Sequence Wednesdays: Seated Forward Bends

Dear seated forward bends:  I owe you an apology!  I’ve been writing this blog for months and I have neglected you terribly!!  Until now… I don’t want you to think I have ignored seated forward bends because I don’t like them…quite the contrary.  These are some of my favorite poses.  I’m not sure why, exactly, … Continue reading

Paschimottanasana

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Hope you had a good time with friends, family, pets or away from all of that! 😉 Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend) is one of my favorite poses to demonstrate in class because it shows that different bodies do poses in different ways (without any value judgement or ability level assigned.)  Because of … Continue reading

Gratitude

Ah Thanksgiving…whether it’s an occasion to spend time with family and friends or just an excuse to eat your weight in stuffing, this holiday is a great opportunity to cultivate gratitude. We should probably be cultivating gratitude all the time, but it doesn’t hurt to have a reminder.  I know I have a lot to … Continue reading

Tips for yoga teachers working with students of size

Since I am wrapping up my last plus size series today, I thought it was worth posting some tips and ideas for the yoga teachers who are hopefully inheriting my students for the time being. Here’s the thing – you don’t need to be a larger yoga teacher to teacher larger-bodied students.  None of my … Continue reading

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