Category Archives: Yoga

Adding Adductors to your Body Body of Knowledge


Yes.  I purposefully tried to make the title of this blog as confusing as possible.  Why?  Does it mean I’m not a good writer?  Does it mean I don’t care about the edification of my readers?  Does it mean my … Continue reading

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The Delightful, Dynamic, totally Dope Diaphragm


In last week’s post, I mentioned that the psoas shares attachments to the diaphragm, so I figured we might as well delve into the diaphragm next.  Please note my extensive use of alliteration within this post, as alliteration is amazingly … Continue reading

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Psoas – The “Hidden Prankster”


My final term at the Center for Neurosomatic Studies began week before last.  We’ve only had 2 weeks of school and already we’ve covered tons of interesting stuff in Advanced Technique class.  I finally know the official protocols for the … Continue reading

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Syn – Everything comes together


I feel this compulsion to write today, even though I don’t have a clearly defined outcome/topic.  I have this idea floating around in my brain pan, and hopefully writing will help distill it into some sense. Yesterday I attended a … Continue reading

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On Getting Comfortable with Uncertainty


The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty that you can comfortably live with. – Tony Robbins Week 5 is done, Man!  In case you don’t know, that’s a riff off of a quote … Continue reading

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Week 3 – On Contemplating Change Vs. Implementing Change


Today was the first week of normal classes at CNS.  Monday we had Basic Massage. Tuesday was Advanced Technique. Wednesday was Business. Thursday was more Advanced Technique.  Friday was Anatomy and Pyshiology. I’m concerned about my success in A&P because … Continue reading

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On the Importance of Movement


Where have I been, you may be wondering??  Well, let me tell you. It’s a story that begins at the latest last summer and at the earliest back in high school, with a few milestones in between. I’ll start at … Continue reading

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After further thought…


My students Thursday night asked me a couple of questions that I was not really prepared to answer.  I tossed out the first thing that came to the top of my head, but after further reflection, I have more to … Continue reading

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New Yoga Sequence on YouTube!


Hey-O!  I’ve gone and done it.  I bought a new microphone, so I could film some high-quality yoga videos. I plugged the mic in, did a 2 second test, and replayed the video.  NO SOUND!!  So I plowed forward, sans … Continue reading

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Where Worlds Collide


Last week I attended the Iowa Women Lead Change Conference in Cedar Rapids, IA.  It was a really amazing conference, with a lot of thought-provoking speakers.  But what really blew my mind, was that when I went to the Dubuque … Continue reading

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