In modern Western Yoga, we tend to focus on the physical side of yoga, mostly practicing the yoga poses, or asanas. But the asanas are actually fairly new to the practice of yoga AND they're only one of the eight (ashta) limbs (anga). In other words, there's a lot more to think about when we talk about yoga, like the...Read More
Donation based classes. Meet at Casa Oro reception (in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua) at 5 and we'll walk down to the beach together :) See you there!
I have to give credit to my sister for finding this yoga book, 2100 Asanas The Complete Yoga Poses. When I was visiting America, she brought it over to my mom's house to show me. We were both really excited as we flipped through together and started trying some of the new and different shapes on the living room floor. [Just...Read More
[caption id="attachment_101" align="alignright" width="349"] Use your ring finger to close the left nostril for Nadi Shodhana[/caption] Nadi Shodhana is a kind or Pranayama (breathwork) that involves breathing through alternate nostrils. Nadi means river, stream or channel. In this case, it refers to the energy channels, called nadis. Shodhana means refinement or purification. Nadi Shodhana is a purifying breath that helps...Read More
In our last module of yoga teacher training, there was a bigger emphasis on teaching practice (thankfully). We had lots of sessions where the instructor put the names of some poses on the board and then we had to guide a friend through the poses, sometimes two or three times per sequence. That sounds repetitive, but it was actually really...Read More
The second module of yoga teacher training was a real challenge, mentally and physically. 9 days in a row is tough! We did some soul searching and some more practice teaching. We made more lesson plans and executed some of our own pose successions. I was the studio assistant on the first day back. The studio assistant helps set up...Read More
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