The Journey Finds Yin To It’s Yang

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Yoga Elements teaches two styles of yoga. Yin Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa YogaAshtanga Vinyasa Yogais quite flowing powerful with controlled moves. As a matter of fact, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is sometimes called Power Yoga. As you get better and stronger and have more control over your body, you will be able to jump and flow through the different poses, like you see in this video here:

LOL, now I’m nowhere near this. But I have just started to jump from flat back to chaturanga (upright pushup position), and then from downward facing dog back to flat back. Now I’m still not very graceful at doing this, but I’m still working on it. An example of what I’m talking about is here:

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Keep calm and…

I have been a bit neglectful of my blog and although I would like to say I have been too busy to post that is simply not true.  I have been busy, but not too busy.  I can’t even claim to have writer’s block – this time last week I had a fantastic idea for a post, based on a meditation of yoga as story. Now the key idea eludes me, and I hope it will come back but if not, oh well – that is simply the price I have to for letting it slip away in the first place.

Today I found myself fighting tears on my yoga mat, during forward bends of all poses.  I had a lot of tightness in my lower back and my left hip was a little sore, but my tears came from nowhere, connected to some old inner sadness.  Dom encouraged me to speak to Cerissa afterwards and she said it was perfectly natural and not simply some emo chick thing as I feared (I hate the thought that I am weak).

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Inspiration Along The Journey — Part 1

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Adrian CoxMy Yoga Journey has really afforded me the opportunity to meet some really great and amazing people. The people that I will be talking about here are the teachers that have inspired me in many different ways to further my experience and better my experience and practice in yoga.

In this section of My Yoga Journey, I will be talking about the teachers that have inspired me along my journey. With all the people I will be talking about, I sent them all four (4) questions: (1) When did you start studying yoga? (2) Why did you start studying yoga? (3) When did you start being a yoga teacher? (4) Why did you become a teacher? I have received some great answer from all of the teachers, and I thank you all for those. In this installment, I will be talking about Adrian Cox, the founder and head instructor of Yoga Elements Studio.

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yoga and poetry

Today after class I had an interesting conversation about poetry with my yoga teacher, Jib.  She mentioned that after showing Dom one of her poems he had told her that her approach to poetry resembled mine in that it was consciously crafted with attention paid to rhythm and rhyme.  She said she noticed my practice showed similar tendencies (in fact it was noticing this that prompted her to make the connection that I am Dom’s wife as she is probably the only teacher at yoga elements who hasn’t seen us together).

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