Tag Archives: Optimal Place

“How Do I know if I’m Doing It Right?”

Most of you reading this article know that the “pose of the year” in my classes has been Triangle Pose, trikonasana. To describe it simply, it’s a leg- and hamstring-opening and -strengthening, pelvis-opening and -stabilizing, core-strengthening standing twist. Since the … Continue reading

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Burn Your Yoga Journal

A couple of weeks ago, in what turned out to be a private lesson for the one woman who showed up, (If you need/want smaller classes and lots of personal attention, this is the time of the year for it!  … Continue reading

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Thoughts on class size, what happens in class, and how you can help

A student: “My poses change in this room.” Me: “Is that a good thing?” Her: “Yeah, that’s a really good thing.” Another long­time student and yoga teacher: “I learn something new every time I come here.” A 3-­4x/week yoga student … Continue reading

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Finding the Optimal Place in the Pose, part 6, Lines of Energy

You may remember the entry on “It’s all about Energy.”  (or see my blog for a refresher)  Here’s a few more thoughts on that topic.  Many of you were in class for the month of practice focusing on lines of … Continue reading

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Finding the “Optimal” Place in the Pose (part 5)-Intention, last part

During the exploration and focus on intention in my yoga classes, though I rarely suggest an intention, I did for those weeks suggest some.  For a couple of weeks, the intention was simply “healing,” whether you know you need healing … Continue reading

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Finding the “Optimal” Place in the Pose (part 4)-Intention, first part

If you missed and want to read parts 1-3, see Ti’s blog. I received more feedback on the last article on emotion than on any other one, so it must have “struck a cord.” If you practice yoga intending for … Continue reading

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Finding the “Optimal” Place in the Pose (part 3)-Emotion

Nov. 13, 2013 Finding the “Optimal” Place in the Pose (part 3)-Emotion OK. You’ve come into the pose, are breathing smoothly and steadily; you have a strong, focused awareness, and things feel that they are shifting in what you perceive … Continue reading

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Finding the “Optimal” Place in the Pose (part 2)

Oct. 17, 2013 Finding the “Optimal” Place in the Pose (part 2) In the Big “Y” Yoga, on one level it’s all about ENERGY. In general energy moving feels good and energy not moving/stuck doesn’t feel good, and that’s a … Continue reading

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Finding the “Optimal” Place in the Pose (part 1)

Sept. 25, 2013 Finding the “Optimal” Place in the Pose (part 1) Does everybody who’s been to my classes this year remember the “Theme of the Year, or however long it takes”? In case you forgot or haven’t been in … Continue reading

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