Breath Retention in Pranayama

There are multiple health benefits of doing “breath hold.” An average healthy person with no special training can hold his (or her) breath for about half a minute. Increasing the hold time gives more opportunity for the inhaled air to pass through the thin lining of the air sacs and into the blood vessels which […]

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Coming to center

Our minds, they are tough to control. I know mine is! And that’s why I’m a yoga practitioner. When I was introduced to the practice in 1996 it was immediately clear that the combination of postures, with attention to breath, gave me a clearer mind, one more able to focus and concentrate. I was able […]

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One Breath at a Time

The power of one breath never ceases to amaze me. I can be tightly wound, worried, or on alert, and one slow, deep breath, especially one into the back of my body, leaning back in my chair, or dropping into my heels, and I am on the path back to presence, moment-to-moment mindfulness, relief. Our […]

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Mindfulness Meditation for Chaotic Times

3 Reasons to Meditate when the Sh#t Hits the Fan According to the field of complexity science, complex systems all go through periods of chaos, chaos defined as a system that is “difficult to predict.” If we look at history through this lens, what we see are times of Order and Chaos: Dickens began an […]

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Chanting AUM

Whew! You just made it to your favorite yoga class right before the doors closed! Then you sheepishly squeeze your mat in between two students who, of course, were resting with their eyes closed. You apologize for disturbing their peace, all the while promising yourself like the millionth time to be 10 mins early next […]

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Rock Steady

I don’t know about you all, but there hasn’t been much in my life lately that has been static. Our planet and are society are experiencing rapid change, while a virus moves swiftly and continuously through our cities and towns. And we are all trying to absorb and process this lightening pace, when our bodies […]

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Beyond Asana

Some of you may think of 8 Limbs as a place to tend to your body and mind, a replacement for a gym or a workout, but you hopefully also know that we are a school, a place to study yoga, and yourself. Our name 8 Limbs Yoga Centers refers to the eight limbs of yoga, […]

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Free Outdoor Yoga!

We have really missed you all and want to get together in person! Click here for upcoming offerings! It’s FREE, no registration required, but please be sure you’ve completed our Student Waiver. Arrive wearing your mask, bring your mat, and wear an 8 Limbs shirt if you have one! Social distancing required, mats must be […]

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To see who we truly are

We all have our patterns. One of mine is to feel an all-encompassing obligation to do everything, for everyone, all the time, which can lead to feeling so overwhelmed that I wind up doing not enough for anyone. Not a winning combo. Thankfully, yoga provides tools to examine our patterns, and while away from work […]

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