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What if our practice was our life?

Amy & freddy Jul 28

What If? A Poem by Ganga White   What if our religion was each other? If our practice was our life? If prayer was our words?   What if the Temple was the Earth? If forests were our church?...
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Oh Go Jump in a Lake: How to deal with Pitta season

Jump In Jul 21

It’s summer here in Lake George, NY and in the North East, USA. From an Ayurvedic point of view, that means it’s Pitta Season! The elements of fire and water are predominant creating a steamy environment that can leave...
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Chaturanga Dandasana: From the ground up

chat from ground Mar 2

YES! I’m completely obsessed with Chaturanga Dandasana. Here’s another way of working this very challenging pose.  Whether we are entering into a yoga pose, a conversation or even a relationship, the direction we are coming from can make all...
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Open the Shoulders and the Heart Will Follow

heart image Feb 16

When the shoulders are open the sweetness of the heart can flow through the arms and into the hands making everything we touch an expression from our hearts.  I hope you enjoy this flow. Shukriya, Amy
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Cobra and Upward Facing Dog – Two Totally Different Animals

Cobra Pose Jan 28

Here’s another area where there’s confusion in vinyasa classes.  It’s rarely taught and students are not clear.  Check out this short video… it’s thorough but brief.  I hope this helps you align more safely so that you get the...
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Jump Back to Chaturanga Dandasana

chaturanga Jan 19

Here’s another “ouch” of a misalignment in motion… I see this ALL the time. In the Surya Namaskar A Vinyasa I’ll have students jumping back into Plank then lower down into Chaturanga. Yup, jumping back to Plank! …pain ripples...
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Chaturanga Dandasana: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

chaturanga Jan 13

I see a lot of misaligned Chaturanga Dandasana in my Vinyasa yoga classes… and shoulder, wrist and elbow injuries come right along with that. Students are injuring themselves because they are not being taught.  Unfortunately we aren’t “teaching” this...
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Bypassing Chaturanga Dandasana: A Safe Alternative

modified chaturanga Jan 13

I created this modified vinyasa to help my beginner students build strength and access the actions needed to practice the Chaturanga to Upward Facing Dog transition safely. I’m not a fan of teaching students to drop their knees in...
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Being “Un-Done”

Amy & Bodhi 062314 Jun 23

It’s been a while since my last blog.  Here we are at the mid-point of another year, and this one has been very busy for me. I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, Bodhi… travelled with him and...
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Who Says You Can’t Practice Yoga Pregnant?!

Amy_Sturman Dec 10

When you’re pregnant, your center of balance shifts daily. I think of it as nature’s way of preparing you for the big shift when the baby comes and the center of your universe is now walking around outside of...
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