Posts made in December, 2008


This pose is the bane of all tight-shouldered/tight-backed people. There are many of us out there! The idea is that there is equal weight in the hands and the feet and the arch is nice and even and broad. There are those whose shoulders are tight and this tends to push the stress into the lower back. The tight-back people get limited by the shoulders and wrists. The lumbar (lower) spine and neck are the only parts of the back that can...

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Water, Water Everywhere! As I trip over my millionth water bottle I have decided to address the issue of drinking water during practice. It seems that almost everyone sets down their mat, their towel, their props, and their water bottle to prepare for practice. During class there is much sitting back, wiping away sweat and taking a sip of water, and of the sound of me kicking over someone’s bottle. For many of us, the water bottle is...

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