Natarajasana Sequence – Homework March 2018

One of the most well know depictions of Shiva is as Nataraja - The Lord of Dance. In Shiva's gestures we see creation, preservation and destruction while he dances away the illusory world of ignorance and fear.  His dance is not just a symbol from history, but is the...

Vashistasana Demo

https://vimeo.com/258207513 I had to make a demo video for my teacher training, et voila!

Fear of falling

Fear of falling

Hmmm, what poses have sent me tumbling to the ground? Bakasana   You can always tell when I've been attempting crow pose by the 2 inch red spot on my forehead. That spot (which I call my Bakasana Bindu) is caused by my crashing down from crow pose right onto my...

Load the ship and set out

Load the ship and set out

Load the ship and set out. No one knows for certain whether the vessel will sink or reach the harbor. Cautious people say, 'I'll do nothing until I can be sure.' Merchants know better. If you do nothing, you lose. Don't be one of those merchants who wont risk the...

3 hours of heaven

3 hours of heaven

It's been CRAZY raining here which has thrown my schedule for quite a loop.  So, when I had a day that I could hit back to back yoga classes, I jumped at the chance.  I've done it before, but it's always been a intermediate-ish class followed by a restorative class,...

Refuge

'Refuge for your self, your loved ones and all beings'.  That's the theme this week and it's sinking in.  We all need refuge to some degree.  Big stretches and backbends today. Lots of compassion for my self and those around me.

Live music at yoga, what a treat

Today we had a musician in the studio playing Native American drums and a flute along with some otherworldly sounds percussion instruments.  He was improvising based on what we were doing, and it was such a treat. I'd love to have more opportunities like this 🙂  The...

Shoulders!

Shoulders and back bends. Lots of strength needed today and I really 'felt' everything. My teacher said, jokingly, while demonstrating a pose "don't you love it?" And I thought I'll probably love it after we are done. That turned out to be true, but I do also love the...

Time to do this… Balance, Effort and Consistency

Time to do this… Balance, Effort and Consistency

I created this Daily Afterglow area with the idea that I will blog about my daily practice.  That may have been ambitious since I'm still a bit of a hesitant writer and I do have to make a living in the hours when I am not practicing (or picking up the kids, or...

New Year, Same Stuff

New Year, Same Stuff

A warm welcome to 2017! Last year had plenty of ups and some major downs, but biggest thing for me is that I re-started a daily yoga practice in February. So, an anniversary is on the horizon 🙂 Like many people, the end of the year holidays were spent with family....