One of the neat things that you can do with a blog is check your statistics. The site I’m on keeps all the numbers for me. As of today I have had over 2000 people view this site. Wow. I’m not sure I know 2000 people! I’ve made 39 posts since starting in Feb. 07 and the top post on my site has been Man’s First Breath. I’m not sure if any of this is important in the grander scheme of things but it certainly amuses me and brings home the power of the internet to share information.
Find Center……………….stay there…………keep moving……..
Over the years I have worked & studied with a variety of musicians, dancers, movement therapists and yoga teachers including Gabrielle Roth, Emily Conrad, Anodea Judith, Selene Vega, Shiva Rae, Dan Levin, Connie Miller, Jeffrey Hoffman and many of the Danskinetics teachers at Kripalu Center. My experiences with these teachers brought positive changes to my life and continue to inspire me every day.
Getting my yoga ‘off the mat’ was intimidating, exciting, and pleasantly stressful when I first tried it. Ugh. All those thoughts & feelings about what I was doing, and what “others” would think of me, and how come I feel so ‘stiff’??????? However, as far as a tool for ‘shifting energies’ around in the body, nothing beats this type of practice. And once we shift energy inside of us, wonderful things begin to happen in our lives.
Did you know that dancing was banned in certain cultures and civilizations?
It’s an interesting piece of history to check out.
Banish Dance Reluctance!
Go find a yoga/dance class in your area and try it!
I just love this picture of Krishna. I yearn to sit under a tree, play some music, and have that wonderful backdrop of mountains behind me. My preference would be the harp though…..I don’t have the right stuff for the ‘wind’ instruments! Picture found at: http://www.roerich.org/collections.html
Tonite I have my ‘beginner’s’ class once again and my intention is to lead them in a sweet, gentle vinyasa to “Awaken the Spine”. Have you noticed how many back aches are out there????
Greetings to all!
I’ve been wanting to begin a blog and it seems like today is the day. The time is 1:38pm on Sunday, February 18 and it’s Chinese New Year…..an auspicious time for beginnings.
I am calling this blog, The Teacher’s Diary and it’s my intention to share with you some of what I’ve learned (and continue to learn) as a yoga teacher. There’s a fine line between being a teacher and a student and more often than not I learn more from my students than they learn from me. More on that in the weeks to come.
For now, it’s enough for me to learn how to set up this blog!
Enjoy & Happy New Year!