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Kelly Mcaleer is Living Namaste

A self-described "fit 55-year-old," Kelly McAleer has been a practicing yoga since her mother introduced her to it as a child. The Ontario native stumbled upon an advertisement for Namaste Yoga several years ago. She tried it and was immediately hooked. "I really enjoy the settings chosen for the programme and the narrator's voice is just perfect — so calm and soothing," Kelly explains. Always a health-conscious person who also lives with asthma, Kelly was caught off guard one day when she felt as though she was having a severe asthma attack. The freelance photographer, mother of two and grandmother of three, found no relief from her usual treatment with an inhaler. Kelly experienced intense chest pain and found even...

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Diane Wolcott is Living Namaste

This post is part of our Viewer Journeys series, in which we introduce you to a yogi or yogini from our community whose story has inspired us. We feel that sharing their stories will enrich your own journey. In this post, Namaste Yogini, Heather Gregory, interviews Diane Wolcott about her recent Namaste experience. A yoga practice that feels as though it has grown cumbersome or stagnant can be so disheartening. This is a point in which many people abandon yoga, not because it is no longer needed, but because there is an obstacle that hinders their ability to enjoy and gain enrichment from their time on the mat. Our newest Namaste Yogini, Diane Wolcott, has encountered some of these obstacles,...

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Lotus Links - 11 Need to Read Namaste Yoga Blog Posts

 The Lotus Links series grew out of our efforts to share inspiring tidbits and useful information to help your yoga practice blossom. Find out what we've discovered for you in today's edition.    In the realm of No Ego, there are no best, most incredible, most inspiring blog posts that will appeal to everyone, all of the time. There are, however, fun posts that make you smile, inspiring posts that become the impetus that gets you to try something different, informative posts that teach you something you did not know and even posts that introduce you to someone new or a different viewpoint on an old issue. Our Living Namaste Blog aspires to bring you all of these things. If you have...

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Rena Phillips is Living Namaste

This post is part of our Viewer Journeys series, in which we introduce you to a yogi or yogini from our community whose story has inspired us. We feel that sharing their stories will enrich your own journey. In this post, Namaste Yogini, Heather Gregory, interviews Rena Phillips about her Namaste experience. One really amazing thing about the digital age and our Namaste Yoga Community is how it can help friendships form between people who otherwise would never have met! This is true of our Namaste Yoginis. The three previously featured yoginis all reside in the United States. Today we bring more international flair to the mix with our newest Namaste Yogini, Rena Phillips, a native of Australia! Rena's Viewer...

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Strength is Beauty as Beauty is Strength

This post is part of Sadhana, a 26-week exploration of each of the Namaste Yoga sequences. It’s never too late to join! All that is required is to try a new Namaste sequence each week – and don’t forget to post about your experiences to be entered in our monthly contests. Read all the Sadhana posts here or connect with others participating in Sadhana on our Facebook wall. beau•ty: (noun)             • a combination of qualities, such as shape, color or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses             • a combination of qualities the pleases the intellect or moral sense per•fec•tion: (noun)             • the condition, state or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws...

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