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The Yoga Diaries: Week 4

So this is the fourth week and again it’s been patchy.  I suspect that the cold that I finally went down with on Sunday had been building most of the week.  What with the back pain episode last week and … Continue reading

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The Yoga Diaries: Week 3

Not a good week, due to an issue with my back which I wrote about a few days ago.  Here is the diary, just for the record: Monday:  Ashtanga primary series to janusirsasana C, including some vinyassas in the seated … Continue reading

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Physician Heal Thyself!

Just to make it clear: I’m not a Physician.  At least not in a Western sense.  But this week something was going wrong in my own body.  Laying in bed overnight on Monday I could feel some sciatic pain in … Continue reading

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The Yoga Diaries: Week 1

So how did it go?  Not too bad.  I added a little more each day.  Following both morning and evening practices on Thursday my body was ready for a rest day on Friday.  The normal routine for Ashtanga yoga is … Continue reading

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The Yoga Diaries: Introduction

The truth of the matter is that my exercise schedule in general and my yoga practice in particular have fallen apart since my trip to Thailand in February.  I cancelled my gym membership before going with the intention of finding … Continue reading

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Oriental Wisdom or Danger?

There is an interesting technique in Thai massage called ‘opening the wind gate’.  In English it is often referred to as a ‘blood stop’.  This sounds dramatic, whereas it is a very calming technique.  Pichest, my Thai teacher simply refers … Continue reading

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Morning Yoga

I’ve never been good at having a consistent morning yoga practice.    I often feel groggy in the morning and in need of breakfast.  Add to that the inevitable stiffness of being over 50 and the probability of falling out of … Continue reading

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