When Yoga Turns You Into An Asshole

There are many ways in which Yoga can turn you into a jerk, for example: You become “More Spiritual Than Thou”, all you spew is “Peace, Love, and Light”, your vegetarian (non-harming) eating habits are better than everyone else’s, your ego becomes inflated in general, you’re just a pain in general, and the list goes on. Now these are all opposite of the “goals” of Yoga, but they tend to happen anyway. Perhaps because people are not rooted in the original place of love in the heart. Or perhaps because people don’t understand the grand scope of practice, what the purpose is, and choose practices that don’t actually suit them. Instead they choose practices that just foster or reinforce what’s already going on in their bodies and minds, sometimes these being “negative” aspects of themselves.

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Restorative Yoga for Weight Loss

Many people use the term “Restorative” to describe any Yoga practice that’s on the gentle side. This could include any slower practice, including a deep stretch or Yin-type practice. I’ve even seen some teachers use slow Vinyasa flows as part of their “Restorative” classes. Now I’m more of a traditionalist, so I’m going to discuss the Traditional Practice, first brought to us or popularized by Judith Hanson Lasater.

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Ayurvedic Cleansing

In my world, CLEANSE is a word that’s widely discussed and debated. You may never have heard the word before in relation to “cleansing the body internally”, maybe only for cleansing the skin or something else. The type of cleanse I’m discussing is the process of cleaning the inside of the body - organs, tissues, blood, etc.

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Courtney Sabbagh
Class Highlight: Ease Into Yoga

I believe this class should be checked out by anyone who has always wanted to try yoga, but might be a bit intimidated by the practice. (What if I’m not any good? I’m not very flexible. My mind is always racing.

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Courtney Sabbagh
Work In Progress

So I identify myself as a teacher. (And apparently I like to start Blog Posts with the word "So". And I love to start sentences with "and", as if I'm breaking all of the grammar rules from my childhood.)

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Courtney Sabbagh
Dharma Buzz

So I just finished recording a Facebook Live video. And now, at this moment, I'm a little bit better. A little bit peppier (if that's possible!).

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Courtney Sabbagh
My First Yoga Class

I figured this would be a great way to kick off this blog! So the class I'm going to write about wasn't actually my first yoga class. Maybe I should've titled the post "When Yoga First Got Me".

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Courtney Sabbagh