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Kirtan is not a fancy spelling of Curtain
May 23rd, 2011 by Mandy Lawson
I remember visiting the home of a friend of mine in elementary school. She was of Indian descent and her home was decorated very ornately with pictures of various gods, goddesses and other colorful images. There was also music playing that I had never heard, it definitely was not the Bruce Springsteen or Bryan Adams that I was used to.... [read more]

Appropriate Laughter – Get silly with laughter yoga
May 21st, 2011 by Mandy Lawson
The first “official” yoga class I ever took was in 2001 at a gym that I was working at as a receptionist. I had done yoga before (we all have in one way or another), but never in a class setting. One of the other girls I worked with convinced me to try it with her so I thought I... [read more]

Namaste, but why?
May 18th, 2011 by Mandy Lawson
Yoga can be extremely intimidating. It’s a whole world of body contortions, chanting, strange language and eclectic music, not to mention the seemingly “perfect” bodies scantily clad performing every pose just so. To a beginner, heck, even to a seasoned yoga pro, entering a new class or studio can be a will testing experience. Part of my goal with this... [read more]

We need to breathe?!
May 17th, 2011 by Mandy Lawson
I have been told many times that I make the most annoying sounds when I am working on the computer. Apparently I hold my breath until I can’t possibly hold it any longer, then I let it out in short, irritating spurts. When I was made abruptly aware of this behavior I started to pay much more attention to my... [read more]

Yoga is for EVERYONE… YES! this means YOU!
May 16th, 2011 by Mandy Lawson
I first started doing yoga when I was about two years old. My Mom, who has always been a huge inspiration for me, especially in the area of healthy living, would watch an old yoga program on TV and I would follow along. I still remember how she would tell me the names of the postures, I especially liked the... [read more]

Mandy Lawson, Yoga Instructor at Anamaya
May 13th, 2011 by Mandy Lawson
Mandy Lawson Yoga Instructor Mandy Lawson is a certified yoga instructor originally from British Columbia, Canada, now residing in Cabuya, Costa Rica.  She is currently teaching yoga classes at Anamaya Resort and Retreat Center for both local students and yoga retreat guests. With this blog, Mandy will be sharing her knowledge both as a yoga instructor and student.  Moreover she will be sharing what... [read more]