Author Archives: Katherine Armstrong

February 8: Deep within the Inner Thighs

Heavy breathing, gentle pulsation, and surrender. I couldn’t help myself.  Yoga is sexy. The trick to opening the hips, hamstrings, inner thighs, and quads is diligent deep work.  This means breathing steady and deep, through overwhelming intensity, and staying alert … Continue reading

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February 7: Activate

The intensity of your practice is completely within your control. If you ever find yourself in a lethargic pose or want more sensation, ask yourself, “where can I activate.” I am blessed with natural tightness, so the first several years … Continue reading

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February 6: (Fifteen Minute Fix: Yoga in Workout Shoes?)

Technology creates an illusion of perfection, but perhaps we are missing out on the beauty of the universe by manicuring our imperfections. Perhaps by creating false stability we are actually desensitizing ourselves and removing a cue to a deeper understanding. … Continue reading

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February 5: Bliss (The way of the solo practice Vol I.)

It’s amazing how far you can travel without leaving your yoga mat. Asana Practice: I just spent the last two hours on an epic asana journey. Alone in a dark house, moving through subtle energy, listening to the Desert Dwellers … Continue reading

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February 4: Weight Lifting as a Compliment to Yoga (Vol I)

Strength training can compliment and be informed by a yoga practice. Weight lifting can help overcome asana obstacles, especially for arm balance and power oriented postures. If you find yourself struggling with a particular asana or a particular type of … Continue reading

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February 3: Yoga Etiquette (Vol I)

When is it appropriate to correct someone’s asana practice? It can be quite painful to watch a fellow yogi doing a posture incorrectly.  It can be even more challenging to watch someone doing yoga in a way that  is causing … Continue reading

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February 2: Mythology and the Evolution of Asana

A momentary glance at yoga in the West… As the world shrinks and common mythologies become antiquated, asana takes on new dimension. During the time of our ancient ancestors, we lived among small numbers of people, and while the cosmos … Continue reading

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February 1: Dropping Expectations

Don’t let expectations ruin your experience of the beautiful unfolding of the Now. Human beings are smart creatures.  We see patterns and can develop and live by detailed rules and routines.  Establishing order can help us feel grounded and can … Continue reading

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January 31: Inversions (Vol 1: Easy and Restorative)

Need a change in perspective? Turn the world upsidedown.  Gotta love inversions! A little bit about myself: In May of 2001 I broke two vertebrae in my cervical spine.  Yoga is one of the secrets to my incredible recovery.  In … Continue reading

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January 30: The ART of Yoga

As you rest in the gentle pulse of observation, focus your mind on willful elegance. The more you accept yourself as a soul, playing the role of being YOU, the greater your access to creative expression, and the finer your … Continue reading

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