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.

Trigger….Unhappy

  The video above talks about how Facebook makes money by triggering your negative emotions.  By placing posts on your page, that you are likely to engage with for a…
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The Aggressive Yoga Practice

During Monday's practice, I felt myself slowly sliding into anger. Every pose, every touch, every sound was pissing me off.  I wanted to quit. I did quit. I stopped well…
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An Opportunity For Non Attachment

Life is a good and consistent teacher.  She is constantly giving us opportunities to be stronger, to go deeper, and evolve. She is always teaching non attachment. Case in point.…
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To Be of Service

"Do what you can to uplift and enlighten people, but never forget your path."-Babaji, At the Eleventh Hour by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D. "Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended…
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Yoga and the Path of Forgiveness

Why do people love Ashtanga? It works. It heals. It has changed their lives. In the science of Yoga, firsthand experience is seen as the highest proof. 99% practice, 1%…
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An Ashtangi’s Journey Thorough Postpartum Bi Polar Disorder

Marcie Le, one of the Ashtangis here in Charlotte, recently revealed her story of Postpartum Bi Polar disorder to the community.  I was blown away.  It never even crossed my…
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Practice, Practice, Practice

I saw a post today where someone was going through a very emotional experience and wondered "how the limbs of yoga could help them now?" I will use an analogy.…
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Why Practicing with Saraswathi Jois Is So Awesome

You may have noticed that you didn't receive a post in your inbox last week. That was because I was in Charlottesville practicing with Saraswathi! When I saw she was…
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The Gift of the Local Ashtanga Teacher

From Christina Sell's Blog Post, the Process Works   "Q:What is the definition of an expert? A: Someone who lives out of town. Given that the majority of the teaching…
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It Wasn’t Starbucks and It Wasn’t Ashtanga

You have probably heard about the incident at a Starbucks where the cops were called on two Black men who were sitting at a table doing nothing. Shortly after, I…
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