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Shut Up and Yoga | But is that Even Yoga?

As a yoga teacher, I share a wide variety of movements in my classes: self-massage using therapy balls, interdisciplinary movement inspired by systems like Pilates, Feldenkrais, and weight-training, plus (surprisingly hard) developmental movements we, humans, tend to forget once we grow up (think: crawling, squatting, rolling over). These modalities gave […]

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Yoga Sleuth: Moving with Inquiry

On a cold and rainy Thursday, Yoga Sleuth made her way to Laurel Beversdorf’s Hatha Yoga class at YogaWorks. Having visited almost all of the YogaWorks locations in New York City, I’ve started to become accustomed to the luxurious spaces they inhabit, and I have to say that 2:30pm is […]

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Yoga Myths vs. Reality

Ahead of their upcoming YogaWorks 200 hour teacher training in Dubai, WH&F catches up with international teacher trainers Laurel Beversdorf and Thomas Taubman to set yoga’s record straight.

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What’s amazing about Laurel Beversdorf’s class is that it takes you back to your school days. Her presence, voice and knowledge make her class, well – a CLASS. Interactive, tons of laughter, play and practice, Laurel invites you to try different things while making familiar poses new again. Check out […]

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Uplifting News for Depressed Shoulders (4/6) | Refining Upward Rotation | Written for YTU Blog | May 2015

In my last post, I deconstructed scapuloclaviculohumeral rhythm, the co-movement of the bones of the shoulder (humerus, clavicle and scapula) during movement. To more thoroughly understand scapuloclaviculohumeral rhythm, it’s helpful to understand a big-picture role of the scapula in the overhead position. When the arms move overhead, the scapula guides the arm bone.

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Uplifting News for Depressed Shoulders (1/6): Parampara or a Long Game of Telephone? | Written for YTU Blog | May 2015

Originally, yoga postures were practiced to obtain spiritual enlightenment, not for musculoskeletal health. Renunciates used their asana practice to tame their unruly flesh in order to be able to sit for excruciatingly long periods of time in meditation. Ironically, the demands of today’s technology-driven society have resulted in a similar […]

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