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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Teacher Profile: Maritza Hartnett

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 Maritza Hartnett, an experienced teacher who is a new addition to our staff and now teaches at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill, Phinney Ridge & Wedgwood. Teacher […]

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Guru Purnima

Today, July 31st, with the appearance of the first full moon to occur after the summer solstice (approximately 6:43 am EDT), we celebrate GURU PURNIMA 2015! Just as we celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to honor our parents, similarly, the sages have assigned this first full moon day in the Indian month of Asadh […]

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