Hip Openers

Hip Openers

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Hip Openers
  • 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...

  • We Are Body, Mind and Emotions

    Nov 30, 2021 - It's interesting to think about "what are we". Are we the body, are the mind, are we emotions?

    I have some friends who say we are all mind. That makes sense to me. The mind is where stuff happens...if we can get on top of the mind, we're golden.

    Then there are others who are al...

  • Connect the Your Strength Of Who You Are Today...and..Balloons!

    Aug 7, 2020 - In this class we talk about how are strengths comes and go, and we need to have the will power to embrace our best Self right now...which may be different than a past best Self. AND...hot air balloons play a big roll in today's class. Enjoy!

  • Mister Rogers Is The Man

    This week’s class was inspired by Mr. Rogers of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Basically, he was awesome and his whole philosophy was about innate goodness and recognizing your True Self. Really great.

  • Enjoying the Path of Breath

    September 4, 2020 - Today I talked about my new electric bike and choosing the best path to get to town...and how I had a friend suggest one way to get there, and I enjoyed another. Both paths ending up where I wanted to go.

    Yoga practice is very much like this. There is a consistent end desti...

  • Follow Your Positivity

    Nov 4, 2021 - Today we focus on believing in our vision, and sticking to the positive. Trying not to get pulled in by distraction. Enjoy!

  • Appreciate Where You Have Arrived

    Nov. 17, 2021 - Today I am really feeling appreciation for the fact that I am here, teaching yoga. It’s somewhat amazing, and weird, and not a place I ever thought I’d end up. I feel very lucky, and, at the same time, this time of year is pretty stressful in the teaching world…as the teachers ou...

  • Regular Practice

    July 14 2021 - I was thinking today about how it’s been great to be doing these regular morning practices, and also how different I feel day to day. Sometimes I high energy, some times not. Sometimes super happy, sometimes not. But, the practice keeps happening anyway. Yay!

    This reminds me o...

  • The Pleasure from Discomfort

    August 23, 2021 - Jane and I just got back from a two week motorcycle trip in Canada. In talking about the experience, a big take away was that it was uncomfortable. :-)

    We were really, really hot…often.
    We almost got hit by lightning.
    We rode on scary dirt roads.
    We rode on scary paved roads.
    ...

  • Animal Rescue

    July 12, 2021 - One thing I like about yoga philosophy is that it is quite diverse. There isn’t one “yoga philosophy”, there are lots of options. One option I talked about on Friday was the idea of “Not This”, which is basically the concept of not paying attention to the world, because the worl...

  • The Fruits

    July 30, 2021 - I got in some more Olympic watching. Yippe! Yesterday I watched the women's gymnastics all-round, which is where individuals compete on all the different events...floor, vault, uneven bars, and balance beam. It's exciting because no one is the best at all of the events, but most...

  • See Yourself As Supreme Consciousness

    Oct 27, 2020 - If you see yourself as something bigger, it can make you feel good. We are carrying the good within us, and we need to remember that.

  • Making Any Moment Special

    Sept 1, 2021 - This week was the beginning of teaching my classes at UVM, and something I’ve asked all the students is to share a moment that they felt really present. People shared about being on beaches or climbing a mountain, but they also shared about watching kids play, walking their dog, si...

  • Being A Compassionate Observer

    September 9, 2021 - There is a cool practice in yoga, and probably elsewhere, of being the observer of yourself. Today, we'll be the observer of ourselves, holding ourself in an energy of compassion.

  • All Connected

    September 13, 2021 - This past week I was feeing a real need to be around more people, and so Jane and I and some friends went dancing outside. It was so great! Tons of people around, fun music, letting loose. I realized the thing I was missing is a sense of connection, and I really got that o...

  • Aware of Your Inner and Outer Worlds

    Sept. 6, 2021 - Today is Labor Day, and it’s Monday. I got up this morning and went down to the kitchen. It was so quiet. Normally there are cars racing to work, and a general energy of MONDAY. But, instead, it was super quiet and relaxed outside, and I had a similar feeling on the inside of ...

  • The Physical Practice

    September 17, 2021 - It feels nice to sometimes approach yoga purely from a physical place, and nothing more. I hope you enjoy today’s physical practice. :-)