Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Heart of Yoga

One of the requirements of this yoga teacher training program is to read 4 different yoga books, then submit a brief report/reflection on each one.  I have finished my first required text: The Heart of Yoga by T.V.K. Desikachar; and … Continue reading

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More of the same

This morning I had a “Tantra Yoga” tech session, which I registered for with some curiosity.  I’ll be honest: prior to today, the only reference to “tantra” I knew was related to kinky sex – and I doubted we would … Continue reading

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Yin: a discipline I am uninterested in

Today I had a 3-hour workshop on Yin Yoga.  I had never taken a yin yoga class before, and really didn’t know what it was about, so thought today’s workshop would be a great way to get exposure to the … Continue reading

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Yoga Hands

Tonight I had a tech session focused on hands.  The 90-minute class was segmented into three parts: 1) Hand structure and alignment: anatomy of human hands (27 bones in each!), and how hands should be placed on the yoga mat … Continue reading

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Subtleties and nuances provide powerful responses

Today’s 4-hour core session was power-packed physically, intellectually, and psychologically.  (And to think that people believe yoga is just some exercise to increase flexibility – whatever!  Today’s teachings blow that myth right out of the water. *smile*) We started the … Continue reading

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Little gems

Today’s 4-hour core session was an afternoon full of insights.  We started class with a nearly hour-long discussion and investigation of upward facing dog, which is a pose all about lengthening the spine and opening the chest/heart.  Early in the … Continue reading

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Flexibility in centering

This evening’s tech class was about centering: the act/process of transitioning out of the daily goings-on of “typical” life, and in to a period of time dedicated to yoga.   In the 90-minute class session, we experienced four different centering methods … Continue reading

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