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Beginning Yoga: Barriers of Entry

Yoga is very popular. It’s everywhere. It seems like everyone does it. And yet, if you don’t currently do yoga, it can be difficult and intimidating to begin. What are the barriers of entry? For starters, yoga poses are hard. The classical form of most

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Trikaonasana Trian of Yogis with Noah Maze

   Having fun with Noah Maze Yoga Teacher Training in San  May 25, 2014 Francisco Trikonasana, Trikonasana, Trikonasana…..! Trikonasana is usually performed in two parts, facing left, and then facing right. The practitioner begins standing with the feet one leg-length apart, knees unbent, turns the

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Yoga for a Healthy Back

Yoga for a Healthy Back Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center  559 College Ave, Palo Alto CA 94306 Saturday, May 24 10:30 – 12:30 $31 Click to Register Gardeners and high-tech computer people alike want to take care of their backs to live a

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Yoga for Greater Knee Health

Here are some knee essentials I synthesized from years of study and practice for or those who have had a knee injury, suffer from over use and or want to enjoying walking for as long as you live! Especially good for high tech professionals who

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Yoga for all ages Series Group photo with Patricia Becker

Watch this Interview with 95 year old Yoga Teacher

  ​Active older people such as this yoga teacher at 95, always inspire me.  I have so much respect and admiration for people who live long happy lives and continue sharing. Living Longer is wonderful thing when we do it with health, curiosity, grace. Join

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38 Ways Yoga Keeps You Fit

If you’re a passionate yoga practitioner, you’ve probably noticed the ways yoga works—maybe you’re sleeping better or getting fewer colds or just feeling more relaxed and at ease. But if you’ve ever tried telling a newbie how it works, you might find that explanations like

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Have a laugh!

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Relaxing Breath Excerises

The 4-7-8 (or Relaxing Breath) Exercise This exercise is utterly simple, takes almost no time, requires no equipment and can be done anywhere. Although you can do the exercise in any position, sit with your back straight while learning the exercise. Place the tip of

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Eating Better alliance launched to reduce meat consumption

A new alliance to encourage people to eat less meat was launched July 1, 2013Eating Better is backed by 25 national organizations concerned with the environment, animal welfare, development, health, social justice, development, faith and consumersPaul McCarthy explains why- Click Here for his short video!

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Vitamin B12?

As a vegetarian, you’re less likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease or type 2 diabetes. But how do vegans get Vitamin B12? Do fermented soy products, amasake rice drink, or umeboshi plums provide significant B12? What about the soil on unwashed veggies?

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Remember to Rest!

With the holiday season here, chances are your time-strapped are not taking enough time to rest. One of the most simple and profound ways to help reset your nervous systems & recharge your batteries is by indulge in Savasana, aka “corpse pose” a pose regarded

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Yoga changes You! You don’t come to yoga to be the same.

Summer Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga Attendees were challenged to find tranquility and transcendence in the midst of the world’s most commercial and frenetic place, Times Square. Thousands of yoga enthusiasts came together for a collective ohm on the longest day of

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Backbend Bliss

Some of us are happy to forward fold all day long, back bending is another story! However, we can all benefit from backbends to open the chest, front of the body. The kidneys and adrenals are squeezed, with a cleansing action, while releasing adrenaline, which

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10 Poses in 10 Minutes

Warning Yoga can lead to greater Health & Happiness!  Basic tune up poses you can do  in 10 minutes Walking around on your toes Hands on thighs doing knee circles both directions Hip circles both directions Lower body stead fast upper body and arms turning

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San Francisco Profile Article

Common Ground is a Palo Alto nonprofit where you can learn what to plant and how to get your body and mind into the right place for planting it. You used to have to go to two places to get that kind of counseling. A

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Yoga For Gardeners

Yoga for Gardeners A Workshop with Patricia Becker Sunday, August 15 1:30 – 4:30 pm Nurture your body, heart and soul – and learn how to care for your back and body with the best poses for gardeners. Yoga, just like gardening, teaches us patience,

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Umeboshi Plum Health Benefits

The holidays can play havoc with well laid dietary resolutions.  Fortunately, Umeboshi Plums from Japan is our best friend against a host of haunting upsets! When picked in salt and purple shiso leaves, it becomes umeboshi. Ume has an amazing ability to balance and brace

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Yoga and Digestion- A Powerful Healing Pair

Give thanks for yoga and the ability to renew and refresh your digestion. Come and learn how to improve everyday digestion and energy level with yoga poses and nutritional tips. Bring your inner child and playful attitude. You will feel better today!    Taught by: Patricia

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