CMYW Blog

Where our teachers explore yoga on and off the mat

Ahimsa and Tech Timeouts – By Sawrah

If you’ve ever been to a class at CMYW, then you have probably heard the Sanskrit word Ahimsa. As the first Yama, it is basically our secondary studio motto. It is translated roughly as non-harming or non-violence.We often use it as a way to show our students not to go “too far” with their bodies and to respect their boundaries while still learning to find their edge and grow.

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You Carry Your Magic Inside By Stephanie F. Earls

Browse the internet, social media or certain yoga publications and you might get the impression that a mastered practice requires specific physical ability or certain clothes, beads or candles. You might think you have not gotten “there” unless you study with a revered teacher, practice hours a day or can do a challenging pose.

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The Third Wing of the Butterfly By Mandi

Jupiter just stationed retrograde, and has been sitting at 24 degrees of Libra for the past week. The sabian symbol for this degree is “A third wing on the left side of a butterfly.” Whether or not you are as interested in astrology as I am (which is more than most people, I’ll admit), this is a fascinating and powerful symbol. The butterfly is the quintessential symbol of transformation, and this is a transformational time.

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Forgiveness By Kayla

“Forgive others not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” Jonathan Lockwood Huie   Forgiveness is one of the hardest things we can do as a human being. Forgiving others or even ourselves takes great strength to do. Sometimes, we need...

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Rebalancing Your Life: Tips for Healthy Living By Lucy

    Rebalancing Your Life: Tips for Healthy Living   At this time of the year we are all looking at our lives; rebalancing our investment s, gathering information for our tax returns, etc.   How about rebalancing our health?   Make an intention to start...

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What is Yoga Nidra? By Julie

    What is Yoga Nidra? By Julie Crantz, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® Teacher and Reiki Master   Have you ever experienced levels of stress where your health began to suffer? Have you ever had trouble sleeping? Have you ever had a question on your mind that...

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Picking up the Peace-es – By Jennie

The only constant in life is change. That’s for certain. How we deal with change that comes up in our lives is a reflection of who we are and how at peace we are with ourselves.Here’s something that, when I initially heard it, was hard for me accept: Everything that...

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The Reality of Now By Lauren

  On the edge of Southern England, tucked away along the 96-mile stretch of the Jurassic Coast, lies the most breathtaking green hills and towering white cliffs. Standing at the edge here, gazing out over the English Channel, I simply breathed, completely. It was...

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Say Yes! By Molly

  SAY YES! Live Your Yoga.   One of the yogic principles I come back to again and again is the idea of abhysa and vairagya (in fact, I wrote about this in my first CMYW blog entry.  To boil abhysa down to a very simple idea, you might just say it means a big...

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Evolve or Dissolve By Sawrah

  A friend recently told me to “evolve or dissolve.” It hit home in a lot of ways, especially as we enter a new season. There is a lot shifting in my life (and everyone else’s) and sometimes it can be hard to see where you are going and trust that you are moving...

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