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Anatomy & Kinesiology

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Yoga, Weight Loss & Representation: The Real Story

Recently I ran across dubiousdrishti‘s article on yoga and weight loss as a feminist issue, and it caused me to reflect on my own anti-plus-sized yoga stance. In the article, DD addresses that yoga is not really a weight-loss technique, but that our hyper-beautified culture and capitalistic branding have resulted in an inauthentic marketing of the practice. I couldn’t … Continue reading

In Defense of Warrior I: Are you hip or are you square?

Originally posted to AskYogaNerd blog on Sep. 25, 2013 http://www.yogajournal.com/basics/2357 Warrior I has been getting a bad rap lately. I suppose my defense of Warrior I began when several colleagues mentioned that was their least favorite beginner pose. (Mine was triangle.) I could not for the life of me understand why anyone wouldn’t love Warrior I … Continue reading

Shoulder load jumping back to Chaturanga: Prescriptions that Ail Ya

Originally posted Sep 23, 2013 on AskYogaNerd blog… Recently fellow Yoga Nerd, Adrienne, and I were talking about jumping back to plank in a modified sun salutation and she mentioned that instructors at a nearby yoga business say you should always step back to plank and only jump back to chaturanga dandasana. As I teach … Continue reading