Tag Archives: breath

Taking a seat

Well, this is it – my last yoga class. Actually, let me be more specific (and more accurate): this is my last class for my RYT 200 Yoga Teacher Training Program. This is by no means my last yoga class, … Continue reading

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Many levels of ‘restoration’

Midway through my yoga teacher training experience I took a workshop on Yin Yoga – which is an extensive (and intensive) form of restorative yoga. If you have been following along with my yoga journey, you may recall that my … 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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Beautiful breath

Tonight I had a tech session about pranyama – which is basically breath work. (Prana = “life force” [spirit, breath] and yama = “restraint” [control]. So pranyama loosely translates into actions which control the breath – breath work.) Interestingly, almost … Continue reading

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Getting clean

The tech session I attended this evening focused on the kriyas: six yogic cleansing techniques. Interestingly, tonight’s class felt very much like a standard, Western education experience – which isn’t bad necessarily, just different. Apart from the class opening (which … Continue reading

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Where do the arms really begin?

Today was the second (of four) core anatomy sessions in my yoga teacher training program; and this session focused on the upper limbs of the body.  (Arms, shoulders/shoulder blades, hands, and a little bit on the vocal diaphragm [as opposed … Continue reading

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Invite, don’t impose

After two back-to-back classes of not-good instruction, today’s core session got back on track; the teacher this afternoon was incredible. The focus of this session was anatomy. I’ve never had an anatomy class before, and while I find the body … Continue reading

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