Author: Shanna Small

Shanna Small has been practicing Ashtanga for over a decade and a half and is an avid student of the Sutras. Her home base is Charlotte NC. To contact her for articles, speaking engagements and workshops, e-mail shanna@wellnessfrominside.com.

The Good Old Days of Ashtanga Yoga

  In my beginning years of practicing Ashtanga, none of my teachers ever made me feel like there was a rush to get anywhere. This was pre social media. Honestly,…
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Ask the AYP: How can I help my Black students feel comfortable?

    This morning, I received a question from a White yoga teacher.   It was brought to her attention that Black students don't always feel comfortable or safe practicing in…
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Activism in Yoga

  Activism is built into Yoga.  They are called the yamas and niyamas. Racist? Follow Ahimsa(non harming Like to have sex with your students? Bhramacharya (self control) Doing unethical stuff…
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The Myth of the Perfect Yoga Practice

I had a dream that one day I would get on my mat and everything would be easy. That if I practice every day and work hard, I would one…
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Talking to Your Yoga Teacher about Pain

Pain is inevitable. At some point in our lives, we are all going to feel icky, achy, coughy and hurty. It is important to keep your yoga teachers informed of…
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You are the light in between the cracks

“I know better. Why do I keep doing this?” “I know the right thing to do. Why can’t I do it?” “I get it, theoretically, but I can't stop.” I…
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Mantra of the Week: Stay in Your Lane

I didn't come up with it. Abraham Hicks did. Driving is a tremendous test of faith. There are roughly 210 million licensed drivers in America. When all 210 million stay…
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How To Make your Yoga Practice Easier

Lets not waste any time. If you want your yoga practice to be easier, be more consistent. Our bodies adapt to the activities that we do daily. Think about all…
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