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Adho Mukha Svanasana-Down Dog Pose

Asana: Adho Mukha Svanasana-Down Dog. An easy way to move into Adho Mukha is either through a Sun Salutation, or from lying on the stomach, bringing palms beside chest, fingers forward, on exhale, lift abdomen and hips, then push back into heels, lengthening arms, spine, and hamstrings. Sitts Bones to heaven.  Remain for a minute, […]

Yoga to pacify Kapha Imbalances

*Since Kapha bodies are usually strong, with great endurance, they respond especially well to Ashtanga, and Iyengar Yoga styles. Find a practice that is warming and stimulating. *Work Asanas at an energizing pace, and hold Poses longer which helps balance Kapha lethargy. *Poses that are particularly helpful are: Sun Salutations/Suryanamaskar, which stimulate the nervous system, […]

Partnering Poses

Asana: Create a pose with a friend.  If you are feeling bold, one of you go into down dog, the other, place your hands across from your friend’s, go up into a handstand, bending your knees so your feet rest on the other’s back.  You may need a third friend to spot and support.  More […]

Becoming Astronomers

Andrew Harvey writes, “Man is the astrolabe of God, but it requires an astronomer to know the astrolabe.” When Harvey asks us to become astronomers it is so we may know, and reflect the cosmos. We possess this incredibly delicate and precise instrument that can measure and understand every layer of being, but we’re not […]

Ardha Matsyendrasana/Half Lord of the Fish Pose

Asana Ardha Matsyendrasana/ Half Lord of the Fish Pose. There are many variations to this pose, and its simplicity can carry you deeply into your core.  Sitting with legs out, bend the L knee and bring the foot to the R hip, or lift the hips and sit on the heel.  Keep the foot horizontal.  […]

Path Of Dreams

March 9, 2010 #263 Rumi wrote, “Seek the path that demands your whole being, ” which is a perfect dictate at any time, but particularly timely this week as Mars turns direct. It is important to dream again, to regain faith, especially if efforts have felt on hold, and projects waylaid. Our desires, our will, […]

Power of the White Tiger

We entered the Chinese New Year of the tiger, the metal tiger, to be specific, when we celebrated the charismatic New Moon on Valentine’s day. This New Moon of entry into the tiger’s year, packed enough juju to fill everyone’s pockets with passion. Every 12 years are Tiger years in the Chinese tradition, and they […]

Obsession

‘Obsession’ has become merely an expensive perfume, whereas in the good old days, it connected us to the persuasions of the devil. “Impelled by evil spirits” was one of Webster’s explanations for being obsessed. Perhaps in becoming modern the devil loses its teeth? Or, has it sunk them into our soft necks where we daub […]

Daimon or Dharma?

I have been thinking about how we tell our stories. Who lies beneath the plot-line? What is the paradigm creating each hour? day? Year? Who do I think I am? Is it legitimate? What is it I want to be? How much does my intention count toward manifestation? Is it all absurdly random? Why this […]

Baddha Konasana/Cobbler’s Pose

Asana: Baddha Konasana/Cobbler’s Pose.  Sit on the floor, drawing the feet closely into the groin, soles together, knees on, or toward floor.  Lengthen spine, and gaze ahead, or close eyes.  Hands can rest on knees, or come into any mudra desired. You can also lengthen spine up and over legs, and restore while stretching spine. Health […]

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