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Nancy DePutter
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I am a yoga teacher, passionate to share the many gifts of this beautiful practice...on and off the mat!
I am a yoga teacher, passionate to share the many gifts of this beautiful practice...on and off the mat!

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Unplugged
Last week I hopped on a train to spend a couple days with my daughter. It's rare to have that time with her so I didn't hesitate to accept the invitation. While I was getting a few things packed my mind was on whether I should take my computer, my iPad or j...
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From This Day Forward
Last weekend my husband and I celebrated our
39 th wedding anniversary. I have to admit, the last few
years it was 30 something in my brain, so when I realized it was 39-
it stopped me in my tracks. Literally.  Something about that number made me rewind all...
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And This Too
Yesterday was rough. I had 2 medical
procedures and the preparation ahead of time left me feeling super
nauseous and headachy. It was one of those days that seemed to go on
forever- not in a good way.   But last night as I was lying in bed,
I began review...
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There is an Buddhist expression in meditation called the 'monkey mind'. It describes the jumping around of the mind, unsettled and restless, pausing   briefly on a thought that pops up before moving onto the next. Imagine a monkey swinging from branch to br...
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Taming the Monkey Mind
There is an Buddhist expression in meditation called the 'monkey mind'. It describes the jumping around of the mind,  resting briefly on one of the many thoughts that pop up before moving on to something else  back and forth, in constant motion-. The monkey...
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Christmas is a bit of a yin/yang time
for me. As much as I don't enjoy all the commercial hype around it, I
do love family being together, planning and making Christmas dinner
with my girls and their husbands, and the traditions- both new and
old that are u...
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Lessons from a Kitten
A week ago I walked into a pet store and walked out with a silver tabby kitten. I knew she had me as soon as the cage opened, and she nuzzled into my neck, purring loudly. We had found each other. Mimi has breathed new life into our home and my heart is so ...
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Just Today
We left for Italy at the end of September. Before we boarded, yoga mat in tow, healthy food, and running gear, I said to my husband "I'm sticking with my routine while we're away- eating healthy, running and practising yoga! I said it with such conviction I...
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Just Start Again
Like a lot of people in the summer, I give myself a little slack from regular routines. Summers seem to fly by, so I love spending time outdoors to take full advantage of this beautiful weather. I also admit I've taken a break from yoga for a couple of week...
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Mindfulness- Off the Mat
I often speak of developing mindfulness in our practice of yoga. On the mat is an excellent way of teaching our brains to slow down long enough to become aware of our breath and the inner landscape of our physical, and emotional states. In doing so, we can ...
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