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Placed On Your Personal Oxygen Masks First!

Placed On Your Personal Oxygen Masks First!

by NinaSupported Bridge Pose with Straight LegsYesterday I gave my regular private lesson to Richard, a very lovely and compassionate older man who works as a psychotherapist. He has a number of... read more
My So Much Up To Date Take At The Yamas

My So Much Up To Date Take At The Yamas

by NinaWisdom by Titian“Yamas contain essential advice for daily/good living. As they offer a map or guidance that allows us to have enhanced emotional and mental wellbeing and a more fulfilling... read more
Professional Technology And Professional Yoga

Professional Technology And Professional Yoga

by NinaIsaac Newton by William Blake “The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.” –Neil DeGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, author and... read more
Rethinking Place Of Business Yoga

Rethinking Place Of Business Yoga

by NinaOffice in a Small City by Edward Hopper*I guess by now most of you have figured out that I spend a lot of time at my desk. When I’m not working on the blog (along with my own writing, I do... read more
Doing Away With Bad Emotions

Doing Away With Bad Emotions

by NinaPhoto by Melina Meza1.33 By cultivating an attitude of friendship toward those who are happy, compassion toward those in distress, joy toward those who are virtuous, and equanimity toward... read more
Earliest-recognized Canine And Cat Poses

Earliest-recognized Canine And Cat Poses

by NinaYesterday I found out about a blog theluminescent.blogspot.co.ukthat contains quite a bit of interesting information about the history of yoga. There are two contributors: Dr. Jason Birch and... read more
A Complete Spectrum Of Poses And Practices

A Complete Spectrum Of Poses And Practices

by NinaOne of the reasons I started the Photo of the Day project on Facebook was because of the way older people are typically portrayed in the media: almost always doing chair yoga! So I wanted to... read more
Vintage (static) Heat-up Poses

Vintage (static) Heat-up Poses

by NinaIn addition to his recent post that focused on dynamic floor poses (see Dynamic Floor Warm-Up), Baxter will be sharing more warm-up sequences in the future. I thought today to complement his... read more
Pop Upright For Even A Minute Or !

Pop Upright For Even A Minute Or !

by NinaI was actually surprised that my post Rethinking Office Yoga didn’t get much of a response because at the time I thought I was saying something pretty important, and a bit radical. My basic... read more
My Guidelines For Studying The Sanskrit Names Of Poses, Phase Three

My Guidelines For Studying The Sanskrit Names Of Poses, Phase Three

by NinaSo far, inPart 1 we learned about how English and Sanskrit are related, so some of those mysterious words you’ve been hearing will actually easy to remember if you connect them with the... read more
Why English Pose Names Don't Seem To Be All The Time Literal Translations Of Sanskrit

Why English Pose Names Don't Seem To Be All The Time Literal Translations Of Sanskrit

by NinaWhat do you call this pose?If you have been reading my series on learning the Sanskrit names of yoga poses Part 1 andPart 2,you may have noticed many cases where the literal translation of the... read more
Nina's Guidelines For Studying Sanskrit Pose Names, Phase 2

Nina's Guidelines For Studying Sanskrit Pose Names, Phase 2

NinaAlthough I didn’t explain this yet, you may have already realized from part 1 that many pose names are compound terms made up of two or more common Sanskrit words, for example, Baddha Konasana... read more
My Guidelines For Studying Sanskrit Pose Names, Phase 1

My Guidelines For Studying Sanskrit Pose Names, Phase 1

by NinaA lot of English speakers are scared of trying to learn the Sanskrit names of yoga poses—it all just sounds completely impenetrable to them especially if a teacher is just quickly rattling... read more
My Subsequent-door Neighbor

My Subsequent-door Neighbor

by NinaLilacs in a Window by Marie CassattMy next-door neighbor Len, who is 78, recently stopped me on the street to tell me that he had finally started taking a yoga class (despite having lived next... read more
My Up To Date Feelings Approximately Quieting The Thoughts

My Up To Date Feelings Approximately Quieting The Thoughts

by NinaMeditative Rose by Salvador Dali*“By watching my mind for so many years now, I’ve befriended impermanence and change. Stability in anything except awareness has gone off the wish list,... read more
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