Monthly Archives: October 2015

weekend #7 reflections

this is my initial “brain dump” for the homework sequence this week. i sometimes have a hard time getting started, and this week is no different. but i had a pose in mind, wheel, and i wanted my sequence to build to it nicely and have a nice counter/cooling sequence at the end, so i […]

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post weekend #6 thoughts on letting my insides out

i hate journaling. i feel exposed, and i can’t have that. well, at least in the past, like before right now. it is suddenly dawning on me that to truly embrace yoga and the path i have chosen, and in order to develop and hone my authentic Yoga Voice, even more important than learning how […]

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What would it be like to soften the grip?

i have two close relationships that cause difficulties for me. they can both knock me off-balance, and have many times. the last month or so i have had several opportunities to maintain healthy boundaries, but after getting this homework (well really long before then, but learning sometimes has a curve) i have been considering what […]

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weekend #6

this was a big weekend for me. i loved our friday evening session with denice. the asana was great for me, nice slow groin and hip work. i tried to use one of her pose sequences in my 60 minute sequence, didn’t quite get it right but i will keep trying. it started with one-legged […]

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weekend #5 – the subtle body

Carrie’s talk on the subtle body, layering many schools of thought into a larger understanding of yoga and the subtle body. i appreciated her perspective. i remember hearing teachers in massage school say “there is no overlap between the chinese meridians and the western nervous system”. this sounded so incomplete to me at the time, […]

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“Like training a puppy, be kind, gentle, and consistent.” – What issue is arising for you right now around yoga and Asteya?

nischala joy devi offers this translation for Astheya – generosity, honesty. as in sutra 2.37 – Abiding in generosity and honesty (Astheya) material and spiritual prosperity is bestowed. i steal time from myself on a regular basis with social media and a couple of other intensely wasteful activities. i am uncomfortable with admitting them all. […]

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anatomy of diaphragmatic breathing

come to a relaxed but attentive position. after your next exhale, notice your inhale entering your lungs and slightly expanding the diaphragm below it. feel this breath as it expands your belly slight. allow your body to relax further and notice the breath leaving the body, slowly from belly to diaphragm to lungs.

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