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Yoga Class or Coffee Klatch?

Posted on August 25th, 2010 by Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

power yogaAbout a month ago, I went to a class, based on a friend’s recommendation, with a teacher I had never studied with before. I rolled out my mat and sat quietly as I waited for the teacher to enter the room. When she did, she sat down in front of the class, and immediately started chatting casually with the group of 30 or so students—some of whom she obviously knew well— about a recent and quite personal experience she’d had that had really enraged her. Read More »»

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Q&A: Paul Grilley on Meridians and Cadavers

Posted on August 17th, 2010 by Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

Throughout his career, Ashland-based yoga teacher and anatomist Paul Grilley has done extensive research on how our different bone structures affect range of motion for different yoga practitioners. Recently, he’s been turning his attention toward gaining a deeper understanding of fascia, and what its connection might be with the meridians and nadis, which are seen, in the Chinese and Indian systems respectively, as the channels through which our life force flows. Read More »»

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Are We Too (Em)Bodied?

Posted on August 3rd, 2010 by Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

Hips Close-UpI didn’t come to yoga because I wanted a yoga butt. In fact, when I started practicing, I didn’t even know what a yoga butt was. (I’m still not totally sure.) That being said, my body has definitely transformed from my 10-year physical Hatha yoga practice. I’m leaner and have a faster metabolism, my muscle tone is more equally distributed, and I have greater strength. I’ve gotten older, obviously, but I get sick less frequently and have greater endurance. I like my yoga body better than my non-yoga body, and I know that I am not alone. Read More »»

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