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Category - Teacher Training

Mudras for Meditation

Bhutan, Buddhist, Myths & Legends, Prayer, Teacher Training, Yoga, YTT

मुद्राis mudrā, literally means a “seal” in Sanskrit. A mudrā is a symbolic gesture in Hinduism, Taoism and Buddhism, and a spiritual and energetic seal in the spiritual practice of East Asian religions. Some mudrās involve the entire body,…

Awakening Spring Green

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Featured, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons, Teacher Training

Spring = Wood energy = Liver In Chinese culture, the world is a harmonious place where all beings live in balance with Nature. There are rhythms and movement in the weather and Seasons, and we exist as part…

What Colour is Your Prayer Flag?

Bhutan, Buddhist, Myths & Legends, Prayer, Stories and Tales, Teacher Training, Yoga

Images of colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind, a dance of shadow and light against the majestic Himalayas. These speak of freedom and wishes for goodness and peace on the planet In the high mountains, it is…

Slow Down for Kidneys Sake!

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons, Teacher Training

“The wise nourish life by flowing with the four seasons and adapting to cold or heat, by harmonising joy and anger in a tranquil dwelling, by balancing yin and yang, and what is hard and soft. So it…

Yoga and Breast Cancer

Healthy Living, Personal, Teacher Training, Yoga, YTT

According to BreastCancer.org, “About 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.” Breast Cancer Today Breast cancer is particularly close to my own heart, so to…

Yoga Journal Thailand Interview 2009

Teacher Training, Yoga, Yoga travel, YTT

from Yoga Journal Thailand Interview – Teacher Highlight – Cora Wen YJ: What was your childhood in your hometown (where), could you introduce yourself? CW: I was born in Hong Kong in a traditional Chinese family, and have…

Shiva 5-Ohm

Myths & Legends, Prayer, Stories and Tales, Teacher Training, Yoga, YTT

I have always been fascinated by different cultures and how they intermingle. As a multi culti masala mix myself, Ive been interested in how people from different parts of the world see things, and how that is similar…

Harmonising Yin Yang – published in Yoga Journal Thailand

Chinese Medicine, Featured, Healthy Living, inspiration, Teacher Training, Yoga, YTT

This is a translation of an article published in Yoga Journal Thailand April 2011 Harmonising Yin Yang To Squat or Not to Squat In Asia, it is natural to squat. It’s comfortable, and a part of daily life…

The ROM of Major Joints

Healthy Living, Teacher Training, Yoga, YTT

In my last post What is Range of Motion (ROM) we discussed ROM and how it is measured. It is something that is interesting to note, as we often assume in Yoga that all joints can move in…

What is Range of Motion (ROM) in Joints?

Healthy Living, Teacher Training, Yoga, YTT

In a recent conversation with my good friend, teacher and mentor Judith Hanson Lasater, the degrees of movement in the spine came up as a topic. Yes, yogis do really have dinner conversations about this! We were discussing…