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Vinyasa Yoga for the Winter

Leslie St John, skilled Vinyasa instructor at SDY, shares her thoughts on and experience with Vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa. “Breath-synchronized movement.” “Moment-by-moment awareness.” “Toned, glowing bodies flowing in unison from one pose to another in a preordained script I didn’t get … Continue reading

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Utkatasana

For this installment of our new Pose of the Month feature, we turn to utkatasana, often known as “chair pose” in English, but actually best understood by its literal meaning, “powerful pose” or sometimes, “fierce pose”. As with so many … Continue reading

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Anjali Mudra

For the first installment of our new Pose of the Month feature, there is no better place to begin than with anjali mudra. It is, after all, traditionally a sign of greeting. We can go a long way to understanding … Continue reading

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A Bhujapidasana Sequence

What the heck is that word, bhujapidasana, you might be wondering? It means “shoulder pressing pose”. I taught a class focused on it this week from a sequence I got from Shiva Rea (surprise, surprise) back in 2009. I was … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Solstice With 108

Tomorrow is the summer solstice. When I worked as an office dweller I often let these days drift on by and I noticed how seasons would come and go without much ado. Now that it’s my job to share yoga, … Continue reading

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Hello from yoga camp, Fluid Power!

I’m thankful that the universe is allowing me to stick with my commitment to continuously grow while at my second yoga training with Shiva Rea this year, Fluid Power! Based on her teachings and sequences from her DVD Fluid Power … Continue reading

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