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Sharing on asanas, sutras, meditations, teacher trainings, and all things yoga I have experienced on this journey.  I hope you find them useful, thought-provoking, entertaining, and helpful on your path.  Please leave a comment to share your thoughts and ideas.  May we grow together, and learn to truly live our yoga.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation

In Patanjalii’s Yoga Sutras, the 8 limbs include Pratyahara (withdrawing the senses), Dharana (intense focus), and Dhyana (meditation, or the uninterrupted awareness). Each of...

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Yamas and Niyamas

Yamas and Niyamas

Now Begins the Study of Yoga Over 2000 years ago Patanjali wrote the Yoga Sutras, 196 short statements that are considered the source of what yoga is about. In the Sutras,...

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Real Yoga According To Mary Byerly

Real Yoga According To Mary Byerly

I am not a revolutionary, nor a big risk taker. No, thank you, I do not want to do a handstand on the edge of a cliff, nor do I endorse anyone who does. I do tend to be more conservative in my actions, yet liberal in my outlook on life. I love the discipline of practicing all kinds of physical sports and I love the freedom of play. I like to understand how things work, and like to investigate things myself typically before I share them with others. I have been a music teacher, classical musician, consultant in the field of disabilities, a student of indigenous healing techniques, a horticulturist, and a yoga teacher. Though I have felt as though I did a fairly good job at all of the things I have done for my work, I will tell you that I have saved the best for last. I am a very good teacher of real yoga.

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My Favorite Sutra

My Favorite Sutra

My Favorite Sutra In my first teacher training, we, of course, had to study the Yoga Sutras. I think it was in our first weekend (we came together for long weekends every other...

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