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  Studio Before                Studio After It has been some time since I have written on our blog.  I have wanted to share my papers I wrote for teacher training with Shiva Rea, but I have always felt shy about sharing such intimate…
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30 Day Vira Sadhana

Last night was a full moon and I have decided that I am feeling the pull of strength and power. This vibrational energy is perfect for a Vira Sadhana, a practice of strong asanas.  My 30 day mantra is one to Ganesh, may any obstacles…
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Spring Renewal

Wow! It has been a year since I have written anything on The Floating Lotus blog.  It seems that with the expansion of the business I have been super busy.  Then Eric, my fiance, sells his house of 13 years so we may build our own…
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Third Backbend

Today was a really nice day.  The time I spent at the studio was refreshing and I got some paperwork done.  However, sitting in a chair for six hours straight was something I am not use to doing.  My body was screaming for some…
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Day Two

It felt great to groove to a few of my favorite beats today.  It was a hour before the 6:00 o'clock yoga class and I used my time wisely by warming up the shoulders and hips so that I could take my second picture.  Thank you,…
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Vision Quest

Vision quest - a rite of passage in some Native American cultures.  I had a vision today about a little journey I would like to embark upon.  For those who know me I have had a really unsettling 2011.  It completely knocked me…
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Nataraja

Today my sadhana was blessed with Nataraja, lord of the dance!  An incarnate of Shiva representing all movement of the cosmos.  The reason for the dance is to free humans from the illusion.  The biggest fire in our Universe…
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New Sadhana/New Moon

Welcome, New Moon!  In honor of the New Moon I started a new sadhana today.  What is sadhana, you ask?  Sadhana is a sankrit word for "practice".  In Shiva Rea's teachings there are six sadhanas: Vira, Hatha, Shanti, Creativity,…
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Prana Shakti

While waiting for the stoplight to change to green this morning I look over to the truck beside me.  I had to smile because the gentleman was dancing in his truck.  He was so enthralled with his music that you could see the energy…
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Moving Forward

The clouds have moved away and I am so happy for the light that is shining into my heart as well as the fantastic sunshine we had today!  This morning we did the agni namaskar practice.  It is all about burning away any funk you might…