My intention of posting the regular Wednesday blog was scuppered by a feeling of exasperation following an early morning supermarket shop where the imposed one-way system led to dense traffic jams at popular junctures, Missing the "deadline" I set a goal - to meet my Friday (self-imposed) "deadline". An afternoon walk, revealed some feelings of [...]
TfHP 10 : Warrior 1 from the ground up.
...........If Tadasana is standing then Warrior 1 is walking........ The Power of Touch. A Guide for Yoga Teachers. p.62. (2015) Monica Voss and Tama Soble (www.esteryoga.com) The title of this book is poignant at a moment in our history when remote contact is becoming the norm. Your yoga class may include "hands-on assists" , or [...]
Photo by Elina Fairytale on Pexels.com ........Virabhadrāsana has been called "easily one of the most iconic and recognizable postures in yoga....... (Wikipedia) The front foot is firmly placed , the back foot is set behind and the pelvis is facing forward. This may be why the pose is generally listed as a beginner pose. Benefits [...]
TfHP8 – walking
** Photo by Farhan Abid at https://unsplash.com/photos/uj6Vz-TH2V4 Tips given to my students are often taken on board whilst the same tips give to certain family members are disregarded until they appear on a website or video link - expecially if the link is "verified" via "esteemed" sources. So it has been, of late, with tips [...]
TfHP7 – Feet and psoas
Day 8 of the Yoga Toe Challenge and there is some tiny improvement. My brain is beginning to remember that I have a little toe that can move - if I "speak" to it on a regular basis. "Speaking" to areas of the body that may have disengaged from the "conversation" due to unintentional neglect, [...]
TfHP6 – Best foot forward
Best foot forward for me is my right. On day 5 of the "Toe Yoga Challenge" my left foot is feeling the "burn" - especially along the outside edge. Proof of just how weak the Abductor Digiti Minimi is, the muscle that should move the little toe out to the side. The "post-workout" feeling along [...]
TfHP 5 – Anxiety and worry
By shortening the title of this series of posts (Tips for Home Practice) , I remind myself that brevity is called for at a time when our devices become overladen with instructions, self-help and online tutorials. The image above, signifies, the importance of caring for others. To do this we must take care of ourselves. [...]
Yoga Class Closure. Home practice 4
Short and sweet today - as will be many of your lovely feet; whilst mine are somewhat longish and not so sweet!! Aware of this, I ty to improve, but why is it so hard for us to give feet the attention that they truly deserve? Pedicures, yes, easy; but moving toes apart and by [...]
Yoga class closure. Home Practice 3.
How to make a start? Many thanks for the helpful tips re planning regular home practice that I share below: ... ........... I set my timer for an hour when I “move” then set my timer for 10 mins with an alert in the middle and sit and breathe changing the cross at the [...]
Yoga class shutdown. Home practice 2.
Hoping that some comments re Tip 1 may reach me. The "kitchen chair move" is actually recommended for shoulder impingement, a common cause of shoulder pain. This affects the rotator cuff tendon, the rubbery band of tissue that connects the muscles around the shoulder to the top of the arm. The space in the shoulder [...]
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