Category Archives: Yoga

Moving from Center: A New Year’s Day Practice

When we feel centered we feel we can be more of who we are, living closer to our authentic selves. There is less of the extraneous stuff that gets in the way—less self-consciousness, confusion and compulsion. We feel we are … Continue reading

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Spreading Our Wings in Yoga

It’s a theme I’ve covered many times in Feldenkrais classes, and now I’m bringing it into weekly yoga classes. After many weeks of exploring the Roundness of Ourselves, including long forays into the roundness of the pelvis, the ribs, and … Continue reading

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The Roundness of Ourselves in Yoga

Themes are threads I weave through yoga classes to hold the disparate elements together. Lately the themes have been weaving themselves. Last fall, the manic vata energy of the season seemed to beg for us to feel our contacts with … Continue reading

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On Ground and Breath in Yoga

In our yoga classes at Lotus Yoga during the fall, we did a practice that emphasized our relationship with the ground. Fall is often full of vata, the flitting, changeable, moving qualities that epitomize the season. Our minds can get … Continue reading

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Pleasure and the Mistake of Chronic Pain

I’ve been teaching my students to move toward pleasure in their yoga and Feldenkrais® practices for many years. I find it a little awkward to use the word “pleasure”, with its connotations of sex and hedonism, but I’ve stuck with … Continue reading

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Sushumna: Your Central Channel of Support

What are the forces that allow this human body to come to an upright position—to sit, to stand and to walk? In the physical body, certain features of the skeleton are important protagonists: The three arches of the feet, the … Continue reading

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Investigating the Physical Body

Investigating the Physical Body is an integrated approach to anatomy for yoga teachers and professionals in the fields of bodywork, movement arts and healthcare. Offered as part of Lotus Yoga’s 300 hour advanced teacher training, two Investigating the Physical Body … Continue reading

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