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Posts Tagged ‘child’s pose’

Yoga pose: Child’s Pose

Earlier this week I wrote about dealing with grief and yoga. One of the poses (Child’s Pose) is part of the mini practice I found and shared on Monday as well. A few of my co-workers and I did a mini yoga practice yesterday. My friend Maria lead a short little meditative relaxing practice. And […]


Dealing with grief

We don’t get over our grief, we change our relationship to it.- Lyn Prashant Life is suffering, the Buddha says, and even if you’re not given to abstractions it’s easy to see that life can be hard. The added strain of a major loss can make your world unremittingly bleak. Over the weekend my friend/co-worker/leader […]


What is Restorative Yoga?

This is what my friend Pam asked Monica and me yesterday before spin class as Monica and I were discussing the The Gift of Restorative Yoga workshop we attended today with Vickie. According to Namaste’s workshop link, Restorative Yoga uses props to support the body, allowing for expansiveness and ease while stimulating the body’s innate […]


Giving my adrenal fatigue some ‘dessert’

I believe I am suffering from adrenal fatigue. AdrenalFatigue.org says: Adrenal fatigue is a collection of signs and symptoms, known as a syndrome, that results when the adrenal glands function below the necessary level. … You may look and act relatively normal with adrenal fatigue and may not have any obvious signs of physical illness, yet you […]


Sweating with the yogis

I realize my blogging has been minimal lately. I am either too lazy to blog or too busy. One extreme or the other. No fear–I will get back into my flow, soon, I hope. Because tomorrow is a holiday, today it was a half day at work. So I worked from home. Because of my […]


I’m not interested in hurting myself

Today during my Vinyasa yoga class I thought about what Vickie, one of my yoga teachers, says to the class when she puts us into a challenging pose … I’m not interested in you hurting yourself or I am not interested in you hurting your insert body part here. I have kyphosis. One time in […]


My yoga practice

I write a lot about my yoga practice. Sometimes my practice is about exercise. Sometimes it is about connecting deeper with myself. Sometimes it is about breathing. Sometimes it is about endurance. Sometimes it is about remaining calm. Sometimes it is about getting stronger, physically. Sometimes it is about taking care of me. Sometimes it […]


Working sore butt muscles, cramps

Yesterday in body conditioning we did a lot of squat and lunge work. I hate doing that stuff. But it is also the work I need most. We did walking lunges and squats with kickback. I don’t know if it was the combo of the two or the evil squats with kickback but my booty […]


Sometimes partner yoga is a good thing

I attended my kinda sorta regular Vinyasa flow class tonight. Since getting sick and with the holidays I haven’t been to that class in probably almost a month. The class is slightly aggressive, which is the type of yoga I normally prefer. For me it is all about burning the calories. Though I do take […]


Hurrying to relax at yoga class

I literally ran to the yoga studio tonight to make it on time to Baxter’s Hatha class. Traffic from South City to Emeryville was pretty tame, especially since there is a 49ers game tonight. But from Emeryville a drive in the evenings that normally takes me 15-20 minutes took 40 minutes tonight. I quickly changed […]