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Translating Confusing Asana Cues

Admit it, we’ve all enjoyed a good laugh now and then at yogaspeak or puzzled over cues like “Bend with a straight spine,” or...

Learning to Back Off in Yoga

Back off: is it a question, a statement or an admonition? In my teacher training we were continually told to “keep our hands on...

Don’t Doubt the Magic of Hands-On Adjustments

I’d always struggled with Prasaritta Padottanasa (Wide-Legged Forward Bend). Naturally tight hamstrings coupled with a mild sacral imbalance would trap me in resistance as...

8 Qualities of a Skillful Yoga Student

With the rising popularity of yoga celebrities (especially on Instagram and at yoga festivals), I often ask myself, ‘What does it take to be...

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