Got Sit Bone Pain?

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I was in the DC area this month and saw a student that I knew from a previous workshop. At that time Patricia had recently “pulled a hamstring”. Her major symptom was pain at her sit bone (ischial tuberosity) when folding forward, secondary was that it would also hurt when sitting for long periods, especially […]

What Really Happens in Hip Openers

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One of the most common requests heard in a yoga class is “hip openers today please.” This request is usually followed by the other half of the class groaning. We love to hate hip openers yet our bodies crave them and often feel lighter and more open after—for good reason. The majority of us sit […]

Have a Wonderful Day: Start With a Simple Spirit Asana Yoga Practice – Then a Delicious Smoothie

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Build a Better Smoothie Look beyond fruit to greens and other nutrients for a tasty, healthy meal on the go. After teaching her early morning class, yoga teacher Kathryn Budig comes home and heads for the blender to make her morning smoothie–a frothy green concoction that includes ingredients such as banana, avocado, parsley, lime, ginger, […]

Asana Addict Corner – One Legged Upward Facing Bow

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You know that fun feeling of sticking a candle into the frosting on a birthday cake? After the love, thought, and effort put into baking or buying the cake, the candle on top is like an extra dose of celebration. After the love and effort put into building your solid Urdvha Dhanurasana (Upward Facing Bow/Wheel) […]

“Spirit Asana” Practice For a Truly Spectacular Start to Your Day!

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“As you embrace the present and become one with it, and merge with it, you will experience a fire, a glow, a sparkle of ecstasy throbbing in every sentient being. As you begin to experience this exultation of spirit in everything that is alive, as you become intimate with it, joy will be born within you, and you will drop the […]

Asana Addict Corner – Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana)

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My introduction to yoga came through local gym Precision Fitness. I took my first yoga class there the same week I had my first date with my husband, whom I met at that gym. (We also live next door to it… I’d say the gym was a star-crossed place!) Bala Vinyasa Yoga teacher Lynda Waterhouse […]

Not Just For Beginners: Viparita Karani (Legs-up-the-Wall Pose)

My Very Happy Students!

Reset your mind and renew your spirit with this restorative posture. We all need survival strategies to help us maneuver through life’s difficult days with some measure of sanity and grace. When the world threatens to overwhelm us, we need a way to hold ourselves together until the stormy weather passes or perhaps simply a […]

Beryl Bender Birch Discusses Boomer Yoga

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Beryl Bender Birch is well known as an Ashtanga yoga devotee and as one of the major innovators of Power Yoga, which served to popularize an athletic, flowing style of asana practice in the west. She has now written Boomer Yoga, a guide to how to begin and adapt a yoga practice in one’s later […]

Simple Yoga Postures for a Healthy Back

Take care of your back!

Ease back strain by developing a simple yoga practice that integrates, body, mind and breath. Chronic back pain has become something of an epidemic in our modern American culture, especially among the always-been-active Baby Boomers who are doing their best to age gracefully and actively. The wear and tear from years of physical fitness in […]

Finally Hooked On Yoga!

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It has been a while since I last talked about my new yoga journey. One of my resolutions or goals for 2012 was to stick to my yoga practice and continue to get better and better. Lately, I’ve been going to a new studio in my town since I bought a Groupon for $25 for […]