Each yoga student has a personal reason for coming to my yoga class. It varies from: stretching, releasing the tension, exploring their inner landscape, balancing, decreasing stress, feeling joyful, moving with breath, being a part of the yoga community, or simply sitting with their hoodies on in stillness alone, but being seen and noticed by … Continue reading 5 Favorite Asana from 2019 Yoga Classes.
As a yoga teacher with a nursing background, I consider myself to be a pretty creative person, especially in my yoga teaching. As a Gemini, my mind is always shifting and adapting to new situations, while I am on my feet moving with precise focus on my destiny. Another part of me, being a yoga … Continue reading YIN CHAKRAS TEACHING AND ART OF SURROUNDING.
BLACK MOON, second new moon in a month, will come on August 31, 2019. It will be a great time to plan ahead. Not only it will give us a chance to evaluate the events from the past month, it’s also great time start to think ahead for August and Fall. Whether you want to … Continue reading FALL YOGA: New Moon – time to make your plans!
Learning how to care about your soul muscle.
I was delighted when I first came across Liz Koch’s amazing work because it confirmed much of what I’d been intuiting on my own. I had begun to open and close my yoga practise with hip opening poses with the specific intention of releasing tension in my psoas and hip flexors. I’d breathe and imagine tension flowing out of constricted muscles to be released as energy into the torso.
It worked, I’d feel my body soften yet somehow grow stronger.
Reading Liz Koch I instantly realized what I was doing – by learning to relax my psoas I was literally energizing my deepest core by reconnecting with the powerful energy of the earth. According to Koch, the psoas is far more than a core stabilizing muscle; it is an organ of perception composed of bio-intelligent tissue and “literally embodies our deepest urge for survival, and more profoundly, our elemental desire…
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What are 5 Koshas around a human body? I keep asking this question in my yoga classes, to set a class focus for “witnessing your subtle body in Yoga”. Many people can easy relate to the term “aura”, or an energy field around a human body. During our yoga work, we touch each of them, … Continue reading Yoga: Witnessing 5 Koshas in yoga practice.