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Yoga Sūtra 2.46:
The posture should be steady and easeful.

The Yoga Sūtras of Patanjali is a collection of 196 axioms about yoga. Of the 196, asana -the physical practice - is referenced specifically only three times. Sūtra 2.46: sthira-sukham-āsanam, says that the posture should be steady and easeful. There should be balance.

In yoga, Sūtra 2.46 can also be translated into “strength and ease”. When one area of the body is holding strong there should be ease in other areas. It’s all about balance. No matter the type of yoga you are doing, calming the mind, focusing on the breath, and finding ease where you can, is important because it allows you to tap into the strength of your body and mind.  Balance is potent.

​In today’s fast paced world, finding and keeping a balanced life is more important than ever. Practicing the concept of Sthira-sukham daily on and off your mat can help you find much needed balance in your life and reach your fullest potential.

​The 2.46 logo was inspired by the Sanskrit words for strength and ease: sthira-sukham-āsanam - स्थिरसुखमासनम्.

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Hi! I'm Justina!!

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Hi! I’m Justina, and balance has been a theme of my life for a very long time.  In a previous life, I sold wine and spent time in the vineyards learning how wine is made. I was fascinated by older vines. They can be gnarly and scraggly but grow deep and strong and produce something so elegant. This balance between strength and beauty always struck me. When I began practicing yoga over 12 years ago and heard the yoga Sutra 2.46, I was similarly enchanted. Sthira sukham asanam: “The posture for yoga meditation should be steady and easeful.” I tried to keep that balance at the forefront of my mind whenever I practiced.

Initially, I fell in love with the strength I developed and the meditative state I found in Power Vinyasa. But as my body changed, my practice evolved, and I realized I needed to balance out the Power Vinyasa with more stillness. Power shifted to slower Vinyasa, and I expanded my practice and teaching to include Yin Yoga. My body felt good, and my mind was calmer, but I craved rest and I found that in Yoga Nidra.

Through Vinyasa, Yin, and Yoga Nidra, I have truly found the means to create more balance, more sthira and sukha -- steadiness and ease -- in my life. I would love to share it with you!

I teach online and in studios around Boise, Idaho. Before moving to Boise, I lived on both coasts and in Europe and the Middle East. A lover of food, wine, and travel, I share this nomadic life with my husband, son, and kitty! 

I am an, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP and I hold the following certifications:

  • 200-HR YTT from Namaspa in Bend, OR

  • 300-HR from True North Yoga in Boise, ID

  • 60-HR Certificate: Yin Yoga from Evoke Energy Yoga

  • 100 – HR Certificate: Yoga Nidra, Hilary Jackendoff

  • 50- HR: Certificate: Yin Yoga. Berinie Clark

  • 20-HR Certificate: Yin Yoga: The Functional Approach with Paul Grilley

  • 20-HR Certificate: Chinese Medicine for Yoga Online with Jennifer Raye

  • Tier 1 - Baptiste Power Yoga with over 300 hours of training in Power Vinyasa

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