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Shelley Gordon

Back to School Means Back to You!

Back to School Means Back to You!

It’s the beginning of September and though all the advertising focuses on children going back to school, for me it’s like the beginning of a new year. When I turn the calendar page from August to September, there is a definitive switch in air. The temperature is cooler, the days are becoming shorter and the energy is shifting. The fun, lazy days of summer have come to an end. It’s time to get back to a regular schedule of sleeping, eating & healthy extra curricular activities. My September intention is to get back to a regular yoga practice. For me that...

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A Guide to Using Hand Weights & Sandbags

A Guide to Using Hand Weights & Sandbags

We love using weights to elevate our yoga practice but we understand that not everyone has had the opportunity to try them out or you may find them a little intimidating if you haven’t used them before. Don’t be afraid! In this post we will shed some light on how to integrate weights into your yoga practice. We think weights are great and we hope you will too! How to use Love My Mat 10lb Sandbags Sandbags are a great tool to integrate into your yoga practice. They are often used in Yin or Restorative Yoga practice. They enable your...

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Planting Seeds in Spring

Planting Seeds in Spring

With spring in the air, it’s time to turn thoughts and actions towards planting seeds of change and looking at ways we can declutter the mind and the body to make room for growth.  If you are an avid gardener, you understand the importance of pulling weeds; their growth can become rapid, overtaking small spaces with such ferocity that it can create imbalance.  Weeds can be suffocating, toxic and stifle the seedlings from reaching light.  Weeds do not intend to do this, they just grow with such desire and intensity that before long, other plants have no space to shine...

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5 Ways to Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

5 Ways to Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

Spring ahead! It is the time of year where we eagerly anticipate the return of green grass, warmer weather and a fresh outlook to months ahead.  It is also a time when the hours of sunlight become more apparent and have an effect on our sleep cycle. During this solar transition, it is easy to become ungrounded and knowing how to adjust to the time change can save you a day’s worth of grogginess and delay. Our circadian rhythms ebb and flow with the changing patterns of the sun. Looking to avoid reaching for that extra cup of coffee in...

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