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Dance-like yoga sequencing has a lot in common with choreography – smooth, flowy, and fun. Elite athlete yoga sequencing tends to be biomechanically oriented around the musculoskeletal system.
And while these two general approaches to sequencing yoga may be appropriate for those who are interested in dance, fitness, or athletics, many people seek out yoga for a different reason – mental health.
When we got to the studio, we slipped into the back of the room. He didn’t introduce me because the class was about to start. The teacher was friendly, young and flexible. As the class progressed,
No one has an obligation to be an emotional dumping ground for anyone else – family or otherwise, even if you are a sensitive person – but learning to gracefully navigate feedback in relationships is a true test of the validity of your practice.
Love Your Stretch Receptors By Kristine Kaoverii Weber | August 11, 2023 COMMENTSBreathing is really complicated – one of those topics where the more I study it, the bigger it seems to get. Today I want to share just a little something about a critical part of the...
Inheriting an “old lady yoga studio” IMHO, is probably the best thing ever for an aspiring studio owner. It’s amazing to have wise older women populating your space! From there, you have an opportunity to experiment, try new things, slowly build up other followings,
She showed up for a few classes. She was tall and thin with short, neat, graying hair, simple black framed glasses, and an athletic body. However she didn’t last long, after just a few weeks she dropped out. I’ll admit I felt deflated.
lateral bends can be very function for supporting the myofascia (musculature + fascia) of breathing, and thereby support the health and function of the respiratory system – that’s functional!
If your yoga practice isn’t functional to begin with, what have you been doing to yourself? and, for teachers, what have you been teaching others? Have the past 3 decades of yoga in the west been such a dysfunctional mess that now the consensus is that a new style of asana practice must be developed to counter the effects? In order to rectify the problems created by ignoring biomechanics and individual differences for so long?
Anger can be an important catalyst – it fuels activism which then can initiate necessarily cultural changes. Change won’t happen if someone doesn’t say something.
Today I’m going to write a little bit about one of the kleshas, asmitā, often translated as “egotism.” But I think I’ll first set it up with an anecdote. When I started teaching at the Y way back when, I had a couple who came to class ready to rumble. They tied their bandanas tight, slid their mats up close, sat down and glared, daring me to kick their asana.