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Q&A: Jill Miller Talks About Tuning In

Posted on November 29th, 2010 by Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

Yoga Tune UpJill Miller is a Los Angeles-based yoga teacher who created a style of yoga called Yoga Tune Up. Strongly influenced by a background in dance, pilates, and bodywork, Jill talked to The Sacred Cow this month about preparing the body for asana and the importance of massage and self-care.

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Down for the Count

Posted on November 21st, 2010 by Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

yoga injurySo, I’m working with an injury. Again. I spent much of last year with a tweaked hamstring and now I’ve done something to my shoulder. It happened a couple of weeks ago, and I was sure it would last only a few days, but I still have a fair amount of pain and limited range of motion. Pain is no fun, but the hardest part for me is always having to modify my practice. Chattarangas? I don’t think so. Arm balances? Handstands? Off the daily roster. I’ve never had a shoulder injury before and I am fast realizing the importance of the shoulder.

The stages of injury for me are always the same: 1) denial, 2) frustration, and 3) acceptance. Even with all of the mindfulness practice I’ve done over the years, it can still take me a good solid week to get to stage three. That’s the point where I finally realize that I am stuck with my injury for the foreseeable future, and I stop pouting over it and start looking for what can be learned. Read More »»

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