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Maura’s Recommended Reading List


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Yoga is much more than physical practice. I often reference excerpts and concepts from various books and resources during my yoga classes. Instead of running for a pen and paper during the class, here is a list of what I consider to be the most essential yoga books to further enhance your practice and expand

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Thank You For Rating Us 5-Stars


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Maura is my favorite yoga instructor from VA to FL and everywhere in between! So excited to participate in your latest adventure and today’s Floor Flow class. Loved the class and can’t wait for more live zoom and recorded options from your personal website! I will continue to sing your praises to friends and acquaintances!

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A Heart Meditation


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The Heart’s Message Is Perfect Whether it speaks to you in sadness or fear, delight or pleasure, its message is exactly what you need. If voices of anger, worry, or doubt start to arise, allow them to speak and then let them go, easily and comfortably. You are learning to be with your heart in

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The Deep Front Line and Fascia


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The concept of Fascia Lines is a great way to understand how the body functions and how treatment can be optimized to increase mobility and functionality. The main principle is that muscles, no matter what they do individually, also affect tissues throughout the entire body. Anatomy Trains by Tom Myers is an excellent book to

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Yoga As Medicine

Yoga For Hip Bursitis


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When you have daily pain in your hip from arthritis (the loss of protective cushioning in the joint) or bursitis (inflammation of the joint lining), it can make doing everything from walking to climbing stairs to bending over a chore, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Starting your day with movement gets your

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Yoga For Stronger Feet


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When standing, your feet become your foundation. If you have weak feet, your foundation will be weak. Creating stronger, more resilient feet will not only strengthen your foundation, it will help your knees, hips, entire spine, and improve your posture. Ready to learn how? Enjoy these two videos courtesy of my friend and teacher, Dr.

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Case Studies, Yoga As Medicine

Your Brain On Yoga


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NBC – What Yoga Does For Your Brain A little downward dog action buffers stress, enhances cognition and keeps your noggin young. by Jessica Migala When you step out of a yoga class, no doubt you feel better from head to toe. Your muscles feel more relaxed, you may feel stronger, and then there’s the

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Loving Kindness Meditation


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How to Do It This exercise draws on a guided meditation created by researcher Emma Seppala, Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. We recommend listening to the audio of this guided meditation in the player below; you can read more about it on Dr. Seppala’s website. We have included a script

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The 7 Chakras Your Energy System


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  In many spiritual and healing disciplines, and in the world of complementary medicine the word Chakra pops up quite a bit. Here’s our simple summary of the 7 Chakras that covers what a Chakra is, and what the Chakra System is all about. The 7 Chakras are the energy centres in our body in

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Mindfulness Meditation – Scientific American


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Our minds are constantly sending thoughts and messages and sometimes the mind tells us scary and limiting things. We often don’t realize how often we’re in a constant state of chronic (negative) stress. That’s where meditation comes to the rescue. Meditation shuts down the fight or flight response (sympathetic nervous system) and brings the body

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