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Posts Tagged ‘twists’

Compressing, releasing in twists

This week the theme in my yoga classes is twists. My mama is visiting this week and I asked her what she wanted the theme to be. (I already knew what she¬†wanted. But I asked anyway.) I have gotten a lot of great feedback from my students on this week’s sequence. They tell me they […]


My home practice

In my first Saturday yoga teacher training class we focused on home practice and I, of course, wrote about it. To be a good and effective yoga teacher I must have a regular home practice. Five times a week for about 45 minutes is what is recommended. I couldn’t commit to that at first so […]


Cleansing with twists, water intake

Tonight in Vickie’s yoga class we focused on a lot of twisting. There are many benefits to the twisting yoga poses (as are with all yoga poses). According to an article on the Yoga Journal website: When twisting, the organs are compressed during a twist, pushing out blood filled with metabolic by-products and toxins. When […]


Binds, twists and relaxation

Today in my Vinyasa flow glass we focused on binding and twisting. This Yoga Journal article gives a great and lengthy description of a Hatha practice while binding. The noose pose is a bind and a twist. We didn’t quite do this pose today. We did a bind while in a lunge. (Among many other […]


Anyone can do yoga

I meant to post about this last Wednesday. But that work thing is getting in the way of my blogging. Last Wednesday I attended my regular yoga class. We had a new person in the class. He wasn’t a typical yogi. He was a big guy, kinda beefy and looked like he lifted big weights. […]