Yoga – Body, Self and World

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This year makes 17 since I took up the practice of yoga. It was the year 2000. “Y2K.” Sometime around 2006-2007, I thought I might be ready to teach. This readiness wasn’t the result of anybody’s encouragement – teacher or friend. But I found myself in the quiet of my own practice, or in a class where I thought to …

Sacred Encounters: Yoga, Meditation and Depth Psychology – the view from my mat

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I spent the last couple of days of August at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California attending “Sacred Encounters: Yoga, Meditation & Depth Psychology,” an inaugural program that brought together practicing psychotherapists, Pacifica faculty and yoga instructors (some of whom are also therapists and graduates of the Pacifica programs). I’ve been thinking about and exploring yoga as a psychological …

Good Yoga on the Internet: Yoga for Healthy Aging

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Because I noticed many of my new private clients are my own age or slightly older, and we’re going through the same kinds of transitions in both body and spirit. This blog is full of solid, validated research on cultivating a safe, strong yoga practice with lots of allied articles on the benefits of yoga for specific physical and emotional conditions with posts about …

Previews Part 4: Yoga & Breath – A Workshop

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More highlights of what we’ll be covering in my Yoga & Breath workshop on April 12, 2015. So, more here on a few of the texts I’m using as resource material for our discussion and practice. I’ll finish this previews series of posts by enticing you with food… There are a lot of good yoga anatomy books out there. I …

Yoga for Men: Hips, hamstrings, back and core

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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.”

Cool Yoga Website of the Week

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Bandha Yoga: Scientific Keys to Unlock the Practice of Hatha Yoga is not only the Website for Ray Long’s 2-volume “Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga” and “Key Poses of Hatha Yoga”, it is also a treasure trove of yoga anatomy resources for both students and teachers. I long for visuals like these to show my students when we talk about …