28 Day Commitment 2020

Each February we invite 8 Limbs students, teachers, and staff to go deeper with 28 straight days of daily practice. Our 2020 theme speaks for itself: Compassion. With a 28 Day Commitment, we make space in our lives to experience what a stronger commitment to yoga in one’s life can bring and discover how practice creates […]

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Developing Self-Compassion

Imagine a close friend who comes to you in some distress, and tells you they’re struggling and feeling bad about themself. How do you respond to your friend? What kind of words do you use, what body language, what tone of voice? Now, imagine yourself in similar distress, when you are struggling and feeling bad […]

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What is Enough?

In January many of us take time to pause, evaluate, and step into the new year intentionally. This year, I gave myself the treat of a New Year’s Day class with Misha at 8 Limbs Wedgwood. We spent more than two hours slowing down and sloughing off the pace of our urban lives, in order […]

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Wishing You The Joy of Missing Out

December can be a very busy time. Many of us celebrate holidays and the close of the year, and sometimes we give gifts and have lists to get through. And all of this is in addition to the regular fun and games of adulting in a big city! This year, we at 8 Limbs want […]

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Stop, Thief!

When I was a kid, I had an image of a “burglar” that probably came from Sesame Street or The Electric Company. It was a cartoon of a male, wearing pants and a turtleneck, with a cap and mask. This burglar had a sack of stolen goods, or dollars, and was being sneaky, glancing over […]

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Have I got a story for you!

Our mind tells us stories round the clock. Much of the time we listen, because thoughts feel like truth, like reality. They create alternate storylines to serve our multitudinous needs, and they take up LOTS of space in our minds. I know my mind is incredibly shifty and sly. It runs non-stop, and usually likes […]

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Fall Warm-Up

Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive. – Hafiz With temperatures dropping, we’ve been reflecting on ways to stay warm. Below are three small things we invite you to try. We’ve also included a six-minute guided warming meditation. What warms you up? Upon waking, light candles instead of turning on lights. […]

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Compassionate Interdependence: A Vital Life Skill

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”  – Dalai Lama Whether we have an independent streak or not, each of us at our core is an interdependent being.  As Martin Luther King Jr. shared in a 1967 peace sermon, “Before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on […]

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It’s About Time…

Well it’s about time for 8 Limbs to expand, add another kid to the family. Ever since we opened in 1996 we’ve added another studio every 3-5 years, and at this point we’re long overdue––8 Limbs Phinney Ridgeopened in 2009! A little history: 8 Limbs started on Capitol Hill, a one-room walk-up at 500 E. Pike St. It […]

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