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La Jolla Shores 2017

I am starting to explore what it means to take breaks.

It’s something I never thought I’d need to do as a kid…but now that I am in middle school, I get it. We move so quickly, the world is happening around us so rapidly, and sometimes we just need to take a break.

After a busy 2017, I am now exploring what it means to rest and make choices for myself based on what my heart is calling for.

I was eating toast in the bathtub the other day and thought to myself: why is it that “taking a break” has become something we have judgements around?Having …


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It’s the darkest time of the year over here in California, which means colder weather, occasional rain and the smell of hot cocoa and spices.

Let’s beat the blues by keeping our blood moving and bodies stretching.

Here are my favorite yoga poses for turning inward, creating warmth inside the body, and providing the mind and body with a boost of energy.

Ustrasana (Camel Pose):

This is a heart-opening pose which, paired with steady breathing, can get the nervous system energized and heart pumping out fresh blood.

Always use the support of blocks, and remove them later if you want to take the pose deeper. …


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Anatomy: Wait..so the funny bone isn’t a bone?

Philosophy/Yoga Sutras: Yoga explores dual AND non-dual realities (which is very confusing).

Sanskrit: Pizzasana; Snapchatasana; just add a’sana and you’ve got a sanskrit name for a yoga pose!

How to cue a’sana poses: Just make an L with your left hand to remember which side is left. Also, messing up is okay because we are human and we mess up sometimes! By being gentle with myself when I mess up, I can teach others to do the same.

Restorative Yoga: Zzzzzzzzz.

Prenatal Yoga: Always remember: pregnant women shouldn’t do savasana/final resting pose on their backs, but instead on their sides. …

About

Tea the Yogi

Tea Sloane is a 12 year old, Bay Area-based yoga teacher, who has dedicated half of her life (7 years in total) to her practice.

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