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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 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 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 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 21: Sacred Space

Create a sanctuary for your yoga practice so that you may surrender in to the natural light of your internal healer. I’m visiting my family in Atlanta, Georgia.  Bless their hearts, but my parents don’t practice or understand the transformational … Continue reading

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January 15: Face Exercises (Vol 1: Savasana)

Don’t forget about the muscles in your face. I have been developing a practice I can “Face Yoga”.  I plan on using this blog as a forum for sharing it. Asana Practice: When you lay down for savasana, take a … Continue reading

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