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Emme's Gems number 37

When I feel overwhelmed, I reach for the tools in my “Yogatoolbox.” I grab the one I have learned will help me cut through the clutter. Just like a tool artisan who patiently and artistically has sharpened his knives, my Yoga practice has helped me hone methods and techniques I can use in my daily life. I call this ‘yoga off the mat,’ and it has very little to do with yoga exercises…

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Emme's Gems number 36

There are many of us who expect our yoga practice to help us gain peace and balance in our lives, mostly related to how to deal with stress in our daily activities, professions and relationships. It is the number two reason why people want to pursue Yoga. But do you think…

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Emme's Gems number 35

Yesterday I taught different hip movements in a mobility series in one of my classes, and I highlighted the importance of protecting our sacrum. The sacrum is mentioned in many yoga poses and we hear instructions around it in many yoga classes. But when I started digging deeper and asking questions about where they thought their sacrum was and what it was for and how to protect it during movement, especially yoga postures, we discovered that they really didn’t know at all. So we did a…

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Emme's Gems number 34

Today’s “Emme’s gems” is another reminder how body awareness can be a critical component of pain-free movement, no matter if you are a Golfer or Tennis player, or if you are exercising for a healthy and energetic lifestyle, or if you are practicing Yoga regularly. Start by…

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Emme's Gems number 33

Every time we stand before a part of our life that does not feel right anymore, we are misaligned and not in the flow of life.

We experience this in a very tangible way in our body when we start to dislike ourselves in the mirror or the way we physically feel, when we get injured in our Sport or when we start to…

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“Letting go” is a practice we often encounter in yoga classes. However, as easy as this sounds on paper, or when the yoga teacher says:” Inhale and now exhale,” it is infinitely harder to implement in our life.

Practicing how to use the feeling of letting go of the physical body after a vigorous yoga practice or workout to learn how to get aware of our mental and emotional strongholds is a marvelous way to start diving deeper into…

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Emme's Gems number 31

“Letting go” is a practice we often encounter in yoga classes. However, as easy as this sounds on paper, or when the yoga teacher says:” Inhale and now exhale,” it is infinitely harder to implement in our life.

Practicing how to use the feeling of letting go of the physical body after a vigorous yoga practice or workout to learn how to get aware of our mental and emotional strongholds is a marvelous way to start diving deeper into…

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Emme's Gems number 30

A lot of people whom I have encountered in the past 20 years of teaching live in a body which feels and functions way below how we as human beings are supposed to feel and function in our physical body. 
As much as it hurts me to sense the quiet cry of someone who is looking for pain relief, energy and strength in their…

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Emme's Gems number 29

Today’s “Emme’s gems” does not need a whole lot of explanation. I just wanted to celebrate some of my older clients who are brave enough to believe that it is never too late to learn something new. I have the honor of working with some extraordinary human beings who defy their age, enjoy life and display an attitude of learning and growing which…

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Emme's Gems number 28

Talking to my students and other people about what they are trying to get out of their training and yoga practice, I often get a similar answer. STRENGTH!!

This feeling that no matter what life throws at us we can handle and deal with STRENGTH and GRACE.  I believe that is…

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