Posts made in January, 2014


Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga

Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga


Posted By on Jan 30, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

Prenatal Yoga is for women at any stage of pregnancy to join together with other women during this exciting time in life.  Postnatal (aka “Mommy & Baby Yoga”) is for women who have recently given birth — attend class with or without your child.  Both of these classes contain a community element where you’ll have the opportunity to talk about your experiences before and after you give birth. Drop in for $20;...

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Next spring we will begin another round of what we call Karma classes at both studios. The concept behind these classes came out of a desire to help new teachers get experience they need, give some support to a local charity, and provide great yoga for very little money (just $8a class!). I do not use the word karma lightly. In fact, I believe that the concept of karma is really more about the way we live our lives than the way we do...

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Efficiency


Posted By on Jan 27, 2014 in O2 Yoga Blog | 0 comments

January’s focus was pranayama. Loosely translated, prana means life force and yama means control. In the yogic tradition, pranayama refers to different methods of controlling breath which is a representation of one’s life force or energy. Rather than thinking about controlling breath and energy, I like to think more about being efficient. Now in our culture, efficiency has a connotation of being good at getting lots of...

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Join Elliott & Lynne and practice the Primary and Second Series of aṣtanga yoga. Primary Series happens weekly at 7:30pm on Tuesdays in Somerville and at 7pm on Wednesdays in Cambridge.  This practice is a set series of postures focused on forward folds and hamstring strength and flexibility and serves as the foundation for O2 Yoga.  During the last aṣtanga offering of the month we offer Second Series, which builds on the work in...

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Ommmm


Posted By on Jan 11, 2014 in O2 Yoga Blog | 0 comments

A Note on Om 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,...

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