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Danae Moore has been pursuing yoga her whole life — though she didn't know that's what it was called. She now lives in Menlo Park and teaches public and private yoga classes across the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Breath and body meditation

Danae Moore

There are several mindful breathing techniques outlined in Buddhism and Thich Nhat Hanh does a beautiful job explaining them to us laypeople. He has also offered some different variations, including this well-known meditation:

“Breathing in, I calm myself. Breathing out, I smile.”

I recently came across a transcript of a dharma talk Thich Nhat Hanh gave on mindful breathing in 1998. I was struck by the way he described returning to our bodies and ourselves through breathing and meditation. Here’s a short excerpt:

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Another Mixed Styles class is coming your way!

Danae Moore

I'm excited to announce that starting next week I will be teaching a Mixed Styles: Flow and Restorative class on Tuesdays at 11:15am at Avalon Art & Yoga in Palo Alto.

The first 45 minutes will be a moderate flow and the second 45 mins will be dedicated to restorative poses. This is a great structure for a class for a few reasons:

  1. Many of us active folks have a hard time quieting our minds in a restorative class. One of the ways we can help ourselves is by doing an active yoga practice to burn off extra energy before settling down into restorative poses.
  2. You're getting more for your time with two practices in one — both a physically active, strengthening practice and a quiet, stress-reducing practice.
  3. This class is all about balance — and who among us can claim that we don't need more balance in our lives? In this class we balance health of body with health of mind, yang energy with yin energy, and challenge with acceptance.

I'd love to see you there! Namaste.