Tag Archives: fitness

Question of the Month: Your classes are too hard.

I understand this is not a question, but I have been told this a number of times and feel it is important feedback and should be addressed. My classes are ‘all levels’ classes ranging from beginner to advanced practitioners, including … Continue reading

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Asthma, Pranayama and my practice

href=”https://essentialyogastudio.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/snow-prana.jpg”> I’ve always had asthma and throughout the years doctors have told to use an inhaler.  I never did.    I’ve always been on the low end of normal with each lung capacity test I’ve taken.   But last year I flunked … Continue reading

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Learning to Float up into Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand)

Using a chair, bolster, and wall to help engage the abdominal muscles to float up into Adho Mukha Vrksasana

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Notes taken at a Menopause Workshop with Sr. Iyengar Teacher Patricia Walden

Menopause workshop with Patricia Walden. March 27th Please note: Any omissions or mistakes are clearly my error not Patricia Walden’s. Patricia’s book, “Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health” During menopause, it is important to laugh hard and laugh often. Diet … Continue reading

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Question of the Month: I know I should meditate, but I don’t know how to go about it. How do I start?

• Establish a meditation corner that you can use every day. It should be a place where you can be relatively undisturbed during your meditation sessions. • Meditate at the same time everyday. • Sit as long as you can … Continue reading

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HIGHLIGHTS: Manouso Mano’s Iyengar Yoga Workshop, Cranston RI.

Manouso showed an adjustment for Adho Mukha Svanasana that I had never seen before. If I can find a student volunteer, I will make a video of it. Most students who touch their heads onto the floor overstretch/sink into the … Continue reading

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