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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
All Approximately Your Sacroiliac (si) Joints

All Approximately Your Sacroiliac (si) Joints

by NinaShadow with Pelvis and Moon by Georgia O'Keefe*Although your sacroiliac joints are probably parts of your body you haven’t thought about much—if at all—they are a particular concern for... read more
Discovering Your Personal Yoga

Discovering Your Personal Yoga

by NinaKitchereeIf you carefully read the Yoga Sutras cover to cover and learn about what the eight-fold path really entails, you would realize—and maybe you already have—that this path is not... read more
Scoliosis And Yoga: The Large Image

Scoliosis And Yoga: The Large Image

by NinaI was looking at my scoliosis in an X-ray the other day. Yep, it was definitely there! I could clearly see how some of my lumbar spinal bones were actually rotated, though there was not much... read more
All Approximately Your Shoulders

All Approximately Your Shoulders

by NinaYour shoulder joint (glenohumeral joint) is a ball and socket joint. This joint attaches both to your ball of your arm bone (head of the humerus) and your shoulder blade (scapula). All three... read more
Satisfied Anniversary! Seven Years Of Yoga For Wholesome Growing Older

Satisfied Anniversary! Seven Years Of Yoga For Wholesome Growing Older

by NinaBy Wayne Thiebaud*Today’s our seventh anniversary! And when this time of year comes around, I can’t help but reflect on everything that happened here during the year. So here’s the basic... read more
Co-opting Patanjali

Co-opting Patanjali

by NinaPatanjali Store in New Delhi*Just last night I finished reading Edwin Bryant’s extraordinary bookThe Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Among the many, many things I learned from reading this work is... 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
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