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“On this path no effort is wasted, no gain is ever reversed; even a little of this practice will shelter you from great sorrow.” The Gita

From Sept 24 2008:

During my training, it was said that when a yoga teacher announces: “Today we will be working on our hips” everyone will groan in disappointment, but, they will always leave happy.  Jason Crandell–also from Piedmont Yoga where I trained– noticed a variation on this theme as well.

It’s a predictable reaction–everyone wishes their hips were more flexible, less rigid.  Still, the action of focusing on and releasing of the muscles surrounding the hip joint always gives students relief and dare I say it?  Joy. 

The seat of the root chakra and everything that associated with the ‘nether regions’ can be hard to discuss in polite circles, but get a bunch of kids in a room and teach them to ‘rotate their hips’ and watch the giggles begin.  What a rich place to work in.

 
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Maria Young Ace Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500) Independent Contractor providing the following services: Office Management, Bookkeeping, Web Design, Marketing and Instruction in Yoga and Martial Arts for children and adults. Black Belt, 4 year program, LockBoxing. Maria studied under Erik Lee and won Grand Champion at the Kuk Sool Tri-State Tournament in 2006. Experience Certified Yoga Instructor: 700 hour level. At Piedmont Yoga, Maria’s main instructors were Richard Rosen, Rodney Yee, and Clare Finn. To them she is eternally grateful. Richard Rosen, founder Piedmont Yoga Studio & editor of Yoga Journal says: “Among the 30...students Maria was always among the more assiduous and adept.  If you’re thinking of adding Yoga instruction to your program, then I highly recommend Maria for the job.” College: CSULB: B.A. English Literature, UC Berkeley: M.A. Comparative Literature