Glaucoma Friendly Yoga

Glaucoma Friendly Yoga

A few weeks ago, I was diagnosed with narrow-angle glaucoma. It was a bit of a surprise to me and to some of the medical professionals I work with! I had a full eye exam in March and everything was fine. In October, it wasn't. Since my diagnosis, I have been curious...

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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 pain...

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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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