Category Archives: Breath

Yoga in the Peace Corps: Khotso and Namaste

This week’s blog entry was written by guest author Barbara Meyer. Barbara is a graduate of Whole Life Yoga’s teacher training program. She  can be contacted at For thirty years, I’ve wanted to be a Peace Corps volunteer. One year … Continue reading

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More Research on the Benefits of Viniyoga–Viniyoga Reduces Workplace Stress!

I know from personal experience that Viniyoga is an amazing tool for reducing workplace stress—that’s what hooked me on it almost fifteen years ago, when I still worked at Microsoft.  But now, research proves it! Aetna, inc. recently studied methods … Continue reading

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Measuring Progress in a Viniyoga Class—Response to a Student Question

I look forward to answering your questions in this blog.  Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail your questions to Hayden, a Whole Life Yoga teacher training graduate asks:  A student asked me today how he could measure his … Continue reading

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Sitting Pretty—and Comfortably—in Yoga Class

Whenever I see students struggling to sit comfortably in yoga class, I’m reminded of that old Alanis Morissette song—isn’t it ironic that we come to yoga class to decrease pain, then sit uncomfortably on the floor with our backs screaming … Continue reading

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New Viniyoga Videos for Anxiety and Depression

Like many viniyoga teachers, I’m not a huge fan of yoga videos, as the video format doesn’t allow for the customization and adaptation to the individual that is such a hallmark of this rich lineage.  Still, as much as I’d … Continue reading

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Yoga Teachings on Anxiety–A Teacher’s Personal Application

“I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” Mark Twain At the risk of annoying some of my readers, today’s blog is personal. As many of you know, I adore my dog. Not … Continue reading

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A Breath Practice to Ease Depression

If you’re feeling a little down and blue this time of year, you’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 18.8 Million adults, or 9.5% of the US population are affected by depression in any given … Continue reading

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Viniyoga: A Practice for All Stages of Life

I’m always happy to get calls from senior students looking to begin a yoga practice for the first time, as well as from parents looking for yoga classes for their children.  Of course, the sooner you start yoga, the better, … Continue reading

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Practicing for Yourself

This week’s blog entry is written by guest author Tiffany Blackburn. Tiffany is a graduate of Whole Life Yoga’s teacher training program.     She  can be contacted at It took me so long to practice yoga for myself. I went to … Continue reading

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A Simple Breath Practice: 30 Days to Change Your Life.

When most people think of yoga, the picture that comes to mind is something off the cover of Yoga Journal:  Fit people doing rubber band like postures while still appearing comfortable enough to smile at the camera.  Asanas, or the … Continue reading

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