Hip Openers

Hip Openers

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Hip Openers
  • Maintain Space

    Feb. 12, 2024 - One things that is great in terms of the yoga practice, is how it helps you maintain the spaciousness of the body.

  • Flow With Change

    Nov. 1, 2023 - As the say, "change is the only constant," and sometimes it can be hard to keep up with it.

  • Get Lost In The Hips

    9.26.23 - Jane and I have become huge fan of dancing to EMD (electronic dance music). What is funny is we both have degrees in music, and on the surface this music can sound like a constant bass drum, and that's it. In actuality, the great EDM DJs are experts at creating a sound landscape for ph...

  • Open Hips

    Friday, 4.21.23 - Today we open the hips to help us enjoy more of what this season has to offer - dancing, hiking, swimming, sitting in a car on a road...so many things are easier and more enjoyable with more open hips.

  • Keeping Mobility

    Monday, Jan 23, 2023 - A PT was a guest lecturer for the UVM Yoga Training Program, and said something I hadn't thought of before...that the physical yoga practice is about mobility, not flexibility. I love that, and we consider that in today's practice.

  • Bouncer of the Mind

    Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 - Sometimes all kinds of thoughts can get in the mind, and it's good to take control of that. You can think of the idea of having a "bouncer of the mind." Someone is has hanging out at the entrance of the mind, deciding what thoughts come in and what thoughts stay out.

  • Rule of Life

    Monday, Jan 9, 2023 - Today we consider of the idea of have a "Rule of Life," which is creating your own operating manual for how you do your life...and you get to write and re-write it.

  • Go WIth the Flow of Life

    Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022 - It's cool to learn then by opening up your body in different ways, you are able to open up your life in different ways. Today, we focus on opening our hips, to open us up to change and our emotional self.

  • Practice Self-Care

    Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 - Today we appreciate our Self and practice self-care.

  • Gratitude

    Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022 - Today we turn toward gratitude, which is widely known as one of the easiest, and best, ways to help your mental health. :-)

  • Using the Chakra System for Manifestation

    Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 - This week we are thinking about the chakras, and yesterday I learned of a whole different way to think of the chakras. Historically, I've thought of the chakras in terms of working from the bottom up...starting with being grounded and working up to deeper learning and ...

  • Going With the Flow of the Second Chakra

    Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022 - Today we work with the 2nd chakra, which is all about being open to going with the flow of life. This chakra relates to the hips, so we'll do a lot of hip stuff today...enjoy!

  • The Essence of All Teachings Is Right Here

    Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 - Something I really love about yoga philosophy is the idea that all the good is inside of you, you just need to look for it. Today we consider one of the sutras from the Radiance Sutras that says, "The essence of all teachings is right here, open your eyes."

  • Be Open to How You Feel

    Wednesday, Oct 19, 2022 - Something I've come to recognize, through yoga, is my body is telling me things...I'm just not sure what they are. Part of the yoga practice is listening, and then trying to figure it out. Enjoy!

  • Humility is a Bright Virtue

    Thursday, 9.29.22: I had a very funny experience yesterday of lacking a few of the bright qualities we've been talking about this week. It's a reminder that we are all doing our best, and also that humor is a very important quality to maintain. :-)

  • Licorice Pizza

    9.19.22 - I watched the movie "Licorice Pizza" the other night. A great movie! One of the things I loved about it was the emotional rollercoaster of the characters...you need to see it. :-)

    It was a reminder that we are emotional creatures, and having emotions is part of our deal. Today we'l...

  • Non-harming in thought, word, and deed

    Sept. 5, 2022 - Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word meaning non-harming or non-killing. Of course, I think we all do our best to practice this is deed...but to fully practice Ahimsa you also want to do it with non-harming words and deeds. Let's try it out for practice today and see how it goes. :-)

  • Happy Hips

    Today is all about open the hips, that are related to being open to fun and going with the flow of life.

  • Go WIth the Flow in the Hips

    Jan. 28, 2022 - With the start of school at UVM, there is lots of change. Change not only for me, but everyone at the school. It can be hard to settle in. When experiencing change, it can help to open the hips. In yoga, the hips represent flow and change. The tighter the hips, the less open t...

  • Webs of Community

    Jan. 24, 2022 - We got a loud knock on our front door last night at 10pm. We were in bed, and I yelled downstairs, "Just a minute!" as I got out of bed. Our neighbor, Joe, yelled back, "Tawny's basement is flooding!" Well, that's not what you want to hear. We live in a condo, and her basement...

  • Embracing Anxiety...and Other Feelings

    Jan. 11, 2022 - Last night I was up from around 2am to 3:30am, worrying. I teach at the University and I have classes that start next week, and I have a 3-day yoga teacher training session that starts on Friday. It feels like this oncoming tsunami.

    What I have been trying my best to do is more ...

  • There is Benefit in Moving With a Group

    Dec. 23, 2021 - I finally finished the book I've been reading, "The Extended Mind." The final thing the author said about extending the mind is how groups are really helpful. One particular thing she said, which relates to yoga, is the power of doing synchronous movement at the same time as oth...

  • Gratitude Leads to Hope

    Dec. 16, 2021 - I heard an interview with Jane Goodall yesterday. She was talking about how hope is the light at the end of the tunnel, but it doesn't come to you...you need to walk toward it. She didn't say this, but I think something that helps you walk toward hope is gratitude. If you are e...

  • Yoga is Aluminum Foil Wrapped Around Your Antenna

    Dec. 8, 2021 - Growing up we were forever trying to get the best reception for our TV. My dad would come home with a variety of different “rabbit ears” antennas that would help in the quest. But, then someone figured out…before the internet…that wrapping aluminum foil around the rabbit ears wor...