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  • Favorite poses
    Tree pose, all warrior variations, three legged dog
  • If I won the lottery I would...
    Become a philanthropist
  • Favorite books
    The God of Small Things, the Grapes of Wrath
  • Favorite movies
    Kingdom of Heaven, Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Favorite television shows
    Sense8, Game of Thrones, Outlander
  1. When I was pregnant I went to a yoga class where the teacher was having us do something that involved sitting with knees bent and feet on the floor. Our knees were supposed to be together but I was 7 months pregnant so putting them together wasn't going to happen. She came over and kept trying to push them together. I probably should have pointed out that it wasn't possible but I was pregnant and irritable and just let her figure it out on her own... My biggest pet peeve is when yoga teachers use their class time as their own personal practice. I've seen new students doing downward dog in ways that could result in injury and the teachers are too into their own down dog to even notice, let alone correct. This has happened way too often. On a positive note, I had a teacher in college who would spend 45 minutes on one pose. It was hard and tiring but he broke down each of the poses into little parts and spent a lot of time talking about breath and the anatomy of proper yoga. To date, that semester long class has been the most beneficial to my yoga practice. I draw from his teaching every time I'm on my mat.
  2. Hi!

    Hi everyone! I've been doing yoga since I was a little kid but have maintained my own practice for the last 19 years. I'm looking for balance in my life and a more positive attitude and have been getting deeper into yoga as a result. I'm also recovering from injuries both from capoeira (Brazilian martial art) and from sitting at a desk all day long. I found out about YBC while searching Pinterest for yoga to help with neck and shoulder pain a few months ago. Your story is inspiring Candace! I look forward to your book and hope to make it to one of your retreats I. The next couple of years.