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How Often Should You Practice Yoga?

By Kate Saal | July 27, 2011

This would be a very short post if the answer were merely “every day”. It depends on what you mean by the question.  Do you mean? How often should I take a yoga class? How often should I do the physical practice of yoga to get a benefit from it? If I practice more, will…

Yoga We’re Not Just Singing Kumbaya

By Kate Saal | April 20, 2011

It’s not unusual for someone to come up after class and say, “Is it normal to feel like you’re, “losing it” in class?” Other variations of this are: I didn’t know yoga would affect my emotions. Why did I wait so long to do this? I feel sooooo good after I practice. My life outside…

How To Get Started with Yoga?

By Kate Saal | February 15, 2011

One of the most common sentiments people express about trying yoga is, “I’m not flexible enough to do that.”  And it got me to wonder…. “What do people think about yoga?” The comments seem to fall into a few categories. 1)   I’m not flexible, or “stretchy” enough.   I’m out of shape and have no sense…

Yoga Can Help in the Most Difficult Life Situations

By Kate Saal | February 8, 2011

William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility near Birmingham is home to Alabama’s most violent prisoners.  In fact a third of this prison population will most likely call it home for the rest of their lives.  To call it a challenging place to live is an understatement.  It is named for an officer killed there in 1990.…