Archive | February, 2010

Respiratory partners: the heart and lungs

During Pranayama last night I was shocked at how out of practice, my practice was, after taking time off. I could barely inhale for a count of 2 let alone a slow count of 6.. why? All we do is inhale then exhale, over and over again, 2 sets of 10; coupled with movements of our elbows up & down, and head back & forth. Simple right, but what’s really happening inside? I’ve heard the line, “warming up the body before class” so many times, I’ve even spoken it myself, haha, why do we all repeat the same cliched yoga speak?!

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my back doesnt speak to me anymore!

There was a time before Bikram Yoga, when I needed a good stretch and upon arching my back into a barely beyond vertical back-bend, nothing happened. After a month or two of regular practice though, I remember the first time: arching back one day and hearing a small thunderstorm roll up my spine.. wtf?! Oh […]

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International Yoga Asana Championship

For those needing inspiration, a kick start or just plain shock treatment to get your day started, check out the 2010 International Yoga Asana Championship / Bishnu Charan Gosh Cup. Whether you’re a Bikram Yogi or not, this is definitely worth a look! Here are a few links to help you catch up and stay […]

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home.. (far) away from home

I’m a yogi and it’s been 1 month, 11 days since my last practice.

The body needed a break after 365 days in a row and I was looking forward to not feeling anything, not an ache, stiffness, pain – good or bad. It took a few days before I awoke and felt.. nada! Ah yeah that’s it.. oh no, wait.. hehe, false alarm: just the faintest, little stretching at the corners of my mouth.

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