Thursday, October 22, 2009

Living on the North Shore ofKauai going to Yoga school

Day 9 in my yoga teachers training course. I set out to blog everyday, but that never seems to happen for me. So, here is a little bit of everything from the last few days. I am on Kauai for 6 weeks. Staying in the yoga studio out behind the yoga teachers house on the Mauka(mountainside) of Princeville. The yoga studio has no electricity and is all natural wood with big screen windows. I can here the crickets and the frogs at night and the birds early in the morning. I wake up to a huge mountain side that ha a big valley and the Hanalei river that runs through it. It goes all the way to the center of the Island.
Being back on Kauai has been amazing. Feeling the energy and beauty of the Garden Isle and the Island I grew up on brings me back to just out of high school. I got out of school and went to massage school when I was 19. Michelle Edwards was in the class, she is now my yoga teacher. She teaches a technique called Yogalign. It is a technique using the breathe movement in the diaphram and the surrounding breathing muscles through postures that keep the natural curve in the spine free from tension and stress on the ligaments and joints in the body. So really its pain free yoga, putting the body back into postural alignment.
I've already noticed a difference. My chest is open, shoulders are back, and my lower back is loose and legs feel good. I feel light and grounded.
Here are some pics from the class and the country side.
Enjoy and aloha,