Seasonal Vinyasa Yoga for Winter

The Kapha qualities outside can make you feel heavy and lethargic and/or pull you towards foods that promote weight gain or the use of recreational drugs and alcohol to cope with depression, stress, and the winter blues; here we again see the precept “like increases like.” It’s not easy to break out of this cycle, […]

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8 Limbs in Blu-Ray!

Early last year 8 Limbs was approached to produce a yoga DVD with a local company called Topics. Topics wanted to get a Blu-Ray Yoga Set “on the market” and asked us to create four classes to be taught and modeled by 8 Limbs instructors. They auditioned and chose six teachers for the project, Angela […]

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Spiraling into Solstice

Tomorrow is the powerful time of Winter Solstice, when the darkest day of the year wraps itself around our hemisphere. I have myself often missed the Winter Solstice, busy with preparations for the holidays, or travel, or just busy. At this time in our history we can turn on lights when we want them and […]

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Thanksgiving Benefit Class: The Bailey-Boushay House

Thanksgiving, by definition, is a time to give thanks, to strengthen our “attitude of gratitude” towards the many blessings in our lives. Studies have shown that gratitude has a very strong link with mental health.  Not surprisingly, people who are grateful report higher levels of well being– more happiness and less stress and depression. This […]

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Art of Daily Practice

Morning is one of the most auspicious times of the day to provide our bodies and brains with nourishment essential to perform at optimal levels.  Self-nurturing acts such as a warm shower before practice, mediation, or simply deep breathing contribute to overall wellness and may start each day in a more positive manner. Such routines […]

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Back to School

As Labor Day nears we are in the annual “Back to School” season. It’s time for many kids (and adults, really!) to head back to the classroom. For many of us, the practice of yoga starts in a classroom, with a teacher. We show up, they teach us, we learn, we practice, we progress. The word […]

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Questionland tries to GET FIT

8 Limbs owner Anne Phyfe Palmer was chosen as one of this week’s featured contributors for Questionland’s GET FIT focus. Check out her answers, ask her a question, and answer some yourself, you just might get a mushroom. Ask Anne Phyfe Palmer at Questionland Seattle

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Anne Phyfe and friends on Living Yoga Radio

One of the benefits of the amazing yoga community in Seattle is working with other teachers exploring the edges of yoga. One of my heroes, Molly Lannon Kenny, is one of the founders of The Samarya Center is a non-profit yoga and therapy center in the Central District (we profiled their Sun Salute-athon Fundraiser in […]

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Gay City Benefit

When I came out 10 years ago, one of my mother’s biggest fears was that I would be living in a world of injustice and like any mother, she was afraid of how people would treat me. While it hasn’t always been easy, I found that part of what drew me to yoga was the […]

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Pyramids of Gratitude

A recent trip to Egypt and the holidays have helped to remind me to daily practice the act of Gratitude: To enjoy the rainy days in Seattle when water is more expensive than gasoline or requires a two-hour walk in both directions. To be able to practice Yoga in America in the middle of the […]

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