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“Health is not mere absence of disease. It is the dynamic expression of life”

 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Wendy Swanson

Celebrating Being Through Yoga

Wendy Swanson, the owner of Be Yoga in Charlotte, is an open-hearted yoga teacher, acupuncturist, healer, and transformational leader who uses a beautiful combination of alternative health care modalities, yoga practice, and personal development work with her students. Along with running her studio, she has been leading retreats around the world for fifteen years. She …

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Beginners’ Yoga: Top Tips for Starting Out

Most of us hate being a beginner; we dislike not being the “expert,” let alone not knowing anything about a subject or practice. And yet ALL of us start as a beginner in any new endeavor. Yoga, for many of us, can feel particularly intimidating, especially if we follow any “famous” yogi on social media …

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Belly Love

Belly Love

  Our belly, my belly, your belly, women’s bellies, men’s bellies “should” be flat, flat, flat. I have met very few people that are not on a quest for a flatter abdomen. I, too, have striven for this perfection as the message I heard growing up from my misguided but well-intentioned mom was “you can …

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The Nature of Pain

  Some of you may know that I was in a small plane crash in December 2007. As we were crashing I braced myself, trying desperately to “put on the brakes”. Obviously, I lived to tell the tale and I was left with some pretty profound right side low back and hip pain as a …

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