All You Need to Know About Chaturanga

Y'all.  You know I have Chaturanga issues.  I've talked about this pendulum I'm on from strife to acceptance for years.    Well, in February, that ended. Nagging shoulder pain? Gone. Inability to "do it perfectly"?  Um, I actually could do it. Check out this segment of J. Brown's Gentle Is the New Advanced that will change your Chaturanga … Continue reading All You Need to Know About Chaturanga

Compassionate Recovery

This weekend I had the honor of participating in a Yoga Mala benefiting SATYA - Seacoast Area Teachers of Yoga in Action.  I was a little nervous at the beginning just at the thought of doing 108 Sun Salutations.  Doing 108 of anything is a pretty daunting task. At the beginning, I was surprised at how well I … Continue reading Compassionate Recovery

The Pose is the Vehicle not the Destination

I have this love/hate (Um, okay it's more like 3/4ths hate) relationship with Chaturanga Dandasana.  I cannot do it.  I could do it at one time, but it seems like another lifetime ago.  I was doing it, then I injured my wrist and shoulder, then I quit yoga.  One of the biggest reasons I had … Continue reading The Pose is the Vehicle not the Destination

BYEDD: Chaturanga Dandasana

OH, DEAR GOD it's Chaturanga!  I have had many many feelings about this pose.  Most of those feelings are negative.  Many people say that Chaturanga Dandasana is horrible for your shoulders, and that to do this pose is to disable your arms for the rest of eternity.  While injury is likely if you do this … Continue reading BYEDD: Chaturanga Dandasana