Category: Awaken In Yoga…

The Right Way to ‘do’ a yoga posture…

With so many teachers, techniques…so many ways to ‘do’ specific asana postures for so many good reasons weather they be philosophical, anatomical, physical, energetic or other reasons. What is the right way? One way is to look at the perspective of teaching based on the 2000 year old Yoga Sutras and the techniques as written...

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Postures that I love and postures that I don’t…what is this about?

When I practice asana I notice the thoughts I have when I am thinking about doing a particular posture. I hear the thoughts of judgements about how it may be ‘technically’ assessed according to the information I have stored in my mind. I hear the comparison thoughts with those who have done the postures before me....

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A pen is not a pen unless we see it that way …to a cow it could be bamboo!

In the book How Yoga Works by Michael Roach& Christie McNally  there is a reference to how the mind makes up what it sees through the referencing of ‘seed thoughts’ that are stored within the mind both individually and collectively. These seeds are used by the mind to create the reality of what we see. So in...

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Beginning yoga…opening the body experience

When I first started yoga I marveled at how amazing the postures felt in my body. I felt an excitement to try new postures and see what was possible physically. I eagerly sought the limits of what I could do and where I could go. My yoga practice had begun…with the body opening. That was...

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Yoga & Asana…

Yoga asana (posture) is for me the practice of making shapes. The shapes in our bodies communicate what is going on both from the outside in and the inside out. The experience of the shape, the way of be-ing in the shape, the observation of our relationship with the shape are all speaking. It is...

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