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All posts tagged "Yoga Rockford"
Yoga Rockford: Escape the vortex: Do yoga
By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio The Polar Vortex blew in and brought winter into full swing. Pulled into our seasonal gloomy stupor, we can also get caught in a mental vortex of wishing for something other...
- Posted January 29, 2014
Yoga Rockford: Breaking down the ‘intensity’ of yoga
By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio “Intense” is a word I have been hearing a lot lately when talking with current or prospective students: “Is yoga going to be too intense for me?” or “Man, that was...
- Posted December 23, 2013
Yoga Rockford: The fear and fun of yoga transformation
By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio There are many reasons to do yoga: the fun of achieving physical strength and flexibility, mental clarity, or even spiritual enlightenment. There are also many excuses we use to not do...
- Posted November 27, 2013
Yoga Rockford: Understanding the ‘core’ of yoga
By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio With yoga’s current popularity, students have so many styles and systems to choose from. And, the U.S. obsession with yoga commercialism bombards us with ads and marketing, gimmicks and blends, even...
- Posted October 30, 2013
Yoga Rockford: Fall means back to school and yoga, too
By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio It is that time of year again … the excitement of the kids being back in school, the start of an impending new year, the changes that fall brings to life...
- Posted September 25, 2013
Yoga Rockford: Mind your yoga
By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio When was the last time you actually paid attention to what your body was doing? Are your body and your mind in the same place right now? Try sitting still and...
- Posted August 28, 2013
Yoga Rockford: Salutations to the sun
By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio Summer always brings on the sun! Some people run inside or hide in the shade, while others get out to bask in its rays. In India, there are many traditions that...
- Posted June 26, 2013
Yoga Rockford: The essence of an asana
By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio The Sanskrit names of yoga poses look (and sound) strange and incomprehensible: Bharadvajasana, Trikonasana, Padmasana, Triangmukhaikapada Paschimottanasana, etc. However, each name holds the key to a deeper experience, the essence of...
- Posted May 29, 2013
Yoga Rockford: Vipassana Meditation takes aim at personal suffering
By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio Embarking on my eighth Vipassana Meditation course, I am again compelled to remind the people of Rockford that there is a great gift sitting right in our own back yard. Dhamma...
- Posted May 1, 2013
Yoga Rockford: The pleasure and pain of yoga
By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio We have all heard of the benefits of yoga and have seen images of beautiful people in peaceful surroundings, sitting quietly with their eyes closed. With these ideas and expectations in...
- Posted March 27, 2013