This yoga and breath-focused workshop is perfect for beginning to intermediate level students of any practice background.
Gift a gift of private yoga instruction. Special January pricing. Preprinted, giftable card with coordinating envelope. Follow the link for pricing and more details.
I’ll be here all this weekend (most of the weekend anyway). I’ll be selling some beautiful, pre-printed Gift Cards for private instruction, at special holiday rates. Click for more information or to purchase!
I’ll be offering a midday yoga class starting next Tuesday, October 14th from 1-2pm. Ideal for you if you’re a work-from-home type, a service industry type, or a close to downtown/Fair Park type who can come do a class on your lunch hour. This class will service you. It will be small by design and unique to whatever you want …
I try to guide my students toward awareness of the changes they feel in their bodies and in their minds as their practice progresses. That’s where change happens. The superficial – what you or other people see on the outside – is a bonus.
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From Richard Rosen’s “The Yoga of Breath”: “How does an inefficient breather breathe? She’s inclined to breathe too shallowly, mostly high in the chest because the diaphragm is stuck, and too fast – she hyperventilates, which makes the flow of breath turbulent. She often breathes through the mouth, which is universally censured because it reinforces hyperventilation, and under extreme stress …
Are you honest with yourself about pain or discomfort in a posture? Do you ignore or push through to potential injury? Do you have a clear sense of your body’s structural limitations and do you embrace the willingness to modify or add props to support them? Honoring the truth about your body and your pain threshold cultivates a safe, stable, honest practice.
Being able to touch your toes is about a common barometer and ultimate goal for back health as there has ever been. In modern postural yoga the pose that involves folding the torso over straightened legs has a name, uttanasana – from the Sanskrit for “intense stretch.”