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Y99: Hatha for Low Back Pain and Awareness of Pelvic Tilt

back pain hatha Nov 24, 2019

In last week’s episode I shared one of my favorite threads of the Yoga Sutra: “mindfulness of opposites.”

Today I share one of the most essential pairs of opposites -- anterior and posterior pelvic tilt. If you’ve never heard these words before, I will share exactly what I mean by them in today’s episode.

As I’ve shared before, low back pain effects 80% of...

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Y96: Hatha For Improving Balance By Establishing Your Center

balance core hatha yoga Nov 16, 2019

In last week’s episode I shared how to address deep seated muscular imbalances.

In today's episode I share how balance is often misunderstood as needing to arrive at a perfect point between two opposites. As you know from any amount of life experience, things are constantly changing and moving. A core teaching of spiritual traditions is impermanence - you can never swim in the same river...

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Y93: Meditative Hatha Practice With Lots of Props

Have you wanted to meditate but have a hard time getting into it? What if you could approach yoga as a moving meditation? I'll explore this approach today in your practice and share some of my own experience, including what I learned at a 10 day Vipassana meditation retreat that gave me a new appreciation for my yoga practice. 

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QY3: Hatha Yoga to Ground and Reduce Excess Heat (Pitta Dosha)

In Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, the fire element in the body and mind is called the Pitta Dosha. Pitta means “that which cooks.” Pitta is associated with all metabolic processes: digesting food, ideas, experiences. Regulating heat in the body. Also things like passion, focus, ambition. When this gets excessive you may experience anger, skin issues (anything red on the...

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