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Problem with Pincha Mayurasana?

Problem with Pincha Mayurasana?

Today Katelyn said something about my forearm balance and suddenly the light went on. Maybe this will help you, too. I’ve been in hate with forearm balance for a long time. I don’t understand why I can’t do it. I can headstand all day. When…

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Basic Premises

Basic Premises

My favorite book on yoga is still Anatomy of Hatha Yoga, by H. David Coulter. He conveys this great love of his subject without ever taking himself too seriously. He manages to write authoritatively about the nuances of human anatomy as applied to yoga practice,…

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Buddha Belly

Buddha Belly

Most of us have a bit of a belly or more, and rarely does it come into sharper or flabbier focus than when we’re in Shoulderstand. The shirt flops down, the folds fold, and we’ve nothing to do but stare at our six-pack of soft…

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My teacher made me work for it!

My teacher made me work for it!

Today’s dispatch from abroad is by our favorite little Ashtangi, St. Petersburg’s own Jade Skinner. She’s been studying in Mysore, India. We’re looking forward to her return to teaching this month! When you come to the shala to practice there are rules to follow as…

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Messenger: Pigeon

Messenger: Pigeon

Pigeon! Love it or leave it. I really don’t want you to hurt your knee while practicing this pose. A couple of friends of mine, and my dad, have injured or re-injured their knees in yoga classes. All are strong athletes with tight hips, and…

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Yogis ? Acrobats

Yogis ? Acrobats

We went to see Cirque Dreams last night, and I’m not going to critique the production, but I’ll say it solidified my opinion that competitive yoga is utterly unnecessary.  Yes, National Yoga Champeen Afton Carraway’s one-handed peacock was impressive, but when you see a man…

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The national yoga champ is a former professional dancer, yoga teacher, and bartender from Orlando. Naturally. Tampa Bay Times’ Stephanie Wang Q&A’d her in today’s pape: National yoga champ to try for world title. The print headline was a little better. I’ll leave the debate…

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Upward Cock Pose

Upward Cock Pose

Tomorrow, hopefully, I’m going to post a little beginner’s flow, and sometime this week we’ll make a murderous abs series by request. But today we have Katelyn demonstrating a fun arm balance with a funner name: the Upward Cock Pose. It’s named after chickens. In…

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Crow

Crow

Do or do not… there is no try This video’s pretty painful, but if you skip to 1:50 you can just watch Chris Sharma falling out of crow pose. Jackson sent it because she’s also a sick climber who had some issues with Bakasana (a…

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All-Members Pose

All-Members Pose

Panaceas Shoulderstand! In yoga-speak, it’s the Queen to the King Headstand. Some people (my sister) are afraid of shoulderstand, because of its “wind-releasing” properties. Some people don’t like it because their cores aren’t strong enough to hold it comfortably, or because they have stiff or…

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