Monthly Archives: January 2011

From resistance to realization

Less than two minutes into today’s tech session, I encountered quite a bit of resistance to the teacher. Long story short is that the teacher engaged in an action, then immediately told us that we should not do exactly what … Continue reading

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Lessons from a candy trinket

Today was the third Thursday in a row that I had the same teacher for a tech session; and while tonight’s topic was similar to the previous classes (the content of the earlier classes was modifications, this session’s topic was … Continue reading

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Testing some limits; and today, I think I passed.

Another Sunday, another core training session. This 4-hour long class stretched me both physically and mentally; but all in very good ways. The first 90 minutes of class focused on one asana; but this “single” pose has four variations, and … Continue reading

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Lessons from a triangle

Tonight I attended Part II of a topic that began last Thursday; and interestingly, tonight’s class was both very different from, and yet also similar to, last week’s session. Kooky, eh? Here’s the scoop: Last week the teacher seemed to … Continue reading

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A brief glimpse into true yoga

Tonight I attended a tech session with a new teacher. I’m learning more and more that at this studio, every teacher has their own very distinctive style; so far none of the instructors have been “just average”. (Which I think … Continue reading

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Sanskrit, part deux

This afternoon my yoga group had our second (and final) class on Sanskrit.  We spent the first 60 minutes (of the 2-hour class) reviewing much of the material we learned in the previous session – and in my opinion, this … Continue reading

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Yoga ethics

Lately I have been having tech sessions and class sessions that have been lecture- or discussion-based instead of movement- or experience-based; today that trend continued. This morning I had a tech session titled “Yamas and Niyamas on the Mat”. If … Continue reading

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