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Hatha Yoga North Orange County, California   Leave a comment

To improve health and wellness utilizing my extensive experience within the health care industry. Realizing each client is unique, I’m motivated to customize each lesson’s focus  From beginner to intermediate, I love to introduce people new to yoga! Flexibility isn’t a requirement. I teach with positive energy and a calming voice enabling relaxation and improved sleep.

The proven benefits of yoga include lowered blood pressure, toxins, & cortisol or stress levels. Increase of concentration, lung capacity, range of motion, body awareness, and sense of over

The ability to calm with the sound of my voice. Hatha Yoga instruction beginner to intermediate. Specializing in back strengthening or injury rehabilitation.  Mindful breathing, pose demonstration, flowing vinyasa exercises, and modifications provided including chair yoga. Final meditation or Savasana is a favorite with clients and brings on a state of bliss.

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In an age where real customer service seems to  have become like that of the dinosaur, it’s still alive and kicking at

Beata Aldridge just spent 50 minutes helping me with warmth and patience saying she liked helping people. The site is for people who provide a service helping others better themselves. I love that concept and appreciate an employee that ” walks the talk”. I know this might not seem yoga related but we’re all connected and should have the mindset of helping or serving others. I was so impressed I felt compelled to share.


Posted 01/14/2012 by brightyogalover in My Positive Journey

East Meets West Within Healthcare (The Growing Popularity of Yoga)   Leave a comment

I work two very different jobs and feel blessed in many ways because of it. As a pharmacy technician I enjoy helping serve people by listening to them and taking the necessary steps to help them get the medicine their doctor prescribed or what cold medication the pharmacist recommends for what symptoms they have. After doing this for more than 20 years it’s been interesting and as a social person that likes to help others, it’s been very rewarding.

I’ve practiced yoga for more than 15 years incrementally getting drawn deeper into the philosophy, while at the same time benefiting from the physical aspects. The attraction to yoga kept growing over the years until my decision to become a yoga instructor could enable me to share my passion for it with others. This is rewarding on a deeper level.

Just recently at the company Christmas dinner at a local restaurant a conversation about yoga started with a very nice man I had just met. I love hearing from people all the benefits of yoga and how it helps with many ailments. The enthusiasm in his voice was sincere, and it made me smile as I listened. It seems the word is getting out. Yoga is good for us. Everywhere we turn if we are under stress the recommendation is take yoga. This is much safer than most medications prescribed for stress. And by take yoga I don’t mean buy the Wii yoga program. That’s like removing the expertise of a pharmacist that knows harmful drug interactions and letting the doctor prescribe medications. I’ve seen first hand how that can be a problem. A good yoga instructor should verbalize and demonstrate yoga poses while explaining the benefits. If done wrong injuries can happen and the no pain no gain rule does not apply to yoga!

As a culture we like instant gratification and that can be a bit tricky with yoga. On some level we get it if we’re looking to quiet the mind, De-stress,  or relax. But we live in a society that promotes drugs for what ails us as a quick answer for our health issues. Yoga takes longer…or does it? In one yoga class we can lower blood pressure, cortisol (stress) levels, and remove harmful toxins. Physically helping strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. (Keep in mind there are many different styles of yoga to better suit personality types.) The benefits are too many to list actually. I’m just glad the word is getting out. Now I’m looking forward to the word turning into action. Namaste

Be Thankful   1 comment

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire;

If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something

For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.

During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations

Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge

Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes;

They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary

Because it means you’ve made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.

A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are

also thankful for the setbacks.

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,

and they can become your blessings. ~ Unknown

Posted 11/24/2011 by brightyogalover in My Positive Journey

Our gut bacteria make us unique! (via vis medicatrix naturae)   1 comment

I agree completely and know in the U.S. antibiotics are being over prescribed by the millions. Probiotics help the “good bacteria” thrive which keeps the gastrointestinal system healthy. People are uninformed about the dangers of using antibiotics causing certain strains of bacteria becoming more resilient. Which leads to more powerful antibiotics being created and a vicious cycle that’s increasingly getting worse. Our immune system can be strong enough to keep us healthy if we take care of ourselves with a healthy diet, exercise, and use supplements like probiotics that help with out harm.

Our gut bacteria make us unique! Earlier this year research from Germany, published by Dr. Peer Bork, was released revealing evidence that there are three specific gut bacteria associated with the human gastrointestinal system.  It appears that each individual’s gut is hospitable to only one of three bacterial enterospecies and this could make it easier for us to understand how different individuals respond to certain diets, prescribe probiotics specifically fashioned for the in … Read More

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A physical therapist was giving me exercises to strengthen my injured back (lumbar) about 15 years ago and he said “you should try yoga”. Anyone can do yoga and benefit from it in ways unknown until layers are peeled off to reveal your true self