Change Your Language

Change Your Language Out with the old, and in with the new. We have mentioned this bit of advice in previous blog posts but it is so important that it bears repeating now and again in the future.  To do anything positive, to be successful, we must stop treating ourselves to negatively.  Not everyone treats […]

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Break Your Goals Up

Take Your Goals… And break them! (UP)! This is the second post in our series on goal setting in order to make your dreams come to life.  There are so many goals that we set throughout our life and many of them are tossed aside or put on hold because we lack the energy or […]

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Architecting Failure

Architecting Failure A series of posts on Goal Setting Over the next two weeks, Black Dog Asana is taking a look at goal setting.  We will be publishing a series of posts on this important aspect of achieving success and how without proper or meaningful goal setting, success remains elusive.  Throughout this series of posts […]

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Yesterday’s Junk

“You can’t reach for anything new, if your hands are full of yesterday’s junk” – Louise Smith Around this time of year I tend to fall into a kind of funk, a groggy period of relative inactivity and of sadness.  This time of year – despite it being summer and a time of joy for […]

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Yoga in the Square With Em

Yoga in the Square  – With Em! From Yoga With Em! We are very excited to announce that not only is our amazing friend and awesome yoga instructor Emily of Yoga with Em is teaching the complimentary class from Lulu Lemon in Market Square (Pittsburgh) this Sunday!  We will be on hand (or should we […]

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Invest in Your Happiness

Invest in Your Happiness And Change the World Around You As people, we have an intrinsic desire to make other people happy.  We have family units, friends and significant others that we want to be happy, and many times we bend over backwards to make them so.  Let’s stop for a moment, and think about […]

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H2O-My!

H2O-My Water is my go to for headaches. Recently there has been a lot of talk about headaches, and how to deal with them.  I myself have been experiencing more of them as of late.  For m, there are two main types or reasons that I get headache: dehydration and sinuses, and most of the […]

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Chaos on the Mat

Chaos on the Mat This morning was a rough start to the day for me.  I woke up with a bad sinus headache despite being all tucked and taken care of last night.  Then things got worse as the day went on.  I started feeling very anxious and could not figure out why.  All I […]

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Some Good Old Abe-spiration

Some Good Old Abe-spiration Inspired by a quote from Abraham Lincoln One of my favorite things to collect are inspirational quotes and phrases.  I bought a little black notebook one day and ever since have been filling it with uplifting words.  Its so awesome and comes in handy when you are feeling down and out, […]

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Energize Yourself

  Energize Yourself Black Dog Asana Today my mind feels blank, my body feels tired and I feel like I have no energy – creative or otherwise.  Looking for some inspiration to write about, I picked up my copy of Melody Beattie’s Journey to the Heart and opened it to a random page.  The passage I found […]

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The Many Forms of Yoga

The Many Forms of Yoga Yesterday we published an article The Many Forms of Yoga, and have been thrilled by its reception.  Here in the west, we have a very narrow definition of what yoga is.  This is mostly not our fault, as Hatha Yoga (that of the physical posturing) is the only form of […]

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The Every Body: A Collaborative eBook

The Every Body A Collaborative eBook – Coming Soon Black Dog Asana is extremely excited and proud to announce that we are working on a collaborative eBook on the important topic of breaking down the harmful stereotypes and unrealistic perceptions of beauty created and perpetuated by the beauty and fashion industries. We’ve pulled together an […]

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Remaining in the Moment

Remaining in the Moment Sometimes we find that there is a lesson in our frustration In the yoga community we talk a lot about “being in the moment” and how that can help us reduce stress and anxiety, because we are no longer worrying about the past or the future – things that we cannot […]

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Which Way to the Beach!

My mom’s favorite phrase at the beach has been drilled into the subconscious of my mind and now I’m stuck saying it – but it cracks my nieces up so that is all that really matters right?  We are at my aunt’s lovely beach house in Rehoboth Beach in Delaware for our family vacation.  Sadly […]

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Patience Please!

Patience Please! Aren’t you sick of hearing that one? In the couple of years that I have been practicing yoga, there have been many lessons that I have learned.  Self Acceptance, living in the moment, and to acknowledge my self worth have been a few of them.  There is one lesson that is proving difficult […]

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My Sincerest Apologies

My Sincerest Apologies To all of you To my readers and followers, and to the visitors that continue to stop by www.Blackdogasana.com, I owe you an apology – my sincerest apologies.  I had invested so much of my heart and soul into this website and trying to turn it into a business that I burned […]

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Body Language Guest Post

How MY Galaxy Leggings Helped My Waistline Survive The Winter Body Language Sportswear Guest Blog Post In the midst of the holidays, we find time to cram in events of all kind, despite the weather. The décor gets hung, the presents (eventually) get bought, and the only thing longer than that list of RSVP-ed to events, […]

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Spring Back Into Action

Spring Back Into Action With Yoga After This Winter This has been a long, cold winter.  Many people have gone into a hibernation like mode – we admit it, we are a bit guilty of this ourselves.  It is hard to want to get up and move around.  Survival is ingrained in our bodies and […]

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This Spring, Surrender

This Spring, Surrender In so many different ways This morning on the way into work, Moment of Surrender by U2 cam on my iPod.  It is Ash Wednesday, so as a Catholic, I was thinking about my faith, my plans for Let and what I want to/should do to deepen my faith as Easter approaches. […]

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You Do You

You Do You I’ll be me For years I had trouble with mat and science in school, reading out loud was painful, but I thought I was just struggling, that I was not as smart  as the other kids in my class.  I was not failing, so nobody else paid attention to it.  Many nights […]

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