Teacher Profile: Jonna Bracken

8 Limbs is pleased to publish monthly Teacher Profiles to help you to know and learn from the amazing group of 8 Limbs Yoga Teachers. This month we profile Jonna Bracken, who teaches Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 8 Limbs West Seattle and in the 8 Limbs Summer Intensive Teacher Training. Join Jonna to kickstart your […]

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Seasonal Vinyasa – Summer!

Pitta Elements = Fire + Water •Fire qualities: heating, intense, bright, rhythmic •Water qualities: fluid, cooling, calming, graceful Depending on where you live, you may think summer is never long enough (like in the Pacific Northwest), or that it’s always too long (like in the South). Regardless of your geographical location, I believe summer is […]

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Harmony Hill Retreat

Summer Retreat at Harmony Hill We all come to yoga for different reasons. Some of us seek to rejuvenate our bodies and de-stress, some to quiet our minds and gain perspective, others to restore our spiritual connection and sense of compassion. When I first began practicing yoga I needed all of these things without even […]

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Detoxifying Cilantro Pesto

I received this great recipe from Dr. Scott Blossom, a yoga teacher and Ayurvedic practitioner in the Bay area. Cilantro is truly a healing food, it has been proven to chelate toxic metals from our bodies in a relatively short period of time. Combined with the benefits of the other ingredients, this recipe is a […]

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Natural Solutions for the Cold/Flu Season

During my recent visit to Austin, I had the privilege of taking several classes with Craig Williams. Craig is among many other things an Oriental Medicine Doctor and Ayurvedic Practitioner who offers a wide range of classes and workshops related to physical, mental, and spiritual health. Here are a few takeaways from his recent class […]

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Late Winter Ayurvedic Tips

In Ayurveda, winter is the season associated with Kapha and all the imbalances associated with the earth and water elements. 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 or alcohol to cope with depression, stress and the […]

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Fall Daily Ritual (Dinacharya)

Ever wonder why we get more scattered in the fall? Think of it as our insides echoing the outside wind and movement in the air. To stay grounded as we transition from summer to winter Ayurveda offers many tools for our health and well-being. Ideally, all these practices can be followed, but if the list […]

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