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  1. yogajedi liked a post in a topic by Vanyogalife in Where Are You Reading This From?   
    Hi! My name is Almudena and I just completed my 200 yoga teacher traning. I'm excited of making part of this community and sharing experiences with people from different places.
     
    I'm in Spain
  2. silina liked a post in a topic by Vanyogalife in 39 Day Yoga Progress Project: Flexibility   
    I'm in with splits and maybe wheel pose...
     
    Candace you are AWESOME !!!
  3. MrBalloonHands liked a post in a topic by Vanyogalife in Yoga And Cultural Appropriation   
    Not even Indian tradition is able to accurately trace where yoga begins, not even, where yoga ends. We can only rely on the interpretation of a minimum written heritage left so I find that even today Yoga is a work in progress.
     
    At the XIXth century yoga had almost dissapeared. Under the English colonization Indians start to claim the own identity and heritage, and it is in this context that yoga begins to have a place.
     
    I have a teacher who refers to yoga as the "pizza effect". The orgins of the pizza are in Italy, but as we know pizza worldway today is the work of the italians who migrate to USA at the beginning of 20th century.
     
    Something similar with yoga. it is not until it has been Occidentalized that yoga is known worldwide. So even acknowledging the Indian origin, it is very difficult to strictly define what is tradition and what not.
  4. marcia liked a post in a topic by Vanyogalife in Advice To New Yoga Teachers   
    Finding your voice and getting feedback from others. For me it was the part part I liked the less but helped me the most. You prepare your practice and do your best and what you get from the feedback are things like: too fast, too slow, too many adjustments, very few, you were boring, you were awesome...... I got these  from the pratices during my teaching training mainly and it's true that when you are giving "real" classes things are different and people, normally, are super nice. But the bad feedback and the constant practice were what helped me the most to find my voice and to gain confidence.
  5. marcia liked a post in a topic by Vanyogalife in Advice To New Yoga Teachers   
    Thank you for posting this. It helped me a lot, especially all about studying, taking as many classes as you can from different teachers, goign to workshops, working hard in preparing the classes.........and the part to say yes to everything. I'm in this part now and sometimes it's quite hard ...... but the reward and the energy you get from the people after the class makes totally worth the effort. Aside from the fact that in the end is all about the practice, practice,practice and the interaction with other people and the more opportunities you have the better (or at least is what I repeat to myself when I got a call for a last minute sub.....)
     
    One of the most important things for me is working in finding your voice and your rithym for the class. Getting to know your natural voice might be quite a challenge at the beginning.
  6. KimK liked a post in a topic by Vanyogalife in Youtube Video Request   
    I love your videos  and this is just because you asked
     
    How to adapt some of the postures (sun salutations, inversions, back bends) for beginners of for people with some physical limitation. I find it is the most challenging part when I teach my classes.
     
    Thank you!!
  7. yogajedi liked a post in a topic by Vanyogalife in Where Are You Reading This From?   
    Hi! My name is Almudena and I just completed my 200 yoga teacher traning. I'm excited of making part of this community and sharing experiences with people from different places.
     
    I'm in Spain
  8. blueswampmusic liked a post in a topic by Vanyogalife in Yoga Class Pet Peeves?   
    Things that occurs during the final relax in savana: sonring, mobile phones ringing,  things which unexpectedly falls making a huge noise..... (today, during savasana, a pilates ball fell from its shelf  on an iron tea pot ,making the iron tea pot fall on the floor and almost causing a heart attack to the whole class... )
  9. KimK liked a post in a topic by Vanyogalife in Youtube Video Request   
    I love your videos  and this is just because you asked
     
    How to adapt some of the postures (sun salutations, inversions, back bends) for beginners of for people with some physical limitation. I find it is the most challenging part when I teach my classes.
     
    Thank you!!
  10. Vanyogalife liked a post in a topic by YogaByCandace in The December 2014 Playful Yoga Sequence Instagram Project!   
    You're welcome, hope you enjoy!
  11. Vanyogalife liked a post in a topic by mimisouth in Youtube Video Request   
    Hi Candace

    I would love to see a shortish video (20 mins) that can be done whilst on holiday. Obviously it would be lovely to take ALL your extensive videos on holiday but realistic practising them all is not going to happen. So I was looking for a simple/straight forward yoga practice that can be done daily whilst still enjoying the holidays.

    Thanks
  12. Vanyogalife liked a post in a topic by Angie in Youtube Video Request   
    Hi Candace,
    I would love to get some inspiration fior yoga playlists. I am at the beginning of my teaching and always looking for cool surprising music, away from the traditional indian yoga songs...thank you!!!
    I´ve seen in instagram that you are/ have been in Germany recently. Any plans on doing workshops? Where? Would love to join one of your classes!
    Thanks
  13. Vanyogalife liked a post in a topic by YogaByCandace in Youtube Video Request   
    Hi Angie, send an email to lauren at yogabycandace dot com to let me know where you are, and where you're willing to travel. Some workshops and weekend retreats are planned/being planned but I don't want to clutter up your email every time something new is finalized As for playlists, I have a couple listed here, and we have a
  14. Vanyogalife liked a post in a topic by YogaByCandace in Upgrading My Yoga Mat   
    I recently got the Jade Harmony Mat as well and I have to say, in comparison to my black mat pro by mandrake, it is far superior. I've had my black mat pro for about two years and I still slip every now and then. It's definitely not perfect. I think the closed cell design of the Jade Harmony is what makes the grip so great. 
     
