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My Week in Ashtanga Yoga (5.14.18-5.20.18)

I had a really tough time in terms of asana practice this week. My psoas muscle is extremely tight and my lumbar spine feels so stuck. Despite this pain, I've been pushing forward, as that's the only thing I know to do. On Thursday, I celebrated the one year anniversary of beginning my Ashtanga journey.… Continue reading My Week in Ashtanga Yoga (5.14.18-5.20.18)

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My Week(s) in Ashtanga Yoga (4.30.18-5.13.18)

Life got a little crazy with graduation and other celebrations last weekend. Honestly, I didn't prioritize writing a blog post because I don't want this to be something I have to write on a to-do list. This is not an assignment--it's a tool I'm using to reflect on my experiences, keep track of my progress,… Continue reading My Week(s) in Ashtanga Yoga (4.30.18-5.13.18)

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My Week in Ashtanga Yoga (4.16.18-4.22.18)

I'd be lying if I said it was easy to maintain, but I have not allowed my yoga practice suffer as a result of graduate school. I am proud of myself for that. I refuse to sacrifice my daily devotional time for myself. I need it! It makes me a better person...a better therapist. How… Continue reading My Week in Ashtanga Yoga (4.16.18-4.22.18)

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My Week in Ashtanga Yoga (4.9.18-4.15.18)

I did home practice several times this week instead of going to the shala for Mysore practice.┬áPart of this had to do with scheduling. I've had early meetings at my internship, and driving to the shala takes time. But part of me also feels that in the Mysore room, my recent struggles have been a… Continue reading My Week in Ashtanga Yoga (4.9.18-4.15.18)

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My Week in Ashtanga Yoga (3.26.18-4.1.18)

I know I say this every week, but it really does get harder every week. I was really grateful to have some extra time to focus on my practice this week. I was expecting this time to be spent playing with handstands and working my hip mobility and shoulder girdle strength in order to improve… Continue reading My Week in Ashtanga Yoga (3.26.18-4.1.18)