Blogs about Yoga

Thursday, May 23, 2013 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
  The other day we got into a discussion about twists iin one of my classes.  (That does seem to be what drives this blog.... a question or just something interesting in class about which I find myself musing).  I do not intend to do a detailed anatomical analysis, or literature review of research on twists, but I would like to make some general points on why one might wish to do them, and what are some things to think about in practicing them. 
Monday, May 20, 2013 • Hollywood, FL 33019
 Thunder and lightening are entertaining my eyes and ears as I write tonight. I have been taking it easy and am healing well.    Resting my leg has helped so much, of course!!!! I had family here the whole weekend so it made it easier to not workout and actually sit down now and then. I enjoyed my time but man is it tiring even if you aren't doing that much except entertaining and running around. Today I went for a walk after the rain, it was so pretty out. last day of rest and  now back to the grind tomorrow.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
     If we were to find ourselves in a weightless, gravity free environment balance practice would be meaningless.  Balance of our bodies assumes a frame of reference within which we are blancing.  I think for yoga this is one of the most interesting aspects of practicing balance.  In yoga one of the first journeys we take is an inward journey.... learning to listen carefully to our bodies, to connect our bodies to our thoughts and our breath.  But a journey only inward is inherently sterile.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
When I used to run my own business and someone would call about coming to work with my I always advised them to start with one class, rather than buying the 6 class ticket I sold.  My reasoning was that I knew I was a good teacher, but there are many good teachers.  (i.e. it is a necessary, but not sufficient condition)  The question was was I the right teacher for that person at that time in their life.  So the first thing I would suggest is:  if you took a class and did not care for it, try a few others.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Friday, May 03, 2013 • Mesquite, TX 75150
The Balance Guy
 This is from 'Engineering the Alpha' by John Romaniello & Adam Bornstein. PLEASE take note. I agree with all of them. 1. Fat doesn't make you fat. It is necessary for hormonal balance. 2. Heavy weights don't make you bulky. Don't fear them, they are your friend. 3. Yoga is not for girls. 4. Muscle does not weigh more than fat. But fat does take up a lot more space than muscle. 
Sunday, April 28, 2013 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
I have had several conversations lately about using mirrors while doing yoga.  I come back (as I do so often) to Aristotle and the golden mean.  Mirrors can absolutely help with finding alignment.  "Ah, my hip is dropping and my ribs too far forward".  But if we always use a mirror it can be harder to strengthen our connection to the internal kinesthetic cues.  The eyes are for most of us a primary vehicle of information (just look at our language "I see" is equivalent to "I understand").
Friday, April 26, 2013 • Conway, AR 72034-8514
Emz's Blog
Today is "Study Day" at UCA, which marks one special day of the semester when students will call/email/text to ask "When will you be in your office today.... I need to discuss my grade/talk to you about what I can do to get an A in your class....", to which I get to reply "I won't be in my office today."  Oh, the stress of being a student and/or a teacher (and/or ANYONE in the world today, really!)....
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 • Raleigh, NC 27612
Karin Singleton's Blog
 It sure is easy to feel that way when an otherwise fit and healthy person (me) tries yoga. I began to be intrigued when participants in my MELT classes (or Pilates for that matter) all of a sudden told me that that ‘was yoga’. I am not a yoga teacher, and I am also not a yoga practitioner but I respect this modality highly. I am also aware that there are many schools of yoga which can vary quite fundamentally from one another in addition to all the hybrid creations of the western world (my favorite is probably hip-hop yoga). 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Jocelyn Martin's Blog
Yesterday I went on my first run in over 6 months!  I felt like a school girl waitting to go on a first date.  A little scared.  A little nervous.  A little excited.  As I laced up my sneakers, I worried if the pain would return.  Was I really healed?  Had the all the months of physical therapy worked?