Posts by Mimi

The Luxury of Yoga

Posted By on May 11, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog |

The True Meaning of Vinyasa I ran a workshop this weekend to correspond with the monthly intensive.  This one was on the true definition of vinyasa. We got to talking about the meaning of yoga and why we do it. We talked about the breath and the locks, and the asanas and how they make us feel. We talked about the importance of centering, clearing the mind etc. It was a great workshop and I came away inspired by the students there but...

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Hair today, Gone tomorrow

Posted By on May 10, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog |

Today is the tenth birthday of my oldest son Dylan. I want to celebrate the birth of this very cool, unique individual. Our family homeschools which means we spend a lot of time together. Still, it goes by quick. I remember the day of his birth as it was yesterday. He has had long hair for as long as I can remember. Both he and my son Deven often get misidentified as girls. I don’t think they look like girls at all but it is...

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Shoulds and Shouldn’ts

Posted By on Apr 27, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog |

Do you ever get caught up in what you should be doing when you actually want to be doing something else?  Or that feeling that you are not doing enough of a certain thing or of anything? Blogging definitely brings this out in me.   I am often feeling like I should be writing more.  I have an incredibly full life.  It is tough to figure out the best way to allocate time. I have an even harder time figuring out how much rest time to...

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Finding Inspiration

Posted By on Apr 13, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog |

I sometimes wonder how and when a spark of inspiration will occur for myself and others.  As a teacher, I am always hoping to be an impetus for change.  As a yogi, I know that unattachment is key.  As Desnikachar puts it, “Our normal course of action is first to decide on a goal and then, bearing it in mind, start working toward it.  But it can easily happen that our goal changes or even disappears… Paying more attention...

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Arm Balance Heaven

Posted By on Apr 5, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog |

This weekend was the monthly intensives.  Focus of the month is arm balances.  I also taught a workshop after the Saturday intensive which was part of the Anatomy of Yoga Series.  In these workshops I talk about the anatomy of the body, energetic anatomy and also methods and reasons for teaching the pose or focus.  What came out of the discussion was something even more intriguing.  The question of why do these crazy yoga postures at...

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