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Posts Tagged ‘kyphosis’

Being mindful of me

I practice a lot of yoga. And I cycle (while teaching indoor cycling) five times a week. I teach 11 yoga classes a week (and sometimes a private session) along with my¬†cycle classes every¬†week. As a teacher I give to my students physically, emotionally and mentally. All teachers need to take care of themselves. On […]


Learning about my sway back, core

On a day when I can sleep in, which is usually 6:30 a.m. Yes, 6:30 in the morning is sleeping in for me. How sad … Anyway, Fridays I normally work from home. So I usually just roll out of bed and turn on the computer and work. Today I got up about 5:45 and […]


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 […]


Aligning the spine in yoga

I attended the 6 p.m. yoga class, which Baxter normally teaches. I forgot he is in Costa Rica this week for a yoga retreat. Dominick was the sub. I like Dominick’s teaching style and he is funny. But his class starts at 4:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays. So I can rarely go. But I do […]


Taking care of my back with support

I have back pain. I have for years. When I was in my early 20s I went to the doctor because of my bad posture and almost constant aching pain in my lower back. My doctor sent me to an orthopedic surgeon who told me that I have a mild form of kyphosis. The simple […]