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Posts Tagged ‘ asana ’

My Favorite Class: My Guide to a Great Class for Teachers and Students | Vicki Tsafogiannis

May 28, 2014

My favorite yoga class I have ever been to was one of my own. I know that sounds very conceited, but it is true. I believe that once you get a good pattern established, your self-practice ... read more »

The Self-Care of Pranayama | Natalie McGreal

May 27, 2014

Hey there, guess what? I don't practice vigorous asana everyday. Gasp! But it's true. I am a yoga teacher, and I don't practice deep backbends, inversions and challenging arm balances every single day ... read more »

How Far Does the Practice of Yoga Asana Take You? | Morgan Lee

May 27, 2014

I wore a pedometer to this morning’s Mysore-style full primary practice to see how far the practice takes me within the confines of my 26-by-71-inch Manduka mat ... read more »

Don’t Give Up on Yoga: A Plea to Those with Chronic Pain or Illness | Lindsay Sisti

May 27, 2014

I know that starting a yoga practice to manage chronic pain or illness is not easy. When I first started practicing yoga regularly, there were times where I pushed myself too hard, exacerbating my ... read more »

“Don’t Let a Good Crisis go to Waste,” and Other Spiritual Lessons Yoga Taught Me About Surviving a Tsunami | Kimberly Dunn

May 27, 2014

After surviving one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history, I was left with tremendous survivor’s guilt. ... read more »

You Look Stupid and Nobody Cares: Reassurances and Tips for the New Practitioner | Katie Thomas

May 27, 2014

Here’s the thing: I actually think you look beautiful and I care deeply. I’m not a cynical curmudgeon, but in fact a warm, positive yoga instructor who happens to have a sense of humor ... read more »

Yoga for Happiness: Teaching Yoga to Adults with Disabilities | Julie Blomquist

May 27, 2014

My name is Julie Blomquist, and I have taught group fitness classes for more than fourteen years. I graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in exercise science and fitness, and went on to ... read more »

Practicing my ABCs: Asana, Breath, Concentration and Connection | Erin Cowan

May 27, 2014

I am very passionate about being a student of yoga and approaching the practice as a beginner. I teach, but it is my curiosity, openness, and urge to grow as a student that most profoundly affects ... read more »

Walking in Beauty | Allison English

May 27, 2014

Imagine taking your taxes to your doctor and asking him or her to prepare them for you. This juxtaposition sounds funny because it is an incongruous match-up of skills and action ... read more »

Yoga and Self-Acceptance | Alexia Bauer

May 27, 2014

In Pema Chodron’s book “When Things Fall Apart,” she writes, “It is said that we can’t attain enlightenment, let alone feel contentment and joy ... read more »