There is no Thrust in a Backbend

Ease, ease, ease… asana practice is about ease. Especially a backbend. But there is an issue of desire, or will, or something… that makes people do things that they shouldn’t do. Even in the pursuit …

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Sunday Morning Music: Alan Price

This week’s edition of edition of Sunday Morning Music comes from one of my favorite movies O Lucky Man! I first saw this movie in when I was sixteen and it kind of blew my …

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Running with a Level Chin

This morning I went running with my dog and was thinking of writing a blog post about the value of keeping the chin level with the ground. I focus on a number of things while …

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The Psoas Major and Sit Ups

We all need a strong and balanced core. We all want a long and strong psoas major muscle. These two factors are equally important but they often get in each other’s way in the search …

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Stretching Counter Intuitively

      There is much I don’t understand. When it comes to the body I have no formal training outside of a yoga certification and a few week long teacher trainings. I opened a …

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The Solidity of the Spine

A supple spine is one that can move when we want and solidify when we want. The movement part is relatively easy for most in at least some areas of the spine—but the solid part …

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The Tyranny of the Rectus Abdominis

There are four abdominal muscles—Rectus Abdominis, transverse abdominis, internal oblique, external oblique. These four muscles, which are paired in the body, are all connected through a network of tendon and fascia as you can see …

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