Author Archives: lexachernin

The Secrets of Yoga

  Recently in our advanced yoga teacher training, I was trying to convey the idea that we need to be careful about how we use the word yoga. More often than not, when Americans say the word yoga they really … Continue reading

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Walking the Walk

I am a firm believer that a yoga teacher should practice the principles of yoga in all aspects of life rather than just spewing “spiritual” nuggets while teaching an asana class without actually living it. A yoga teacher is meant to … Continue reading

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My (not-so-secret) love affair

I am in love with my neti pot. There, I’ve said it. It’s only one of the best things on earth. Certainly the best thing since sliced bread. I’m not so sure I could live without it. Not happily, anyway. … Continue reading

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Yoga for Mental and Spiritual Focus

**I originally wrote this article as a guest blogger for another website, www.lifepsych.org. That site belongs to an amazing psychologist, photographer (she took the above photo), and world traveler (She has been to Antarctica! Twice!!), who also happens to be my … Continue reading

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Light of Love

I can’t pretend to be okay. I’m not okay. The results of the recent election has me shaken to my core. I’ve been trying to work through my feelings, trying to get to the other side, but it is proving … Continue reading

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My nine nights with the Goddess

Even though yesterday marked the last night of Navaratri, the Indian celebration of the Goddess, it has left an impression that I know will stay with me. Navaratri literally translates as nine nights, and it is a time to pay homage … Continue reading

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Honoring the Divine Feminine

As I was driving the other day and witnessing the beauty of Mother Earth as she begins to change seasons, I suddenly felt completely overwhelmed by the presence of the Divine Feminine everywhere I looked. Sometimes referred to as shakti, this … Continue reading

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Finding the right style of yoga for your constitution

Recently one of our yoga teachers asked me why, after a hot yoga class, one of her students always walks away with noticeably red eyes. I explained to her that the eyes are pitta organs and that it sounds like this … Continue reading

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Pitta pacifying drink recipe

  Now that we have come in to summer practically overnight, I thought I would share a recipe for a drink I like to make when I am hot and cranky. This drink is a great way to cool down … Continue reading

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A River of Transformation

I was recently able to spend several weeks in India, and while I was there I spent a considerable amount of time on the Ganga. Known affectionately as Maa Ganga, this river is considered sacred by Indians, and her healing … Continue reading

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