Doesn’t It Feel Good to Take Care of Yourself?

This morning, I treated myself with a massage.  I cannot afford to do it on a regular basis, but since my shoulder injury is still nagging at me, I decided go ahead and spend the money in hopes of finding some relief.  Afterwards, I felt great.  I was sitting a bit taller.  My neck and … Continue reading Doesn’t It Feel Good to Take Care of Yourself?

Let Me In

Last week, I was teaching a class full of teenage girls who were mostly beginners.  I began verbally guiding them into Side Angle.  Feeling that they had the flexibility, I gave them the option to take their top arm behind their back for a bind.  A few of the girls that had taken yoga classes before started … Continue reading Let Me In

BYEDD: Prayer Twist

Today's Baptiste Yoga Every Damn Day pose is:  Prayer Twist or Parivrtta Utkatasana. Start in Chair pose. Bring your hands together at the chest, and twist from the waist. The waist twisting motion is similar to Twisting Crescent.  Hands are pressed together equally.  Hips should be equal or lower than the shoulders.  Also, be sure to … Continue reading BYEDD: Prayer Twist

BYEDD: Extended Side Angle

Today's pose is Extended Side Angle or Utthita Parsvakonasana.  One of the most challenging aspects of this pose is that it requires a lot of strength from the obliques...you know...your sides.  If you aren't feeling anything in the sides of the abdomen in this pose, you may be making some common mistakes. Here, I am using … Continue reading BYEDD: Extended Side Angle

Day 12: Crescent Lunge (Low Style)

Today...er....yesterday was Day 12:  Crescent Lunge or Anjaneyasana.  We are doing the low lunge variation.  You can bring it up to a high lunge if you want to be a big overachiever, but I say there's nothing wrong with keeping it humble.  There's also probably nothing wrong with being an overachiever.  We all have our reasons … Continue reading Day 12: Crescent Lunge (Low Style)