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I just had surgery to relieve compression on a nerve that's caused a mix of intense sciatic pain and the inability to lift my left heel (often called foot drop ) steadily for almost one year - and intermittently since opening Yoga in ME in 2013. The problems with my...

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep is a profoundly relaxing guided relaxation. It is appropriate for anyone regardless of level of physical fitness or experience with yoga.

In a Yoga Nidra class, you will be guided to a state of consciousness somewhere between being awake and asleep that is deeply relaxing. For those of us who do not feel rested from our night-time sleep, Yoga Nidra can provide the rest we crave. For many of our students, especially those living with the effects of trauma, Yoga Nidra provides the first real rest they’ve had for years.

Summer Reading: Five Books to Bring Yoga Into Your Everyday Life

Summer weather and slowing down makes the perfect conditions for afternoons spent reading. On a beach, by a lake, or lounging in a favorite chair while the sun casts leafy shadows across the room. Ahhh. If you're looking for some good books, I've gathered some of my...

Our Favorite Salad Dressing Recipe

As our garden shifts into full swing, we have the privilege to eat the most delicious salads we can dream up and oodles of fresh, healthy greens through the summer and well into the fall. With such high quality and tasty vegetables, we don't find much need to do much...

July 4 and PTSD

As we approach Independence Day on July 4 in the United States, many of us feel gratitude for the veterans and active military duty personnel that make this freedom possible. At Yoga in ME, we strive to provide a safe place for everyone that walks in our door. And,...

Spring Fresh New View

Seeing Things Clearly The official start of spring doesn't always feel like very much like spring if you live in Southern Maine. At least not very consistently. There are a few things, like daffodils, that loudly announce to even the most stoic Mainers that spring is...

Present Moment Awareness: WHY does it matter?

I spent the weekend of Mother's Day 2006 at AMC's Cardigan Lodge in New Hampshire doing volunteer trail work with my daughter, Marie. It turned out to be a good thing we had stopped on the way there to buy some quality rain gear because it rained the entire weekend....

Can you be happy BEFORE?

I spent the last week in Costa Rica, one of the most amazing places on the planet, with my teacher, Beryl Bender Birch - one of the most amazing and inspiring people I know. On the first morning of the retreat, Beryl set the stage for the week by reminding us that...

That shouldn’t happen to you!

"That shouldn't happen to you, with all that yoga you do." Many times over the course of healing from a crippling bout of sciatica, I heard this comment. It exemplifies a misconception I find to be fairly common. People seem to have the idea that there are things we...

A Yoga Tragedy

A Yoga Tragedy by Sue Mickey At 5:30 pm, Friday November 2, 2018 a man opened fire at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida. 21-year-old Maura Binkley and 61-year-old Dr. Nancy Van Vessem were killed in the attack. Five others were injured. Maura and Nancy were...

It’s yin season!

Yin Yoga for Clarity this Fall The temperature is cooling off. The wind is drier. There is less sunlight. Nature is telling us it's time to drop inside our bodies and open those drier tissues after the yang heat and activity of summer. The nature of yin is lunar,...

Managing Pain: Opioids and Yoga

Guest blog by Yoga in ME student, Lauren B Cape Opioid addiction has been in the forefront for several years. Although opioids can be very helpful for those suffering, they can also trigger a larger problem. As someone who suffers chronic pain from scoliosis, which...

Acceptance

There is no denying the transformational power of yoga practice. People often start yoga looking to change their lives or change something about themselves. They come to yoga looking to lose weight, get stronger, improve balance, or feel better about their bodies....

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