Author: ShelleyPiser

FROM THE CASTING COUCH TO THE YOGA MAT… boys will be boys

Oh how the times they are a changing. I recently read an article from 2012 on what led to the downfall of a very popular Yoga teacher, John Friend, and his internationally recognized style,  Anasaura Yoga.. It was because of his sexual escapades with married employees and teachers which led to his downfall. Back in 2012 there were only quiet dribbles of these sorts of…

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BEND OVER BACKWARD for yourself

Make space within yourself to breathe deeper as you inhale and exhale.  Clear out accumulated burdens causing sadness, worry, fear, and anger.  Open your heart, open your chest and EXHALE to allow for the fullness and ease of your next INHALATION! Backbends make us happy.  When sadness and deep grief carve out a home in our body our posture reflects the expression of…

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All Stuck Up

So many of my students react to a pose that they find difficult by saying,  “I am so tight,” or “I can’t do this pose,” and “I will never be able to do this.”   Well, if it is true that your thoughts affect actions then hanging out in a pose repeating that you will never change, assures that you will never change.  And,…

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WARRIOR POSE: STRONG AND CENTERED

Standing poses will bring a strong and confident attitude that will emanate within you for your entire day. Inspired beauty with balance through harmonizing strength, flexibility, and stability bringing grace and confidence to each step of the rest of your day is the fruit that standing asanas bring into your life.. The warrior is disciplined, fearless, strong, and flexible.  To stand firmly and breathe softly…

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ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW

Another point of view to assist better breathing is side bending postures.  I consider these side stretches along with twists essentials for supporting deeper breathing. This is such a well rounded asana (parivrttaikapada upavistha konasana) that spreads, twists, turns and churns from the inside out.  What a wonderful way to change your point of view.  When we are just too…

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