There will be no photos in this post, be happy for small favors.
Many ashtangis the world over have caught a toe on a jumpthrough at least once. In fact, in the David Garrigues workshop I did last year he was teaching a version of the straight leg jumpthrough and I remember him saying wryly, [...]
You probably know about the “fuckyeah[fill in the blank]” tumblr phenomena, where gung-ho fans of something blog their love with photos and quotes, saying, “Fuckyeah[whatever they are a fan of goes here]” right in the URL, like fuckyeahleverage or fuckyeahneilgaiman or fuckyeahbacon. Woot! Like porn, there is a fuckyeah[X] for damn near everything.
Well, I [...]
I got a little frustrated earlier in the year with the lack of any apparent change in the comfort of my backbend. As I’ve said before, backbends freak me out. It’s kind of absurd, it’s just a body position. But I get scared and panicked and emotional, both when trying to hang back [...]
After my last shameful post on yoga motivation, I ran across this great piece on a Japanese-learner blog I like, All Japanese All the Time, where a reader had been asking blogger Khatz about what to do when she didn’t feel like she was making progress in learning her target language. Echos of [...]
Doing yoga today I found myself thinking about why I practice. A sort of “what’s in it for me” reckoning. As in, “why don’t I just go lie down, anyway?” As I pondered this, I couldn’t help but notice how lame all my most motivating reasons for doing yoga really are. Like, I totally should [...]
I got this niftykeen gadget that sends the signal from a chest strap to an app on my old wood-burning ipod touch and now I walk around experimenting with what makes my heart rate go up or down. I’m sure I’m driving my family crazy, because, however much they may love me, knowing my heart [...]
It started as a joke. It was late last fall and I was feeling, shall we say, down in the dumps about life the universe and everything, and so, never one to turn away from a struggle, I announced to the yurt that I had come up with a Plan.
“I’m going to give up [...]
Time to do a back bending check and…not much to report. It’s so sad! I think I’m just….stuck.
Anyway, black sleeves is this morning, 2013, and red tank is 2010, three years ago, or about six months after I started ashtanga. Which definitely shows some improvement, but….
For those who don’t know, in Ashtanga yoga, the jumpback is the move you do in between seated poses, a kind of lifting up from a seated position and flinging your legs through your arms and back so you are in plank or chaturunga position. Here is an example, plus a straight leg jump through, [...]
I got a comment yesterday on my ashtanga yoga 3 years in (with before and after pictures!) post, asking me for advice on starting a home practice (Hi, Kathy!). So I thought, hmmm, maybe a post on its own is in order? …Which made me ponder the many times I have tried to start [...]
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today's yoga practice
June 16, 2013 | 10:10 am
Primary to supta konasana. Long stay in baddha and uphavista, then ollapse. i feel so winded today!
June 16, 2013 | 10:09 am
June 16, 2013 | 10:08 am
yin yoga again. lazy yoga.
June 13, 2013 | 2:19 pm
Primary to Janu B and then I ran out of time. Better than nothing, I guess.
June 11, 2013 | 11:09 am
Primary to navasana. Chatted with Luc about his favorite show for the second half, so breathing and focus were zilch. But mama/little boy time is worth it.
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