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Posts Tagged ‘utthita trikonasana’

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 […]


Using props in yoga practice

Most weeks I teach yoga I have a theme. It could be feet, twists, low back, balancing poses, groins, etc. Whatever sequence I teach my classes for the week I am also practicing at home. Many of the places I teach currently don’t have props. Which has been a good challenge for me as a […]


Triangle transformation follow-up

  Recently I wrote about my Triangle transformation. Over a year I watched as my Utthita Trikonasana dramatically changed and became healthier for my body. I talked about how I hyperextend in my knees and I have learned how to stop that in this pose. Knee hyperextension, which means too much opening at the back […]


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 […]


Be flexible with your inflexibility

Over my winter break from work I was able to “teach” yoga to three friends to work on my teaching skills and give them a “free” class. Every practice was different and in different locations (gym, my house and a hotel room). Thanks again to my friends for giving me the opportunity to work on […]