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Egyptian Scorpion

During these weeks of practicing with scorpion pose, we will explore variations that do not require one to do a forearm stand. Sometimes we will use props and sometimes we will play with a posture we call Earth Scorpion and … Continue reading

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Scorpion

During these last months of the year, the morning class will explore and play with scorpion pose. It takes strength and flexibility so we will build up to it over time. Even then, since scorpion is an advanced arm balance, … Continue reading

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Shavasana

The legend of Shavasana concerns a wise and just king who while riding through the woods becomes thirsty.  In his travel he comes upon a sage in deep meditation who does not hear the king’s request for water.  The king … Continue reading

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Saraswati and a Swan

Most of the stories we have learned this whole year are of men, sages and animals. Saraswati is one of the personifications of the Divine Mother. Her seat is a lotus flower and her vehicle through the universe is a … Continue reading

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Anjali Mudra

We will explore and play with several hand mudras in our class this week. It’s a lovely way to bring meaning and intention into your practice. There can be many layers of meaning with each mudra and knowing them can … Continue reading

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Halasana – Plough pose

From Hindu mythology the plough, or hala is carried and used by Krishna’s big brother, Balaram. His name is sometimes called Haladhara meaning the plough-carrier. Once upon a time, Duryodhana imprisoned Krishna’s son Samba in Hastinapur. The family patriarch, King … Continue reading

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Kurmasana – The tortoise

If this Hubble telescope image had to be described in a story might be told as the churning of the cosmic sea of milk. Maybe that is where this Hindu myth originated, from the spiraling cosmos itself. Source: Hubblesite.org Share … Continue reading

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Gomukhasana

What is it about a cow that makes us feel that all is right with the world?  For my daughter she believes that cows are loving critters.  She has been collecting cow stuff for years and her room looks like a … Continue reading

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Mountains and Rivers

According to yoga philosophy, within everything there is a consciousness and quality- not only in humans and animals, but also in natural phenomena like rivers, mountains and trees. From Myths of the Asanas Share this:ShareFacebookPrintEmail

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Ustrasana – Camel Pose

We have little proverbs and sayings in English like – Don’t judge a book by its cover, or He who laughs last, laughs best or Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. Any of these could be the moral to … Continue reading

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