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Laura Venecia Rodriguez
Washington, DC metro area
Inspirational Writer/Public Speaker on the practical application of ancient wisdom, techniques, and stories to create a more magical life.
Interests: Spirituality, health, etc.), French, Spanish, rock, jazz, public speaking, fitness, funk, hip-hop - sort of), art appreciation, worldwide travel., books (especially about entrepreneurship, spirituality, and self-development), music of all kinds (especially classical and flamenco jazz guitar); freestyle dancing (to music with a heavy bass beat like Zumba!)
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Laura Venecia Rodriguez, The Mentor for Yoga Beginners Who Practice at Home Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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Laura Venecia Rodriguez, The Beginners' Yoga at Home Coach Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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https://www.typepad.com/site/blogs/6a00e54fd47339883400e54fd4733b8834/post/6a00e54fd4733988340240a48f47ce200b/edit# Laura Venecia Rodriguez, The Beginners' Yoga at Home Coach Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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Movement 1 Movement 2 Movement 3 Movement 4 Neck Rolls How to do the pose: 1. Stand or sit erect and relaxed with your hands and arms at your sides or on your knees if seated. 2. Breathe in and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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You can find Donna Fahri's book at: https://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Mind-Body-Spirit-Wholeness/dp/0805059709/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1546618421&sr=8-1&keywords=donna+farhi And, to listen to the relaxing and moving theme music from the movie, Chocolat, click on the youtube video below! Yours for creating a magical and powerful yoga practice in 2019! Laura... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2019 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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Have insomnia? Join me in an experiment this month. Below are instructions for the alternate nostril breath and neck rolls Alternate Nostril Breath Type of yoga pose: Can be done seated or lying down Body parts targeted: Lungs and nervous... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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Want to maximize your yoga practice!? Ask yourself, "why do I gain so much energy in my mind, body, and spirit, every time I practice yoga? For more information on using afformations see previous posts from Nov. 17 and Nov.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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If you embrace the idea that your yoga practice is a "gift" to yourself, you can more easily create the time for daily practice. Yours for giving yourself the "gift" of daily yoga. Laura Venecia Rodriguez, the Yoga Beginner's Coach... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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I love practicing yoga in the comfort of my home! This morning, as I was thumbing through the August 2017 edition of the Yoga Journal, I found the editor in chief's interview with yoga instructor Caley Alyssa about the importance... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2017 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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I have been practicing daily yoga for 47 years (except during late pregnancy or when certain events interfered with my practice). Like anything else, it's easy for such a routine to become "routine." Just like a long-term relationship, you need... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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Consider adding the above yoga book to your library. It teaches 47 poses you can do at home! I periodically comb the digital "shelves" of Amazon.com for new books that provide guidance to yogis who practice at home. Recently, I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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A week ago (June 4, 2017), I had fun sharing my daily yoga practice with my Wellesley College classmates. In the above 2 photos, I demonstrate the bow and the half-locust poses. I try to avoid using cliches, however, it's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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During my prayer and meditation time this Memorial Day morning, I gave thanks for our military personnel who are so brave and put their entire lives on the line to protect our country. It's a commitment that I must admit,... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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Yesterday, one of my high school classmates, Dale, sent me a video, much like the one below (which is an advertisement by respected yoga instructor Lucas Rockwood with whom I am a bit acquainted and seems pretty good) and asked... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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The child pose is a wonderful restorative post that I do between other yoga poses. I had a wonderful Mother's Day, yesterday. We enjoyed spectacular weather here in metropolitan Washington DC - radiant sunshine and warmth after days of unseasonably,... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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My yoga book for beginners came out six years ago - on May 6, 2011. I cannot believe that six years have passed since I first published my yoga book! Excuse the cliches, but It truly was a four-year part-time... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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As I mentioned a few weeks ago as part of my "yoga spring cleaning," I felt I needed to start learning a few new poses to add to my regime. Since maintaining balance still challenges me, I felt that I... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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The arm and leg stretch is a yoga balance pose I alternate with the Eagle pose. Greetings fellow at home yogis! As I said in last week's refresher on the Eagle Pose, improving balance is important. And, I was drawn... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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I practice the Eagle, an important balance pose, every other day - alternating it with another balance pose, the Arm and Leg Stretch. In her wonderful book, Yoga Sparks: 108 Easy Practices for Stress Relief in a Minute or Less,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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The alternate nostril breath technique can calm your nerves and relieve stress Two weeks ago, the local Washington DC metro area mini-newspaper, the Express (handed out at metro stations), had an article with a not so surprising title: "The Art... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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"Spring cleaning" my yoga practice this year will begin with donating this 8-year old yoga mat to my local animal shelter! We are almost officially two weeks into spring. Perhaps you've begun the annual ritual of spring cleaning your house,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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Persistence is power. Also, the tenet, "no pain is all gain" in yoga enables you to safely master challenging poses like the plough. Last week I gave you the first part of a quiz to assess your ability and actions... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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(Yoga arm and leg stretch shown above) "Consistency is more important than intensity" - this is a core tenet of a creating a successful home yoga practice Wow - we are already more than half-way through March 2017! About a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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I do the shoulder stand daily - holding it for 1-3 minutes and it reminds me just a bit of the Hanged Man in the Tarot. In a recent issue of Yoga Journal, yoga instructor Briohny Smyth said that inversions... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!
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The musical score above is a slow (that's why it's called "Andante") classical guitar piece that I played years ago-back in the late 1960s and early 1970s. And, it could pair well with a slow, gentle home yoga practice. However,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Yoga at Home for Absolute Beginners!