I attended a very exciting class this morning. Instead of immediately getting into the poses, our instructor had us take about 10 minutes to lie down in Shavasana and focus on our Ujjayi breathing
, which is also known as “the ocean breath
” or commonly referred to as “cobra breathing
The instructor was very descriptive in her explanations and had us breathing deeply in ‘sooooooooos
I was actually a little nervous about taking my first Yoga class. I was afraid that I would not know what to do, not have the right materials, hit the poses incorrectly, not have enough stamina.... Whew
– I must have experienced a hundred or more doubts before I even set foot into the Silverlake Yoga studio
Located in Los Angeles, Silverlake Yoga
is a neighborhood studio...
This is the one
. This is the class I’ll continue to take. I feel great after that session. It was the first time I’d been to anything other than Intro Vinyasa classes and I loved it. The Yin class is more meditative, slower paced, and more focused
than the intros I had attended. It was difficult, yes, but deeply...
When I first began my yoga journey nearly eight years ago, I was introduced to a form of hot yoga – a modified version of Bikram
in a 100° room. At that time, I found that during most of my yoga classes I would become dizzy, occasionally to the point of having a near blackout.
I just assumed this was a normal part of yoga. Then, after stopping for a...
A few days ago, I wrote about a new online music service called Last.fm
. I’ve since created some great play lists and have over 500 tracks that I love to listen to.
By the way, I found out that if you want to pay an extra $3 a month (as opposed to having just the free option
), you can actually choose to listen to your...
Beverly was our instructor again for today’s class. She started the class off by mentioning that some of the advanced students attend the odd intro class to brush up on their form. Right.
I guess I don’t feel so bad after all about struggling with the intro classes.
Since every pose is described and explained extensively, we find ourselves having to hold all the poses throughout the duration of instruction. Continue Reading: My Yoga Diaries – Session 3: Intro Vinyasa