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Posted on: March 25, 2017 / in: meditation, Yoga

Yoga and Essential Oils

Yoga and essential oils are beneficial for your body and mind.   When both of these are combined, you can have a more intense experience.   Different essential oils have a range of healing properties.   When used correctly, they can provide you with a more grounded experience that improves your focus when practicing yoga. […]

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Posted on: February 5, 2017 / in: Uncategorized

Pure Nurture by Kristy Rodriguez


“What we can expect from your upcoming book–—Kristy Rodriguez, author of Pure Nurture: A Holistic Guide to a Healthy Baby.” Kristy Rodriguez, Prenatal Health Coach and Yoga Teacher, shares what we can expect from her upcoming book—Pure Nurture: A Holistic Guide to a Healthy Baby. Pure Nurture: A Holistic Guide to a Healthy Baby was […]

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Posted on: September 1, 2016 / in: Uncategorized

Stilling the Waves of the Mind by Denyse LeFever


yoga chitta vritti nirodha I.K. Taimni translates this as: Yoga is the silencing of the modifications of the mind Healing Begins in the Mind – Erin Byron Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – […]

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Posted on: March 12, 2015 / in: Yoga

Recognizing the Challenge


Recognizing the Challenge © 2015 Denyse Le Fever Five years ago was my first encounter with East Meets West Yoga Center in Vienna, VA. After experiencing a number of health issues that resulted in decreased mobility, I decided to embark on a two-year in-depth yoga program. At 55, my body longed for the healthy benefits […]

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Posted on: October 29, 2014 / in: Uncategorized

Evening with Panditji

There is a certain electricity when likeminded people gather; the energy, the excitement, the low hum of friends greeting each other for the first time or the hundredth, and hugs outnumber handshakes. Community. Our community at East Meets West Yoga buzzed with this electricity on October 16th while we sat in anticipation of the arrival […]

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Posted on: September 4, 2013 / in: Yoga

Ever Wonder About What Your Yoga Teacher Worries About?

Do you ever wonder what your Yoga teacher worries about?  What does she say to her other Yoga teacher friends when they sit over their green tea soy lattes?  What insecurities and worries do they share when in meditation and Yoga workshops and there are no students around?  Well, the answers may (or may not) […]

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Posted on: August 20, 2013 / in: meditation

Meditation Flowers

My sons love making comic books and are pretty good at it, so this morning when I started to think of my blog, I decided to consult the most adorable creative collaboration team ever. Me: “Hey guys, do you know what a blog is?” Son Two: “Yes, it is like a virtual diary that other […]

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Posted on: April 3, 2013 / in: Uncategorized

Three Easy Steps To Increase Your Vitality in Your Hatha Yoga Practice


      First, breathe.   Breath is life. It is living and energetically moving. Breathing-in you create power, breathing-out you use your power to move more efficently and fully into the complete and balanced expression of the pose. Focus on your breath and how it expands your consciousness and strength. Feel your breath moving […]

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Posted on: March 7, 2013 / in: Uncategorized

Ayurveda: Awakening Your Inner Pharmacy


More than 5,000 years ago, ancient yogic seers discovered the mind’s infinite capacity to heal the body. They understood that we are all inextricably woven from the fabric of the natural world and therefore have unlimited access to the intelligence, energy, joy, abundance and health of the universe. A powerful way to cultivate the mind’s […]

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Posted on: February 1, 2013 / in: Yoga

Five Keys for Setting Intentions

This time of year is one of gratitude, reflection, and planting the seeds for new intentions or re-affirming our intentions in the new year. The first thing about setting intentions is that you have to really want them to happen. You might be amongst the fortunate whose dreams come true quickly. For most people, however, […]

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