Month: March 2009

SLOW AND STEADY: a successful yoga practice

I’ve been studying with Shelley for 6 years and am amazed at the profound changes in my body.  Layers of deeply held tensions and postural patterns have been slowly peeled away.  I have one of those short, tight and strong body types which I have jokingly referred to as good for digging potatoes from the earth…but not exactly “ballerina” material!    Shelley has encouraged…

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Why We Do YOGA

  I was thinking about a question from a student who was struggling with a back injury and doing Yoga. She asked me if I thought whether doing yoga might be making her problem worse. I have had many challenges in the last 15 years with my body; sometimes from doing a pose, but mostly just from life.  Teachers have given…

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HOT HOT HOT!!! NOT!

When I first started taking yoga, one of the first classes I took was from Bikram Choudhury in Beverly Hills in 1973.  He didn’t charge me since that was in the 70’s and I couldn’t afford his high price of $10.00 a class. Back then there was no high heat, just Bikram strutting his stuff as students  were sweating from the inner…

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