If you love your movement modality but aren't loving the uncertainty of what it might be doing to your body long-term, this post is for you.
My story, summed up: my first love is Ashtanga yoga and I will always adore aspects of this practice even as I evolve toward unconventional movement....
Hi there, it’s Karen, here to talk about my book that has been four years in the making. Two babies, half a PhD and a pandemic later, the entire manuscript is with the publisher (Thank You, Handspring!) and we now have the official cover designed.
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Hi everyone! Here's a quick reference to my schedule into December 2020 and the New Year.
I developed the Five Filaments approach to anatomy as a practical way of learning how the body moves. It brings key concepts from embryology together with rotational rhythms to support an evolving body intelligence from the inside out. The concept resides in...
The Sierpiński triangle can be a pyramid. It is also called the Sierpiński gasket or Sierpiński sieve. There is no doubt that it is a beautiful thing, but how is it relevant to anatomy?
Fractals are sets of modules that repeat recursively, reflecting self-similarity. Fractals appear...
The tensegrity tetrahedron is chiral, as shown here in the vintage "Tensegritoy" - notice the overlapping struts create a weave as the apex triangle is spiralling leftwards with its sinistral chirality. The tetra on the right is spiralling right with its dextral chirality. Carbon is at the...
Join me for some straightforward and approachable micromovement that will not only help you prepare for the Bujapidasana (shoulder pressure) posture but is worthwhile in its own right as a mobility flow.
The prerequisite for Bujapidasana is Malasana (squat, aka Garland pose) with heels on the...
To my readers and friends in yoga who are new to anatomy: please take heart. The conversation is loaded with jargon, and it gets especially slippery where fascia is concerned. To sort out the extensive controversies in nomenclature, the Fascia Research Society established a Fascia...
Warning: this post is not for you if you haven’t accepted systemic racism as fact. If you are white and haven’t acknowledged your racism, then my ideas here won’t make sense to you. For us all to get the memo, I’ve included links out to two influencers of many in...
padma garbhaya dheemahi
tanno Shankha prachodayaat
Oṁ Shāntiḥ, Shāntiḥ, Shāntiḥ
Let us contemplate Pañcajanya,
He/she who is installed in a lotus,
May that Shankha (sound of Shankha: Om) inspire us and awaken our Consciousness.
Talking about spirals in asana is nothing new. Many hatha yoga educators (past and present) instruct movement using verb forms related to the spiral.
Across movement disciplines, what unites us is a zeitgeist of yearning for a greater understanding, not only of the anatomy, but how it ...
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