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Posts Tagged ‘anatomy’

Living Yoga Yogathon

I am participating in fundraising for Living Yoga’s Yogathon in the month of April. Living Yoga is a nonprofit in Portland, which is changing lives by fostering healing and resilience in vulnerable and marginalized communities through trauma-informed yoga. Living Yoga brings trauma-informed yoga classes to prisons, youth centers, addiction facilities and to people in the […]


My Triangle continues to transform

Over the past three years I have been observing Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose) in my body. To the left you can see the variations and changes over the past three years. When I applied for Piedmont’s Yoga Teacher Training in May/June 2013 an optional part of the application was to include a picture of myself in Triangle […]


Continuing the triangle transformation

When I applied for Piedmont’s Yoga Teacher Training in May/June 2013 an optional part of the application was to include a picture of myself in Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose), which is the picture in the top left photo, taken May/June 2013. Once in the teacher training our long-term anatomy project was to pick three yoga poses […]


Taking public yoga classes

At some point this summer when I was still working full time the shuttle bus schedule changed. With the change I wouldn’t be able to make my regular 5:45 and 6 p.m. yoga classes that I liked to regularly take during the week. I was talking to a friend at work about the new schedule […]


My Triangle transformation

A little more than a year ago I applied to the Piedmont Yoga teacher training program, which I graduated from at the end of June. An optional part of the application was to include a picture of myself in Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose), which is the picture in the top left corner, taken last […]


Becoming a better yogini by working through frustration

When I started the yoga teacher training program at Piedmont one thing that was reminded to my classmates and me by the teachers and in the paperwork we had to review and sign before the program started was that students in the program can go through many emotions. I have felt overwhelmed at times and […]


Yoga anatomy

Last night in yoga teacher training class we learned about bones, muscles, joints, connective tissue, etc. It was fascinating and I learned so much. It’s A LOT of information. But Baxter broke it down and made it easy to learn (and hopefully remember). We had Pat, our skeleton, along with two huge diagrams on the […]


Ouch!

So for those of you who don’t think yoga is a real workout … I hadn’t worked out in almost 3 weeks because of the cold I had. I went back to yoga yesterday. And I took it easy. I didn’t overly push myself. Today I am sore! My chest is a little sore and […]