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Posts Tagged ‘adho mukha svanasana’

Over the shoulder shoulder holder backpack

In my yoga classes at the end of June and beginning of July we prepped the bodies for modified supported handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana). We also practiced what I was calling over the shoulder shoulder holder (pictured to the left). A student told me another teacher calls it a backpack. So I am now calling […]


The not so perfect yoga pose

Every week on social media I post a picture of me in a yoga pose and let my friends and followers know what my yoga theme is for the week. Every week I have a theme in my classes. The theme is a focus of the class. It’s a full well-rounded practice with a point. […]


The whole body benefits from Downward Facing Dog

At some point in my yoga practice I assumed I had mastered Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog). The great thing about yoga is that we keep practicing and learning and deepening. When my teacher Richard starting working with me on my Downward Facing Dog in December 2013 he helped me to stop pushing too […]


Doin’ yoga in the closet

Normally my daily yoga home practice happens in my yoga room, which also happens to be the spare room and the guest bedroom when guests are staying over. Last week my dad and Hilda were visiting. While they were visiting my home practice moved to my closet. Yes, I’m bragging a little that I have […]


Learning over the weekend

Over this past weekend I attended two 5-hour yoga workshops. There were supposed to be three, but unfortunately the Friday Fibromyalgia yoga workshop was canceled. I attended the two workshops at Piedmont Yoga Studio. Piedmont explains a little about the workshops:¬†Adaptive yoga is the tailoring of the practice to people who are not “sick” but […]