Posts made in December, 2010


Updogs, Downdogs, No Dogma Thought it appropriate to revisit our tagline as the new year and a new chapter of O2 begins. Some of it might seem obvious. We do a lot of updogs and downdogs in O2’s unique style of yoga based on the Astanga system. There is also my clear love of dogs in general, up, down and otherwise. What is not so obvious is the dogma part. In the Beginning My introduction to yoga began in the early 90s. I spent...

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December 2010 Padmasana (Lotus)


Posted By on Dec 1, 2010 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog |

Padmasana, or Lotus pose, is in many ways the quintesential yoga posture. It is the one most non-yoga practitioners think of when they imagine a yoga practice (that and ommmmmmmm). It seems appropriate to focus on padmasana at the end of the year because it represents consolidation of energy, balanced energy, and expanded energy. You see this pose at the end of every Astanga class in 3 forms: badha (bound) padmasana, padmasana, and...

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How I started teaching Let me just say that I love to OM. This was not always the case; in fact I never closed yoga practice with an OM as a new teacher. When I first started teaching, I honestly didn’t know a lot about the tradition of the practice. I started teaching because my teacher kept not showing up. One day as we were waiting on our mats for someone to come and lead class, a few students started to look to me, and them a few...

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