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Yoga and the Blues

It is an open secret in the yoga world that most of us arrive here after trauma or trouble of one sort or another. In fact, I have heard said since my earliest days in this strange world of integral healing “people arrive at yoga when they are tired of suffering.” I think it’s true. […]

A simple Viniyoga practice to do at home

Those who come to class will know where I put the breath retentions and bandhas.  If you are not in Altea, and can’t come to class, just follow the sequence as it is presented.

Fascia and slow yoga

On the Alteayoga facebook page, I re-posted a piece from Dr. Mercola’s web site in which fascia is thoughtfully discussed.  I suggest that you pop over and read it, then come back here.  Summing up:  Fascia makes up about 20% of body weight and is like a battery pack for muscles.  It also transports water in […]

Look at yourself: Yoga & the mirror

Yoga studios rarely come equipped with mirrors, unless you are doing the undeniably self-conscious Bikram yoga.  Perhaps this is because yoga itself is the mirror.   A few weeks ago, I posted about still feeling dislocated here in Altea.  It takes time to settle in.  But, more than that, by writing my thoughts down and […]

Bici Altea

We have a bike sharing scheme in town. http://www.labici.net/altea/default.aspx

Homemade coffee substitute

This looks yummy. Carob is abundant ’round here, and chicory grows in a flash. Get brewing.

FAIL: juice of the day – FALLO: zumo del día

I know I don’t like chirimoya, so why on Earth I decided to add it to my juice is beyond me.  S’pose I thought it might be just a texture thing… Juice of the Day / Zumo del día Chard, raddicchio / acelga, radicchio 1/2 mango, very ripe / muy maduro Ginger root / gengibre […]

Juice of the day – zumo del día

Spinach/espinacas Radicchio (mix/mixta) Apple/manzana Pineapple/piña Pomegranate/granada Ginger/gengibre. yumyum! 8/10 BTW: Clases at Prana, mondays, 14:00-15:00

The Art of Massage

The Art of Massage The art of a healing massage is finding the precise point between pleasure and pain, then working there as continuously as possible throughout the session. Too light pressure can be comforting, but for most it feels like a waste of time (and money). Too much pressure will only cause the musculature […]