that said I don't think it makes my yoga practice any deeper because I've been a vegetarian way longer than I've been doing yoga. For me, yoga has made me a more nutritious and health conscious eater. You can be a vegetarian and have a terrible diet compared to most omnivores, so I think it has more to do with what makes you feel good!
  18. laceyd liked a post in a topic by angieeatspeace in Skin Home Remedies   
     
    I am prone to blackheads around my nose. I do a facial mask once per week that really helps.
    I use about 1 teaspoon of red clay, 1 teaspoon of water and a few drops of essential oil (either lavender or tea tree, depending what's going on with my skin).
  19. Turi liked a post in a topic by angieeatspeace in What Do You Do For Work And How Does It Impact Your Body?   
    I am a high school counselor, so I sit most of the day. I am in a classroom one period of the day, which is nice because it keeps me from sitting ALL day. If I am not mindful of my posture, my lower back and hips hurt, which are my problem spots, anyway.
    I do some sort of chest opener almost daily as soon as I get home, to counteract the hunching over a computer and driving.
  20. angieeatspeace liked a post in a topic by YogaByCandace in Weight Training   
    I love them because they're done fast! I used to do 45 min cardio sessions and my husband was like why are you doing that? It's not going to get you what you want to achieve. (He's against long-distance running because it burns muscle or something instead of burning fat? I have no idea.) Anyway! My jump rope hiit routine is here, and for other hiit routines I just use youtube. Search fitness blender. It's a husband and wife team, and I like that they have a variety of lengths and are always switching it up. 
  21. angieeatspeace liked a post in a topic by allieoxenfree in Weight Training   
    Wow, 6 days a week!! That's impressive!! What kind of splits do you do?
     
    I lift 2x/week (fully body each time) and do a bodyweight workout 1x/week (plus cardio 4x/week). On the days that I do a bodyweight workout, it will usually be about 30 minutes, followed by a 30 minute power yoga.
     
    I also do restorative yoga every time I lift or do a long run. Candace's 30 minute restorative is my jam!
     
    Finally, I often do yoga in the mornings just for 15 minutes or so to loosen up, energize, and start my day.
  22. angieeatspeace liked a post in a topic by ssteppach in What Do You Do For Work And How Does It Impact Your Body?   
    Ugh... I sit ALL day! It has gotten to the point where my co-workers know when my back and hips get too tight; I let them know I have a conference with "Candace" for the next 20 min or so and not to disturb! Yoga on the floor of your office is kind of awkward! I loved the office chair video you posted, and have shared the link with the whole office. I'm starting to get a reputation, and I love it!
  23. angieeatspeace liked a post in a topic by YogaByCandace in Oil Pulling   
    Yep, I do it with coconut oil. I also recently started brushing my teeth with coconut oil and baking soda, and my teeth are so smooth like I just left the dentist after a cleaning. THE BEST.
  24. angieeatspeace liked a post in a topic by JayneBecca in Advice To New Yoga Teachers   
    I'm a new teacher. I completed my 200 hour training in August and I have been teaching ever since. The best piece of advice I was given is that 'you are not a teacher until you get out there and teach!' So I got out there and jumped in head first, the first class I taught was cover for another teacher - a Friday evening class of 30! I never looked back. 
  25. angieeatspeace liked a post in a topic by Vanyogalife in Yoga And Cultural Appropriation   
    Not even Indian tradition is able to accurately trace where yoga begins, not even, where yoga ends. We can only rely on the interpretation of a minimum written heritage left so I find that even today Yoga is a work in progress.
     
    At the XIXth century yoga had almost dissapeared. Under the English colonization Indians start to claim the own identity and heritage, and it is in this context that yoga begins to have a place.
     
    I have a teacher who refers to yoga as the "pizza effect". The orgins of the pizza are in Italy, but as we know pizza worldway today is the work of the italians who migrate to USA at the beginning of 20th century.
     
    Something similar with yoga. it is not until it has been Occidentalized that yoga is known worldwide. So even acknowledging the Indian origin, it is very difficult to strictly define what is tradition and what not.