tips to improving your standing bow pulling pose

7 Tips to Improving Your Standing Bow Pulling Pose

Standing Bow, Ballerina pose, dancer, Dandayamana-Dhanurasana, whatever you want to call it is a difficult pose to master.  It requires strength, flexibility,  and determination all at once whilst still breathing normally!  While all those things will come in time, here are 7 tips to improving your standing bow pulling pose. Some pointers to think about as you execute standing bow pulling …

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Bikram Yoga Teacher Training–What to Expect

Congratulations! You are about to embark on an experience of a lifetime.  Bikram Yoga Teacher Training is a crazy two month journey! You will challenge yourself.  You will physically do more Bikram Yoga Classes then you ever thought possible.  Your mind will go crazy reciting dialogue day in and day out! You get to learn from Bikram himself.  Hear his …

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Used Yoga Mat for Sale

A Craigs list Ad that went viral:  Just a little yoga humor: Used Yoga mat for sale. Used once at lunch hour class in December 2009. Usage timeline as follows: 11:45a Register for hot yoga class. Infinite wisdom tells me to commit to 5 class package and purchase a yoga mat. I pay $89.74. Money well spent, I smugly confirm …

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Yoga Works for Everyone

  Ultimately mastering yoga comes down to learning to breathe.  It is the breath that can help you push past your current state to improving your health. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”-Emma Lazarus Quote on the Statue of Liberty. My Story I spent my youth destroying my body.  I was the shortest …

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Yoga Mantras: Tips to Improve Your Yoga Practice

We have heard over and over again that having a mantra can help you, making your performance stronger.  Often times, positive affirmation allows us to do things we didn’t believe were possible.  Mantras can also help us do something as simple as clearing the mind.   We as humans are great multi-taskers.  We are constantly thinking of multiple things at once:  our …

being present

The art of being present with the present and yourself.

I recently read Just Here. Just now.’s blog post on sitting out in yoga. http://justherejustnow.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/an-ode-to-sitting-out/ I thought this blog was great for many reasons! It was a great reminder of etiquette.  I can think back to classes when I started yoga.  Despite my teachers reminding me to breathe and be calm I would force myself though poses.  Now when I see …