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Using Breath to Cope with Change

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

As we approach the equinox and move into spring, often changes in our life mimic what we are seeing in the outside world- the amount of daylight swiftly increases, a frozen river begins to rush, our driveway shifts from frozen to mud pit in a matter of hours. Changes which are perceived as both positive and negative can be stressful. The breath can be an anchor which supports us and helps guide us through times of intense change. At first glance, the breath can teach us that ebb and flow is natural. In every minute of every day, we are either inhaling or exhaling- there is no static moment...

Perception, Yoga, and Horseback Riding

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

I hadn’t really put together the whole yoga and horseback riding thing. I often see Facebook and Instagram posts about yoga and goats, yoga and cats, or yoga and dogs. They look cute. Practicing with sweet, furry animals looks like fun, but I never fully understood the connection. For me, yoga has always been an individual practice, until this morning. I interviewed Morgan by phone about the Yoga and Horseback Riding series she’s leading in April. She told me that, “Within a body/mind practice like yoga, students show up to their mat to find a deeper connection with themselves and to practice their very own Satya (truth). With that...

Morgan, Horses, and Yoga

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

Evolution Yoga teacher, Morgan Merrihew would neither admit nor deny that her first name comes from the Morgan horse, that noble breed that was to influence the course of horse breeding in the United States and the world. (It is fun to note here that the first ever Morgan horse was bred in Vermont by Justin Morgan in the 1780s.) But she did concede the she had the horse Jones early on in her life. As a girl growing up in the Adirondacks, she begged her parents for a horse. She pleaded and strategized. Her parents lived on a couple acres, so she made a budget that included the...

Yoga for Your Sole(s)

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Evolution Blog |

If you’ve taken yoga classes then you’ve heard the news: feet are foundation. If you’ve ever walked, run, or even taken a seat in your favorite comfy chair, than you’ve experienced this firsthand. That’s right, even in sitting the feet can provide needed support for your body. In just the same way that nourishing the foundation of a plant goes a long way in supporting its trunk and limbs, how we use and care for our feet can affect not only how the feet feel and perform, but also how everything up the chain of the body responds. Without our feet and specifically the support provided by the arches...