Archives for July 2011

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

Not too long ago, a student asked me if there was a specific amount of time that one should stay in a pose in order to get the most out of it. Voicing a common concern many people have as they begin to explore or deepen their yoga practice, she wrote: "Is it better to do a pose a numerous times for greater benefit, and hold it for an extended period of time, or should I do a wide variety of different poses in any given practice session?" My answer was simple: "Yes. And yes! Both ways of … [Read more...]

Ayurveda How-To: Oil Pulling

Ayurveda for health utilizes many techniques and exercises as self care practice, one of which is known as "oil pulling". There are many benefits to oil pulling, the most definite being overall oral hygiene, as the bacteria in the mouth that feed on sugars do not like oils. Oil pulling gently coats the teeth with oil -- even between the teeth -- therefore hindering tooth decay (ask your dentist about the relationship between oils and tooth decay to get the full scoop). Another benefit of … [Read more...]

Alice in Wonderland: Field Notes from Feldenkrais Training

Feldenkrais Training: Demonstration Of Awareness Through Movement from Frank Wildman on Vimeo. Greetings from Eugene where I'm wrapping up week three of the third segment of a four year Feldenkrais Method training I began last September. What is Feldenkrais? It's quite simple…and complicated. The official description from the Feldenkrais Guild of North America's website reads: "The Feldenkrais Method is named after its originator, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc. (1904-1984) [about], a … [Read more...]

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