Husband’s Morning Yoga

This is part of my husband’s morning yoga routine, the part I can’t do. I really shouldn’t use that word – can’t – bad word. I recently turned sixty-three. Learning to do this should be on my bucket list. Maybe next year I can put a video up of me doing it with When I’m Sixty-Four playing inContinue reading “Husband’s Morning Yoga”

Yoga & Yogananda

“God Talks With Arjuna – The Bhagavad Gita”  Paramahansa Yogananda Chapter IV The Supreme Science of Knowing God, The Historical Basis and Esoteric Essence of Yoga Verse 3 – I have this day informed thee about that same ancient yoga, for thou art My devotee and friend.  This sacred mystery (of yoga) is, indeed, theContinue reading “Yoga & Yogananda”

This Old Body – Ploughing Along

Today, I’m thrilled and thankful that I did my first plough pose.  I’ve been working on uninterrupted days of yoga since August, and am now up to day 177.  Still, I have a long way to go before becoming really flexible.  Each day is a new stretch into and out of pain.  I’ve been incorporatingContinue reading “This Old Body – Ploughing Along”

What Is Yoga

Several years ago I managed to do “yoga” for 120 days straight.  Then I skipped a day.  The number of skipped days eventually were higher in number than the actual practice days.  I’m referring to Hatha yoga – A form of yogic exercise that emphasizes specific postures in combination with controlled breathing. This is the mostContinue reading “What Is Yoga”

Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

I’m a collector of yoga DVD’s and mats.  As far as mats go, I love the colors.  Thanks to the ever-increasing popularity of yoga now days it’s like sorting out a crayon box. Maybe it’s just my particular collection of DVD’s, but downward facing dog, aptly named, as I see my own dog doing thisContinue reading “Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)”

Fibromyalgia and Yoga

Approximately eleven years ago my body seemed to seize up.  I was still mobile but one day just doing the simplest of tasks was painful.  Every muscle hurt, and I hadn’t been to the gym.  It was a little scary.  After just a little thought I remembered that my doctor from years back predicted thatContinue reading “Fibromyalgia and Yoga”