Category Archives: Yoga

Which Would You Prefer – Sit Still or Experience a Shock?

This is a reposted blog essay from on of my favorite bloggers: yogibattle. Here is some disturbing news from the Western front: many people can barely tolerate to be alone with themselves. At least those were the findings in a … Continue reading

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One Breath to One Movement

Sequencing is the term we use for the series of yoga poses that we put together to create a coherent class. Like most things in this world, sequencing is something I never thought about until I had to do it, … Continue reading

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My Chakras / My Asanas

Specific yoga poses draw from, and contribute to, how the seven chakras exist within each of us. In theory, chakras strength and asana strength correlate.  I decided to investigate that in terms of my own practice. Consider the seven Chakras … Continue reading

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Maslow and the Chakras

Human nature strives for structure and understanding. In studying the seven chakras, which are thousands of years old, I’m struck by how Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need aligns with this ancient tradition.   First, consider the seven Chakras: 1. Muladhara – … Continue reading

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Foot Chakras

In honor of Earth Day our yoga instructor Maureen led a class that emphasized our connection to the earth.  We began in Toe Squat Pose. Toe Squat is a yin pose, and like most yin poses, it looks easy but … Continue reading

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Restorative Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is like making a feast out of nothing. The poses are easy, barely poses at all.  We hold them a long time; so long I forget I’m in a pose. When the tinkling bell goes off to change … Continue reading

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Iyangar Provides a Restorative Antidote to Power Yoga

In my quest to explore different types of yoga, I took a 75-minute restorative Iyangar class at Om Namo in Cambridge with Ally McAlpin. Four students met in an unheated.  We began class with our mats short end to the … Continue reading

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