Tara Rachel Jones inspired by Surya’s Majestic Yoga Studio Spring Cleanse 2014

Tara Rachel Jones

Tara Rachel Jones 7:33am Apr 9
First of all, as a Yoga teacher, Aspirant, Zen Shiatsu practitioner and longtime student of Chinese Medicine, Macrobiotics and Ayurveda, I am humbled by this wonderful compilation for detoxing written by Surya Little. Embarking on this cleanse, has renewed my commitment to my practice and to the idea that detox of the organs is about warming and nourishing NOT depravation. As I savored my stomach/spleen building stew for breakfast, prepared my juices and broth, I felt softened and relaxed. This cleanse, for me, is just the beginning of a restored approach to balance and being present to all those I serve in my life. Blessings


Don’t Hold Your Breath

Don’t Hold Your Breath

You don’t have to do yoga to know that you should not “hold your breath”. Yet in order to make it through a topsy turvy time it is common for people to do just this. When we say “holding your breath” we do not simply mean not inhaling. Of course, people rarely “hold their breath” for without breath there is no life and by way of a long held breath, you might end up passed out on the carpet! It is more common for people to constrict their blood vessels, clench their nerves or tighten their sphincters in order to get by.

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