Hip Openers

Hip Openers

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Hip Openers
  • 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...

  • 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.
    ...