March 28, 2014

March 17, 2014

Green St. Patrick's Day

I had an idea this evening that the holiday could be an opportunity to promote green living - even if for just a day. Note to self for next year.

March 16, 2014

Moon Salutation Chandra Namaskar

Each week I am becoming aware of yoga sequence inspirations for my Intro to Yoga class at The Yoga Room and Restorative class at Anasa Yoga. Driving down to see my friend Julie in San Jose last night I found the moon mesmerizing, especially when it was first rising. The full moon is a time when I feel the pull of powerful emotions. In my classes we will explore the calming and centering power of saluting the moon. I think this will be an appropriate honoring of the moon in both of these evening classes. Now my challenge is to create a fully restorative and gentle sequence.

March 10, 2014

Asian Art Museum Yoga Exhibition

On my 45th birthday this weekend I visited the Yoga exhibition and attended a lecture in Yoga as Science I was inspired to create both a restorative and an intro to yoga sequence focusing on the midline. This sequencing focus was from my learning at the lecture that yoga is about yoking - bringing opposites together into a whole. The midline is the vertical centerline of the body and we explored in the classes how to bring our left and right sides of our body parallel to, towards, away-from, across and on the midline. This balancing of the body allows for balancing of the breath and the focusing of the mind: Asana, Pranayama and Meditation.

Yoga Sequence Inspiration: Ada Lusardi Walking Workshop

Last week I created my intro to yoga and restorative sequences around deepening of the hip crease inspired by Ada's workshop. Plus, I purchased some pink bouncy rubber balls for working on fascia in the feet. Students loved the self-foot massage.

March 4, 2014

Back in the Darkroom

After 24 years! Helping my friend Carrie print her family's negatives. It all came back in 2 minutes.