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Last week when I taught my Friday morning class, I continued to teach for the upcoming Kapha season.  I incorporate Ayurveda into my class every week, giving suggestions about how to balance yourself with Dinacharya (daily routines) and Ritucharya (seasonal routines).  

Last week in my blog a wrote about being sidetracked with a low back injury and how I had to relax with restorative poses.  This week, I was reading my homework assignment, chapter 5 and there was a great article by Judith Lasater called Out of Joint.  This article was about the Sacroiliac Joint and how it can cause lower back pain.

When you’re sidelined with an injury, waiting for that injury to heal can take a tremendous amount of patience.  For an active yogini, not being able to practice asana is a real challenge, especially when you know how a yoga practice calms you!  I find that my practice of asana brings me peace and tranquility.  It’s quite a spiritual thing and I’ve recently been side tracked with a low back issue so my… Read More

Rectus Abdominis Muscle!  That’s my focus this past week, not only when I practice, but when I teach too.  I pick this as the energetic idea to focus on this week because it’s a real trouble spot for me.  I also choose to focus on this area because it’s Vata season and Vata resides in the large intestine and by working the rectus abdominis, you’re also working the large intestine. As much… Read More

For the next few weeks, my assignment, as a student at Brentwood Yoga Center, is to write a summation about discoveries from the work assigned, which IS (drum roll please!), energetic ideas.  Okay, I actually shortened this since I need to write a full-page and if I wrote the entire assignment it would:

I’m enrolled in a yoga teacher training program at the Brentwood Yoga Center.  This is a 300 hour program which takes me to a different level than my initial 200 hour teacher training program. It’s a funny thing about taking a training program like this, the more I learn, the more I realize I don’t know! The assignment I’m working on right now is to pick an energetic idea that I’ve learned… Read More