Tag Archives: Yoga on the mat

“Guard the Heart.” or “What’s up with the left shoulder?”

Last week in my practice, one day I was doing what I call “Earth-hugging twist.”  In this case I was lying belly-down with the left arm extended, and reaching over to the left, I rolled over to the left to … 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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Progress in Yoga

“3Things You’re Doing that are Holding You Back in your Yoga Practice.” -approximate headline for an article on FB that Nikki, my wife, read to me a couple weeks ago “What would progress look like in this pose?” -a student … Continue reading

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The Essence of Physical Yoga Summarized

What are we doing in the physical practice of yoga and what’s it all about?  Though I’ve said what will follow, I have never written about it and I’ve only said it sporadically, it seemed helpful to those who heard … Continue reading

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Practicing the pose(s) I really don’t like

For the first few years of my practice, I was mostly focusing on poses I enjoyed.  Initially I learned yoga from a book since I was VERY poor AND living at the “end of nowhere” on the Olympic Peninsula in … Continue reading

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What’s so great about FEELING?!

If you’ve been to class the last couple of weeks, you know the theme has been feeling i.e. focusing on feeling, partly to move away from thinking so much, partly simply to get more anchored in the present moment instead … Continue reading

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Thanks!!! and Some thoughts on Resolutions and the “pose of the year”

Thank you so much for another year of my being able to teach yoga and be inspired to keep taking my teaching deeper.  Many of you reading this have attended class, this past year or previously, and generously supported me … 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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Moving “Further” in the Pose, by Ti Harmony

This past week one of my previous yoga teacher trainees asked a question/made a comment about going further in the pose, as he had found that he is often able to be in poses in a way that feels easeful … Continue reading

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