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Reading and Practice
from Susan’s Yoga and Fitness Retreat
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
BY MAGAZINE EDITOR SUSAN MAIER-MOUL
We talked about many aspects of yoga last week, from how yoga works to how to practice. Here are links to posts on those topics and books for summer reading. Enjoy!
Past Q&A Columns
Sometimes yoga isn’t a healthy choice.
Yoga helps maintain the short flexors on the front of your body so they don’t play havoc with the longer runs of muscle on your back.
Emotions, Hips and Crying When You Practice Yoga (Among Other Things)
Your Body on Yoga
The all day way to sleep all night.
Sciatica – A Real Pain in the Butt
Our favorite yoga columnist Aja Blanc instructs tenderness for your tush.
Our brains use two kinds of attention to make decisions. Yoga rebalances both forms of attention and brings them back into a healthy relationship.
Brain chemistry can overdose the body with sensitivity. Self criticism makes the effects worse. Yoga can help.
Motivation to Practice
You’re not getting better, you’re getting older. Here’s the post about exponential effects, gravity, and life.
- Guyton and Hall, Textbook of Medical Physiology Elsevier and Saunders, 2010.
- V.S.Ramachandran, Phantoms in the Brain Harper Collins, 1999.
- Shaun Gallagher, How the Body Shapes the Mind Oxford, 2006.
- Alva Noe, Out of Our Heads Book Review of Out of Our Heads, Hill and Wang, 2010.
- Laurence Gonzales, Deep Survival Norton, 2004.
- Eric Cassell, The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine Oxford, 2004.
Nociception (for Sylvie! )
Melzack, R; Katz, J (2003). “The Gate Control Theory: Reaching for the Brain” in Hadjistavropoulos, T; Craig, KD. Pain: Psychological Perspectives. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. ISBN 0-8058-4299-3.
Instructions for one kind of practice to do at home
How-to Posture Podcasts
We shot these videos in our studio apartment in the city to show you don’t need a ton of space or an exotic location to have a fun and meaningful practice.
Here are a handful of gentle warm-ups and 3 postures to help you kick off practicing on your own.
Warm Up: Rock and Row
Low back, hips and groin release.
Warm Up: Supine Twist
A Posture to release tight muscles in the back and hips
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