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My Week in Ashtanga Yoga (4.23.18-4.29.18)

Witnessing my teacher struggle through her practice on Monday gave me some much needed perspective this week. I knew she was struggling because I know her practice and was watching her closely. But no one else in the room would have known because she didn't bitch or moan or even let out a single winded… Continue reading My Week in Ashtanga Yoga (4.23.18-4.29.18)

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My Week in Ashtanga Yoga (2.26.18-3.4.18)

The universe was definitely testing me this week. The full moon, my lady holiday, the comprehensive exam for my graduate program, and my midterm evaluations from my supervisors at my internships all hit at once. I took the opportunity to get in touch with myself through feeling out what I needed from my practice. I… Continue reading My Week in Ashtanga Yoga (2.26.18-3.4.18)

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Padangushtasana/Padahastasana

In Ashtanga Yoga, Padangusthasana and Padahastasana are the first two postures practiced following sun salutations (5 A, 5 B). The standing poses allow students to understand alignment and to develop strength and poise. These two postures primarily serve to open up the hamstrings and lengthen the spine. See below for descriptions of these postures with… Continue reading Padangushtasana/Padahastasana

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Glass Half Hopeful

There was so much of me I wanted to keep hidden As if imperfection Was forbidden . In your presence, I pause Struck by your beauty Smudged with flaws Rawness is your duty . You changed me. Empowering self-actualization Molding a life--more joyful, more soulful Away from anguish, toward elation I finally see the glass… Continue reading Glass Half Hopeful