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Summer Yoga Posture Series – Part 1

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Summer Yoga Posture Series – Part 1

Travel With Yoga It’s that time of year again when summer vacations abound. Sightseeing, visiting, eating wonderful food, flying, and walking, lots of walking… Often by days end our backs are talking to us. Most likely we will not be attending a yoga class anytime soon. It is our vacation time after all! Feel Tall with 15 minutes of Yoga We all have those quiet moments between one activity and another. From my understanding of anatomy and the relationship of one yoga pose to another, I offer you six poses to relieve tension in your...

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Stabilize your Sacrum with Yoga: Part 2

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Sacral Stabilization Series, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Stabilize your Sacrum with Yoga: Part 2

Downward Facing Dog Helps Stabilize Welcome to Part 2 of Stabilizing your Sacrum with Yoga. A well done Adho Mukha Svanasana, or Downward Facing Dog Pose, will help you stabilize your sacroiliac joints and align your knees. Often in yoga classes students are asked to lift their hips high and bring their heels and chest down toward the floor. Aggressive action in this way without aligning the bones leaves the ankles, knees, and hips sloppy and disconnected so structural support is lost. By following the ques in this video with the aid of the...

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Stabilize the Sacrum for a Safer Yoga Practice: 1

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Sacral Stabilization Series, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Stabilize the Sacrum for a Safer Yoga Practice: 1

Instability is Epidemic As time passes more and more of my students show up to my classes or workshops who have an asymmetric pelvis. Many have low back pain as well as sacroilliac or hip joint discomfort. The pain ranges from mild to severe.  My new dvd release, Yoga for the Asymmetric Pelvis, addresses several different angles for relieving these types of pain.  I have selected a series of seven short videos to share with you focused on poses to stabilize your sacrum with the aid of Joanne Tugwell, a former student of mine and the owner of...

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Stretching Your Hamstrings is Bad?

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Back Pain Relief, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Stretching Your Hamstrings is Bad?

Stretch or Strengthen Your Hamstrings? The Spirit of B.K.S. Iyengar must have somehow touched Michael Edwards, creator of Yoga Align when he wrote the article Stop Stretching Your Hamstrings, hosted by Huffington Post. Alignment in yoga is important for many reasons. I agree with the intent of his article, which is to shed light into a dark place in the understanding and practice of yoga where people overstretched their hamstrings, weakening the integrity of their structure. Having been trained in the Iyengar method, the source of alignment...

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Yoga for the Asymmetric Pelvis

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Back Pain Relief, Teaching Tips, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Yoga for the Asymmetric Pelvis

You are invited to a special three hour workshop on Yoga for the Asymmetric Pelvis on April 29th, from 1 to 4 pm, at One Center Yoga. Who is this workshop for? This workshop is ideal if you experience hip pain that is often one sided, corresponding low back pain, or a catch in your ‘giddy-up’! Also excellent for hip differences from scoliosis or post-childbirth. The asymmetric pelvis is my specialty, as I have learned how to manage my own SI joint and hip asymmetries from a tailbone accident years ago and look forward to sharing my insights...

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Kiss My Asana Fundraiser

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Yoga Events, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Kiss My Asana Fundraiser

“Finding the Rhythm of the Spine” On Sunday, April 2 from 1 – 3 pm, I will be holding a donation class as part of the Kiss My Asana Yogathon at One Center Yoga to benefit Mind Body Solutions. In this class you will discover ways to elegantly and simply renew and establish the rhythm of your spine with Yoga. Appreciate the blessing that those in a wheelchair struggle to experience—a mind-body connection. Learn the importance of Matthew Sanford’s gift to disabled persons. Let’s support his foundation in this yearly...

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Ryan Conrad Tribute

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in Articles | 2 comments

Ryan Conrad Tribute

One week ago I said goodbye On Thursday February 23, 2017 at 6:40am, Ryan Conrad, a friend, student, teacher, and mentor died peacefully, after a yearlong journey with cancer. On Friday, morning I arrived early to bring roses and see him one last time to say goodbye. He looked peaceful and seemed to smile when I recited a prayer for him. I sat beside him for a time and read from the Tibetan book of the dead. “His family and close friends gathered at his home as his body was carried away amidst rose petals, tears, and hugs. His body was 38...

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Yoga for Core Strength

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Teaching Tips | 0 comments

Yoga for Core Strength

Create Stability, Balance, and Ease Join me to explore the ever elusive and desirable ‘core strength’ March 25th at One Center Yoga from 1:00-3:00 pm. The deep abdominal muscles known as the psoas are only one of the players involved in “core strength.” The design of this workshop is to explore all the muscle groups needed to create stability, balance, and ease of movement. A balanced core implies the ability to transfer your body weight from sitting to standing without using the arms as aids and is a prerequisite for managing low...

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The Body Speaks Its Mind

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Articles, Back Pain Relief | 4 comments

The Body Speaks Its Mind

When Thought Manifests I love my students. They’re sincere hearts, their intelligence and education, their willingness to be present for continued healing and transformation. During the election season we all faced a challenge to our emotions and sense of safety. Many of us put in the extra effort to help get other citizens out to vote. All that was interesting enough, however the Monday yoga class following the election was most interesting to me. As a Back Care Specialist I am aware of how emotions play a role in back pain. It seems...

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2017 Sri Aurobindo Integral Yoga Retreat

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

2017 Sri Aurobindo Integral Yoga Retreat

Sri Aurobindo Yoga Retreat June 28- July 2, 2017 We welcome you to join Lillah Schwartz and all the Indian families and presenters in this “adventure of consciousness and joy”. Meet with distinguished speakers from India & U.S. Lillah will offer the morning asana and afternoon pranayama sessions creating wonderful book ends for the lectures and meditations offered. This is an authentic Ashram like experience with the most sincere attendees. The Retreat begins on Wednesday June 28 at 5 pm (check in any time after 12 noon) and ends on...

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