I work as an IT consultant and consider myself to be a guest at many of the corporations that specialize in the oil and gas and energy sectors throughout the U.S. I use the word guest, because I am invited into their organization for the consultancy process in which I share […]

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Lots of times, we cue lengthening through the crown of the head so that your Levator Scapulae Muscle will get a lengthening action. Thats on one end of the spectrum. Sometimes its to create a release in the rectus capitis posticus minor which feels very ‘destressing’ for a lack of […]

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This week, a student asked why teachers cue the transition from Warrior I direclty into Warrior II during vinyasa sequences. She further stated it’s one of the most difficult and disruptive transitions in a sequence. If you think about it, there are few other poses that utilize the warrior I […]

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Whether you’re a yoga newbie, or a seasoned practitioner accustomed to a routine practice, having the right teachers can make all the difference. If your teacher is good, he or she will not only teach you new things as your practices progresses, but may also inspire and support you through […]

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Yoga is Not a Competition A common phrase heard in yoga circles is; “Yoga is not a competition”.  While I admire the intent of this message, I rarely see teachers or students follow through on the philosophy of a non-competitive yoga environment.  Correct, yoga is not a competition, but people […]

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How would you describe your hands on your mat during down dog? Kittie Paws or Tiger Claws? I recently wrote and article explaining the reasons yoga teachers always ask students to smile during class and especially during difficult poses. I began realizing how often yoga teacher repeat the same things. […]

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As axioms change, the familiar becomes uncomfortable.  When ambitions begin to serve a higher purpose, motives are questioned from a lower perspective. Embarking upon a noble path may require officiating a farewell to imbalanced knowledge and its’ associations. We often try to manage or balance the good with the bad […]

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I was recently given the opportunity to travel to Anchorage Alaska for a business project.  Having already learned to suspend expectations when faced with the unfamiliar, I put aside all that I had heard and assumed about this great northern land.  The day I departed, I left Houston, TX where the […]

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Smile! How many times have you heard this cue from a yoga instructor? If you are hearing this command in class, then likely the last thing you are thinking of at the moment is a cheekish grin. Maybe you’d oblige to showing your teeth, and maybe let out a little growl to […]

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You can’t make tea by dipping a tea bag in hot water. It must sit for some time, become re-hydrated and then the effects of steeping begin to appear. The essence of the tea leaves and the water become inseparable.  As  the strength of tea is proportional to the length […]

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