    The only others that have come close are the Wellicious Divine Mat (review) and the Manduka echo light (review) (this is actually hands down my favorite mat, but I don't think it'd work for you because it's quite thin and wouldn't provide any cushion for the knees).
  15. YogaByCandace liked a post in a topic by Vanyogalife in The December 2014 Playful Yoga Sequence Instagram Project!   
    Awesome idea Candace!! Thank you for posting this!
  16. Vanyogalife liked a post in a topic by YogaByCandace in Listening To Your Body   
    For me, my initial reaction to an injury is annoyance with my body, or worry that I'm getting older and blah blah blah. However, usually after the initial few minutes of annoyance or worry, I'm able to just flick a switch and take the thinking to a space where I can look for the silver lining. What is the lesson? If it's a wrist injury when I've been practicing too many arm balances, I think, "Ok, I need to back off and let the yoga practice work rather than get myself to work the practice" - does that make sense? Or sometimes I think that whenever there's an injury from over practicing that it's a sign I need to get back to a more gentle foundation and basics practice. It's a good lesson in staying patient. 
  17. Vanyogalife liked a post in a topic by Turi in Listening To Your Body   
    I have had a rather frustrating week yogawise... Initially I have had shoulder pain, that has inhibited my practice. Then on Wednesday I had a sudden lower back pain  that persisted for days. The kind where all mobility disappears and every movement looks like C3PO moving one joint at a time.  
    The shoulder issues are probably related to over doing it in chaturangas. The low back is probably due to my eagerness to see progression in my chosen pose for the challenge; reverse tabletop. Though practising regularly I hadn´t specifically practised that pose so much, so I did Wednesday morning after my regular morning stretcing, which proved to be not enough of a warm up! 
    So now I am doing what I can, which involves nothing that requires any kind of shoulder strength, no standing balances because of the back and therefore no actual training the poses for the challenge. 
     
    This is all a long introduction to my point: It is all about listening to your body. And to me that is the hardest part of yoga! I try to listen, but I think I may not quite understand the language of my body  It´s not like I know, when I overdo it, I will think that I am attentive to the signals from my body during practise and then in the following hours or days it will be clear that I overheard something. 
     
    Any good ideas for improving this part of the practise? Any one else finding it hard to decipher your body´s reactions?
  18. yogagrammy liked a post in a topic by Vanyogalife in 39 Day Yoga Progress Project: Flexibility   
    So happy for everyone!!
     
    Today I did my first full split since I was 10 years old! I have to take a picture but I'm just so amazed at how my body is opening and responding to the practice at my 42 . I've been into sports all my life, I've been doing yoga consistently for 3 years now, I practice yoga everyday and TODAY,  I did my first full Hanumasana. I called my husband to watch me and he was like
  19. yogagrammy liked a post in a topic by Vanyogalife in 39 Day Yoga Progress Project: Flexibility   
    So happy for everyone!!
     
    Today I did my first full split since I was 10 years old! I have to take a picture but I'm just so amazed at how my body is opening and responding to the practice at my 42 . I've been into sports all my life, I've been doing yoga consistently for 3 years now, I practice yoga everyday and TODAY,  I did my first full Hanumasana. I called my husband to watch me and he was like
  20. yogagrammy liked a post in a topic by Vanyogalife in 39 Day Yoga Progress Project: Flexibility   
    So happy for everyone!!
     
    Today I did my first full split since I was 10 years old! I have to take a picture but I'm just so amazed at how my body is opening and responding to the practice at my 42 . I've been into sports all my life, I've been doing yoga consistently for 3 years now, I practice yoga everyday and TODAY,  I did my first full Hanumasana. I called my husband to watch me and he was like
  21. yogagrammy liked a post in a topic by Vanyogalife in 39 Day Yoga Progress Project: Flexibility   
    So happy for everyone!!
     
    Today I did my first full split since I was 10 years old! I have to take a picture but I'm just so amazed at how my body is opening and responding to the practice at my 42 . I've been into sports all my life, I've been doing yoga consistently for 3 years now, I practice yoga everyday and TODAY,  I did my first full Hanumasana. I called my husband to watch me and he was like
  22. Vanyogalife liked a post in a topic by YogaByCandace in 39 Day Yoga Progress Project: Flexibility   
    You guys! I'm so happy for all of you that your program is going well and you're seeing results! Good for you! You should all feel so proud of your commitment to the practice! Great job! The halfway mark is coming up soon! Don't forget to check in on instagram, if you're on there with #YBCprogress so we can support each other there as well. 
  23. Vanyogalife liked a post in a topic by mimisouth in 39 Day Yoga Progress Project: Flexibility   
    I did 60 minutes vinyasa flow today but my back is a little tight today so need to be gentle.
  24. Vanyogalife liked a post in a topic by mimisouth in 39 Day Yoga Progress Project: Flexibility   





    Fantastic well done ...