Align your Knee Pits

A different view of knee alignment Knee problems are common, and in yoga classes we are often given a lot of tips on how to align our knees in various poses. While many of the alignment tips I have received and offered over the years are beneficial, my studies in...

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Expand into Spring!

Over the past three days, I witnessed a hare make the transition from winter white to summer brown. I was impressed with how quickly this change happened! I frequently feel like I am changing just like this hare, though these changes are slower and perhaps less...

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A Few of My Favourite Things …

This year has been one in which my health has been my primary focus. In 2015, it felt like I fell apart and in 2016 I have rebuilt myself. A lifetime of movement patterns to compensate for some interesting skeletal anomalies, coupled with hyper-laxity in some key...

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Moving the Pelvis in Twists

This Month on the Mat   Sacroiliac dysfunction can be traced to poor posture in everyday activities and to poor alignment in yoga asana practice, especially in seated twisting poses. This dysfunction can lead to pain and instability at the back of your pelvis. This...

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Moving the Pelvis in Forward Folds

This Month on the Mat There are many cases in yoga where form and alignment are important. Not because there is “right way” or “wrong way,” but because how you move in and out of a yoga pose and how you hold yourself in that pose determines the effects it has on your...

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A summer of thriving!

Living with Intention:   “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ~ Mary Oliver THRIVE. Yes, I want to thrive! This is my word, contemplation and intention for the summer ... and possibly the rest of the year. And ... yes, for the...

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Falling Down & Rising Up …

Living with Intention: Over the past couple of weekends, I have had the opportunity to renew my studies with Gert van Leeuwen, the founder of Critical Alignment Yoga and Therapy. It has been a powerful experience for me in a couple of significant ways. When Gert was...

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