inverted people

Yoga inversions

By Cindy Black / May 2, 2018 /

Yoga swing makes inversion easy When I began my serious practice of yoga I was in a lot of pain. My right shoulder stuck in place, any movement or pressure was incredibly painful, my neck was tight and sore, and let’s add in some chronic right hip pain. And that was just my physical self…

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A few asanas (postures) of Yoga to balance Yin and Yang

Yin, Yang, and Yoga

By Cindy Black / November 3, 2016 /

Use Yoga to balance Yin and Yang. Yin is inward, slow, low, and gentle. Yang is upward, quick, high, and active. There are many ways to practice the asanas (postures) of Yoga. Hot Yoga is vigorous and active – it is more “Yang-like” in contrast to the slower pace of restorative Yoga. You can assess any…

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How to do yoga

How to do yoga

By Cindy Black / July 21, 2016 /

First, be yoga. Yoga means “to yoke.” We see that sentence all over the place. What does it really mean? The act of yoking, or bringing together, forms a union of separate things. Union: of Breath and Body of Body and Mind of Soul with Creation of Many with One Yoga does not mean postures. Asana…

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What is there to gain from pain? Part 2

By Cindy Black / March 19, 2015 /

“This pain is a gateway.” I wrote that in October 2013. At the time, I was suffering from severe shoulder and neck pain that restricted my ability to use my right arm. The pain kept me up at night as I struggled to find a comfortable position to sleep in. Fear and anxiety crept up…

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Moving at the speed of breath

By Cindy Black / November 20, 2014 /

Lately I’m lost in fast moving thoughts, agitated by endless “to do lists,” rushing through traffic to get to a yoga class.  Catching up with myself this morning, bringing my attention to my breath, a familiar  sense of settling slowly seeps into my cells. From stillness I begin familiar movements. But now I am present…

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why be normal

Why Be Normal?

By Cindy Black / August 26, 2011 /

Normal is what most people are doing. Some of us were born so “not normal” that we were never able to learn how to join the normal crowd. Then we spent years feeling remorse, sorrow, doubt and more challenging emotions wondering why we couldn’t get in line. My path led me to philosophy and spiritual…

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