Category Archives: Expectations 2016

Myth-busting: Yoga and weight loss

We have all seen advertisements or online photos of very thin, and very flexible women in beautiful and challenging yoga postures. This is a constant message to the subconscious mind that yoga will make one look like this model or … Continue reading

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Myth busting: Yoga is Exercise

Yoga is exercise. This myth and question is not so simple to answer. Its both Yes, and No. Share this:ShareFacebookPrintEmail

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Natural Movement: Squat pose

While its true that a yoga practice does not provide all the movement a body needs, it does provide most of the natural human movements including the squat. What’s the big deal about squatting? Share this:ShareFacebookPrintEmail

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Myth-busting: Yoga is the only kind of movement I need

Yoga is the only kind of movement one needs. Is that true? Let’s look at a standard, garden-variety yoga class: inside a room, on a mat, for about an hour, two or three times a week. The student moves forward, … Continue reading

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Myth-busting: do my organs twist in a deep twist?

For students not knowing the body anatomy, they might think its possible to have the organs themselves twist or wring out in a particularly deep twist. And teachers, not being mindful of their words, might give this as a metaphor … Continue reading

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Balance – a reasonable expectation

While achieving an amazing balancing feat like we sometimes see in advertising is unrealistic for the average person, a reasonable expectation for a regular yoga practice is improved overall balance. While there are many causes for loss of balance, a … Continue reading

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Myth busting: I can’t touch my toes

A frequent excuse for those who want to take a yoga class but feel inadequate to even start is that they are not flexible enough or that they cannot touch their toes. So we will start the year busting that … Continue reading

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