Dancer Pose

June 6th, 2021 by Debbie Major

Dancer Pose (Lord of the Dance Pose, Natarajasana, for the Sanskrit name). It is among my favorite yoga poses (I also love Half-Moon, Camel, and Up-Dog poses).  Dancer is a powerful pose and forces me to focus and connect my mind with my breath and body. I have to connect all three to find balance and this is essential because the Dancer requires me to balance on one leg while lifting my heart. I encourage students to lift their hearts up and forward to lengthen the spine and this helps them to balance. I always feel like I've explored my inner world a little deeper after I transition out of Dancer.

Meet Peggy! She is an AMAZING yoga student

Peggy is dedicated to her yoga practice and to finding balance in yoga through balance poses and heart openers. Her Dancer Pose is powerful and her focus (Drishti) observable. I am filled with gratitude to practice yoga with her.

Sunday Morning Freedom

January 10th, 2020 by removeme

Have you tried aerial yoga? If not, it is a must! I love the feeling of flying in the air supported by silk. I feel an amazing sense of freedom! It helps me with my goal of learning to let go!

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Guest Post - Chipotle Love

January 3rd, 2020 by Debbie Major

My amazing friend, Susan Harelson, of Coloradoyogaing.com, recently wrote an insightful blog post about an act of kindness she experienced at Chipotle.

This weekend I went to eat at Chipotle. For those of you unfortunate enough not to have one nearby, Chipotle is a chain restaurant that has giant burritos, with beans, rice and meat wrapped in tortillas. You stand in line and order at the counter, and it winds up being about a $10 lunch. It seems like a lot of money to pay for rice and beans, but they almost always have a line out the door. Anyway, I like it.

Susan Harelson in a different scarf from the one that she wrote about!

I went at a time when there was not a line out the door, and the woman who rang me up complimented me on my scarf. We chatted about it- I bought it at a thrift store, it had started out as yellow, and I had dyed it with acid dyes. She told me that when she was in her 20’s, she had owned a tie-dye business, and had been a weaver. We chatted about fiber arts for a few minutes as she punched the buttons on the cash register.

She then surprised me by saying, “You know what, I’m going to comp your drink, it’s such a pretty scarf.”

I thanked her and sat down. I was delighted. What a tiny thing to do, have an interaction and give something away for free. But what a difference it made in my day. The compliment was what mattered to me,  rather than the free iced tea. Although I didn’t turn it down.