Monthly Archives: June 2010

Not much new…

Today’s teacher training was a 4-hour core class session, segmented into three distinct chunks: poses, yama, and Ayurveda. We studied two very-closely-related poses: standing forward fold (Uttanasana), and seated forward fold (Paschimottanasana).  [I told you they were very closely related…*smile*]  … Continue reading

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Yoga irony: Celibacy + Plank

I am going to be out of town in August for one of my regularly scheduled class sessions, so today I made up half of that class by attending a two-hour “Reports & Discussion” session.  During each of these Reports … Continue reading

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Pain, Fear, Success!

Today’s tech class was AMAZINGLY cool – but not for the reasons you expect.  So let me explain. The class session was titled “Floating and Flying Techniques” – which sounds super-cool, right?  I certainly thought so!  I really had no … Continue reading

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Even a storm couldn’t block the sun

Today was a very busy day in my non-yoga life.  I ran errands all morning, volunteered at the hospital in the early afternoon, and prepared the house for visiting relatives in the later afternoon.  By the time evening arrived, what … Continue reading

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Open those hips – and that mind

This afternoon’s core session was two hours dedicated to standing poses in which the legs are rotated externally – i.e., poses that work the inner thighs like nobody’s business.  Specifically, the instructor focused us on Warrior 2, Extended Side Angle, … Continue reading

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“Side seams of the body long…

… heads of the arm bones back.”  This was the primary “mantra” for today’s yoga workshop – the first of five I will complete as part of my teacher training program.  (Five workshops, not mantras.)  : )   Today’s two-hour workshop … Continue reading

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Hey – no cheating!

Today’s tech session was a continuation of last week’s session regarding the use of props in a yoga class setting.  This week, the teacher began the session by stating (and stressing) that using props in yoga is not “cheating”.  Props … Continue reading

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