Downward Dog

All hail downward facing dog, the great adho mukha svanasana! I would love to know when downward dog entered the yoga canon. It is not mentioned in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika the 15th century text …

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Keeping it Simple: Hands and Knees

People need to move. This is often easier said than done depending upon an individual’s relationship to their body. Some people thrive on movement and some people, contrary to healthy laws of nature, much prefer …

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Walkabout: Pedometer Update

I love my new pedometer. It tells me how much I am walking and gives me incentive to meet daily goals.The average recommended steps that a person should take a day are 10,000. I don’t …

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The Feet in Forearm Plank

Forearm plank is ostensibly an upper body pose. The work is ideally in the core and we are solidly grounded through the forearms. But what are the feet doing? Something I repeat often in my …

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Muscling in on the Brachial Plexus

Sketchblog: DayBooks There’s a lot of stuff going on in the space beneath the collar bones.  Ouch!  Nerves entangled with tendons, muscles. Between thought and movement there is a lot of required coordination in the …

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