Yoga Rag Round-Up: Yoga Journal (November 2008)

WAYS OF THE WARRIOR by Hillari Dowdle (p.74)

This is the kind of thing Yoga Journal should be doing more of. Ms. Dowdle examines the way Virabhadrasana 1 varies in different schools of yoga, focusing in particular on Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, Kripalu and Viniyoga. Comparative discussions of different yoga schools often veer between "ours is the only right way of doing it" and "it's good, it's all yoga." Neither of these attitudes are particularly helpful. Here the approach is "this is what we do and why we do it," which is much more useful. YJ did an article like this on Utthita Trikonasana, Triangle Pose, some years ago: "The Right Triangle" by Todd Jones.

BASICS: PARSVOTTANASANA" by Natasha Rizopoulos (p.56)

A breakdown of key points and variations for Intense Side Stretch Pose.

HOME PRACTICE: INVITE QUIET WITH BARBARA BENAGH by Elizabeth Winter (p.65)

A basic/intermediate forward bend and twist practice.

MASTER CLASS: SIRSASANA II TO BAKASANA by Maty Ezraty (p.87)

A simple and straightforward breakdown of this advanced transition from Head Stand 2 to Crow Pose.

ANATOMY: YOUR BEST BREATH by Roger Cole (p.97)

A look at diaphragmatic breathing. Iyengar Yoga teacher and sleep research scientist Roger Cole has written several great anatomy-based articles for YJ. ("Yoga Shouldn't Hurt")

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