Author: Theresa Widmann

Theresa Lyn Widmann is a yoga and meditation instructor, gong master and community uplifter who uses her superpowers to help people heal and create the life of their dreams. Founder of Anahata Yoga and Healing Arts, she believes in the supreme power of compassion to heal ourselves and our communities and is driven by this defining principle in all her work. She shares her passion for community building as the Board President for the non-profit, O+ Festival, an organization which empowers communities to take control of their collective well-being by exchanging the art of medicine for the medicine of art. When not in the studio, she works to bring yoga, meditation and sound healing to women and children who are survivors of domestic violence and others who are not often able to regularly access these services. If there’s any spare time in the day, she might be caught writing, strumming her guitar or digging in the dirt.

An Epic Elimination Diet

I am writing this somewhere in time and space during the great global pause resulting from COVID19 in the year 2020. I am writing it for myself as much as I am for anyone who resonates with it. It’s an analogy that I cannot shake from my consciousness. The gift in all of this, if […]

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Pooping in Public: What Are You Afraid Of?

Don’t worry, I’m not going to get graphical here. Just talking fear and how our poop can be affected by it. I know many of you (at least many of you women) can relate to that uncomfortable situation where the bathroom is just too close for comfort. Maybe it’s the person in the stall next […]

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More Than Coincidence

A Letter to My Mailing List: I wanted to tell you a little story about this email I am sending right now. All week, well actually starting a few weeks ago, I started to prepare for its creation. I was meeting with Miguel, a teacher at Anahata about the cleanse that he’s doing in November, […]

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Mixing Things Up

Routines are super helpful and important when it comes to certain aspects of our life. It helps us when learning something new. We need to be consistent in our practice if we are to really master something so having a routine for practice is key. This also means that once we do something well it […]

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When the Heart Wants to Close

My last article was about centering on Love and the heartspace, but what happens when the heart wants to close? There’s nothing to center on, so where do you go? Where do you find your footing, your foundation? I am going to share something personal about my own heart closing recently. Most of us have […]

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Centering LOVE

Last season, in alignment with the Spring Equinox, we made a conscious decision to center Love, a rebirthing as Love I dubbed it. I started to write this blog post back then but never finished it. Lucky world, I am feeling called to shout it even louder now. After Love’s most recent publicity via the […]

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Open Your Mind to Free Your Soul

The other morning while doing my yoga set, my mind found an interesting perspective. (Thank you, yoga.) For the past few weeks I have been doing a specific yoga set, a Kriya in Kundalini Yoga parlance, called the Pituitary Gland Series. It’s a series of about 10 different poses or asanas. When I first begin […]

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The Rituals of Spring

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, the Vernal Equinox is upon us. Vernal, meaning Spring, but also fresh, new and youthful, aligns perfectly with what is unfolding within us and all around. For those of us living just the right distance from the equator, life is beginning to awaken in its many forms. Green […]

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Kundalini Yoga is Weird

As a teacher of Kundalini Yoga, I am often asked what it’s like. Most people asking this question either have not heard of it, being a lessor popular style of yoga, or if they have, they associate it with a crazy amount of breathing or as a cult for white people wearing turbans. (Yes I […]

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Paying Homage to America, the Melting Pot

A long, long time ago, when I was in High School, I was adamant that I was moving to Europe, or South America, or somewhere other than the United States. I was angry. We were fighting with Iraq (over oil), and we still weren’t acknowledging how terrible we were to Africans and Native Americans when we […]

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