Monthly Archives: December 2015

5 cues to guide alignment in downward facing dog

Downward Facing Dog – adho mukha svanasana I was trained to align from the feet first and then to work up the body to the head. This is a well-received formula for my students so these 5 are listed in order. Hands same distance as shoulders, strong fingers and hand pads Feet hip-width or wider with heels aimed down Reach tailbone […]

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how many times do YOU use a sequence before teaching something new?

There really is no right or wrong, in my opinion, but how many times you use the same sequence should be intentional. Here are some things to consider: What are you working toward or doing for the student’s body by using the sequence repeatedly? Are there minor changes to make that help that sequence grow into […]

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more “stuff”

Not that this is what it’s all about… BUT, if I look back at all of the things I use in a day, here a few of the basics, along with the why and what for.  Thought there might be a few you could use too! Click on any of the following for more info!   […]

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Sanskrit or Not?

Do you use Sanskrit when you are teaching class? Is there a formula you follow as to how much is useful for your students and how much is too much? The balance between English and Sanskrit should be a conscious part of your teaching plan. Sanskrit is a beautiful language and has an appropriate place in […]

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