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Posts Tagged ‘yoga practice’

I’m a yoga teacher, not a doctor

In my teacher training, we were reminded that students would ask us all kinds of questions, including us being asked to diagnose something in a student’s body. I love talking with my students before, during and after class. Most classesĀ I teach a student tells me it was exactly what they needed. Usually someone tells me […]


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 […]


Yoga practice for low back pain

In the last all-day Saturday yoga teacher training there was a huge focus on standing poses. The second half we worked on chanting, which meant a lot of sitting. The next day my low back hurt. Standing and sitting are both hard on my lower back. Normally on Sundays I attend a rather active Vinyasa […]


Do you trust yourself?

Tonight in yoga the theme was trust. There are poses in yoga I don’t trust myself in. Like headstand and handstand. Years ago one of my yoga teachers told me she thought I was ready to try one of them. And I just didn’t feel ready. And years later I still don’t. I don’t feel […]


Calm practice on and off yoga mat

Last Wednesday I missed yoga as I had to stay at work late and then come home and do more work. I was bitter and pissy about it. I have a lot of high priority projects at work right now. Things are a little tense and stressful. I am trying to take my yoga practice […]