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Yoga is for everyone

Posted by Paige Deiner on Sunday, October 30, 2016, In : yoga 
People frequently call and stress that they would like to take Yoga but they are an absolute beginner. They stress their lack of flexibility, their concerns about their bodies, their worries about being judged.


I always smile.

YOGA IS NOT ABOUT CONTORTING INTO PRETZEL POSES.  IT'S NOT ABOUT LOOKING HOT IN YOGA PANTS.  IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU CAN TOUCH YOUR TOES OR EVEN RAISE YOUR HANDS ABOVE YOUR HEAD.

Yoga is a journey inward.  It is about the relationship you create between you and the mat. ...
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Virabhadrasana: The Legend Behind the Warrior Poses

Posted by Paige Oxlaj on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, In : yoga 
Yoga is, on the surface, deceptively simple. One simply breathes, her body into a pose and holds it. But as one delves deeper into the layers of the knowledge and wisdom that make up the poses we hold, breathe through and release, one discovers rich symbolism in every movement.

In almost every yoga class, I teach, we do Virabhadrasana, or the Warrior Pose (I, II, and sometimes III). I have always been drawn to these poses, feeling that they have a unique power to heal and strengthen the spirit...
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Take the 30 day Yoga Challenge

Posted by Paige Oxlaj on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, In : yoga 
Everyone comes to the yoga mat for different reasons. Some people want to gain flexibility, others to lose weight and still others to relieve stress. At the beginning yoga is hard work, there is little feeling of meditation or spiritual enlightenment as your breathe through Sun Salutations, or hold downward dog... with time, though, yoga, for many becomes a way of connecting with self. It becomes a gateway for relaxation and inner discovery.  For most people that journey takes time and consis...
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Quieting Demons During Downward Dog

Posted by Paige Oxlaj on Monday, September 9, 2013, In : yoga 
Downward dog has never been my favorite pose. In fact, I kinda hated it until yesterday.  The pose made my wrists hurt, my arms tired, my calf muscles scream.... but yoga teachers routinely told me it was a resting pose. Over the years, I built strength in my wrists and it was no longer painful, but I never enjoyed the experience of being an up-side-down V.

Yesterday, though, everything clicked. I had an "aha" moment. Instead of focusing my energy on my arms and the stretching in my calf musc...
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Living Life of Adventure, One Breath at a Time


Paige Deiner My life is a wild carpet ride full of unique experiences and one of a kind adventures. I sometimes find myself holding onto the tassels, rather than sitting squarely in the middle of my "magic carpet" - but so far I haven't fallen off and I'm loving the ride. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Yoga Alliance 200 yoga instructor. I have been a Reiki Master for 8 years, and have meditated since childhood. My daughter thinks I'm a hippie, I think I am a very organized dreamer. The truth may be somewhere in the middle. I would probably be a vegetarian but I fear mutiny... But I do try my best to practice what I preach. I yoga everyday and meditate nightly. I am lucky enough to have a fantastic Reiki partner so I receive some universal wisdom each Tuesday. And I am an avid, nerdy reader. I clean to books on tape, and usually read about two non-fiction and one fiction book a week.