Tag Archives: alignment

Balances

This afternoon I had a pretty amazing tech session on Yoga Nidra; it was completely new and novel, strange and wild, profoundly unique. And all of that can be very, very good (indeed, it really was), but it can also … Continue reading

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Yoga Anatomy

As part of the anatomy section of this yoga teacher training program, all students are required to complete 10 hours of anatomy study on their own.  Our anatomy teacher gave us a pre-work assignment to do before each of our … Continue reading

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The power of a forward fold

It has been a long time since I’ve been at a tech session – three months, in fact.  (I was curious, so I looked at my attendance log, and was a bit surprised when I realized it had been that … Continue reading

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Change in just 75 minutes

Today I participated in my second mentor-related class; and it was a rather different experience from my previous one. This session was good, but different. Here are the highlights: So far I have observed or participated in three mentor-related classes; … Continue reading

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Yoga on and off the mat

A few weeks ago I explained the mentoring component of my yoga teacher training program: I am to have 3 mentor-teacher group meetings, observe an experienced teacher twice, and take two of that teacher’s “general population” beginner-level yoga class (so … 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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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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