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May wildflowers come up on my yoga mat

I was really looking forward to going back to class again today. Hamstring feeling pretty OK after its recent debut back at my home studio… 698 more words

Asana

Acceptance

There are a lot of ways in which we can talk about acceptance. What we accept or do not accept in ourselves and in others makes a big difference in how we experience our lives. 689 more words

Yoga

How To Keep Your Low Back Safe In Forward Folds

Keeping a healthy low back is key to living pain free, retaining overall strength and aging gracefully. You begin by finding optimal alignment—that free and open posture you were born with—then doing what you can to maintain and strengthen that blueprint over the course of your life. 848 more words

Yoga

Grace, Guts & Spirit

Her hamstrings reached out over the ground, grateful for the cool sensation of an earthen surface. Heels pressing down into the dampness of leaves and fallow land as her back body lengthened. 61 more words

Humanly Ambitions

Paschimottanasana- Seated forward bend

“Let’s humble your body…”

Paschmottanasana is probably the most well recognized forward bending pose in yoga practice. Not only forward bend is a great way to loosen and stretch your back and legs, but also a perfect way to release your ego, stubbornness and to humble your mind. 454 more words

Yoga

Restorative Activity

I didn’t do anything physical Wednesday, the day we returned from New York. The travel took all day and my foot was just not cooperating. The pain from my gout was manageable but the swelling made wearing shoes difficult. 496 more words

Things I Do

Perform Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend)

Some of the postures that appear to be simple actually require a lot of practice to master.  Take for instance, Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend), this deceptively easy-looking asana may take a while… 408 more words

Ashtanga