Monthly Archives: September 2010

A day of tapas

And no, I do not mean those small tasty Mexican appetizers. Tapas is defined as “heat”, “fire”, “austerity” – basically, disciplining oneself to overcome frustration and angst, and to accept that which we may not necessarily “like”, in order to … Continue reading

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Subtleties

Today I had a tech session focused on a style of yoga that one of the studio instructors created/invented.  It’s called “Mi-an Yoga”, and the instructor/creator/inventor explained that this style of yoga is all about energy work: specifically, how to … Continue reading

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This yoga stuff really works!

This evening I attended a tech session focused on drishti, which is where to put your gaze in various yoga poses.  In the classes I have attended up to this point, drishti has been talked about and used largely as … Continue reading

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Exploring the limits of contentment

This afternoon was a core instruction session, and it followed the usual structure: asana (pose) examination, niyama (ethics) exploration and conversation, and yoga topic lecture/teaching. We examined two poses today, actually: Extended Side Angle, and Revolved Side Angle.  While the … Continue reading

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Chatturanga Cowabunga

With a name like “Chatturanga Cowabunga”, how could tonight’s tech session be anything but fun?  : ) (Non-yogis: For many folks in many a yoga class, the pose chatturanga can be the antithesis of “fun”.  It can be a very … Continue reading

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