Monthly Archives: January 2011

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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January 29: Bold Alignment with Nancy Kate Williams

If you are looking for an inspiring and informative class in Boulder, Colorado, check out Nancy Kate Williams (see nancykateyoga.com), at The Yoga Pod. (See: http://www.theyogapod.com/teachers.html). She also teaches at Om Time, which is a great Boulder studio. (See: http://omtime.com/). … Continue reading

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January 28: Fifteen Minute Fix (Vol III: The Body Scan)

Fifteen minutes is plenty of time to check in with your body. I hear people say that they don’t have time to workout or practice yoga.  Usually when I push, I learn that people believe they need at least an … Continue reading

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January 27: Commit to a Plan

Decide what style of meditation you are practicing before you start your practice. There are many different forms of meditation.  It can be tempting to jump around during a practice.  Do your best to set up a plan before you … Continue reading

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January 26: Patterned Response (Type A v. The Sloth)

Don’t give in to your patterns. Asana Practice: Ask yourself, are you the type of person who gives up too easily, or do you tend to over-work?  Today, notice your pattern and do the opposite. I am typically an over-worker.  … Continue reading

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January 25: The Power of Repose

When in doubt, lay down. Asana Practice: I attended Jason Bowman’s Alignment class at Movement Climbing and Fitness.  (See http://movementboulder.com/fitness/yoga/ for a list of yoga classes at movement, and check out Jason’s blog at http://www.evolver.net/user/openeyes). The class is designed to … Continue reading

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January 24: Hanumanasana

There is a key to unlocking every asana. I’m close to touching the ground in a pose I was convinced I would never have the grace of experiencing…the infamous, Hanumanasana. I never judged my inability to do Hanumanasana, also known … Continue reading

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January 23: Yoga v. The Carpet

If you’ve ever practiced asana on a carpet, you are probably aware of the excess pressure placed on the wrists.  Doing poses such as downward dog and handstand on soft surfaces  cause the wrist to sink below the fingers.  This … Continue reading

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January 22: The Center of Stillness

Place your awareness in the center of yourself.  When your mind is chattering and your ego is screaming for your attention, can you find the place that is unmovable?  Can you find the center of stillness? At some point in … Continue reading

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