Posts Categorized: Yoga

Sage Yoga Training: Standing Stretches

Standing Stretches This six-minute sequence is designed to help you stretch your major muscle groups following a workout. If you’ve been listening to your iPod during your run, for example, you can tack the podcast at the end of your playlist—it will keep you honest at holding the stretches long enough for them to work… Read more »

And This One’s Self-Promotion

A shout-out to Dave Williams for valuing yoga! I’ll be talking on incorporating yoga in triathlon training–you know, the subject of my book-to-be!–as part of March Multisport Madness at the Wellness Center. You can sign up for the whole weekend or à la carte. Dave and his crew are great coaches–it’s going to be totally… Read more »

Procrastination Project

With two big projects fresh on my desk, I find renewed energy for anything but ECU’s institutional planning history. (The other ms., a book on white trash, sounds great–it’ll be my reward for finishing the ECU book.) So I looked into making a podcast using Apple’s Garage Band software, and I hope to get a… Read more »

Henry

It’s cold out and drizzling, and I didn’t much want to run today. But last week my running mileage was 2, because of the new bike and the nice weather, so I laced up and headed out for an easy four miles. Twelve minutes out, I ran into a Kenyan runner named Henry. We’ve met… Read more »

Works in Progress

I’ve been working my trade connections to get a logo for Sage Yoga Training (the tentative title of the “boutique”). I think it’s going to look great; when it’s final, I’ll share it here. I’ve grabbed the domain name sageyogatraining.com, though I haven’t figured out how to direct it where I want it to go…. Read more »

What Pedals?

Wes called from the bike store, where he’d gone to try a Cervelo P2 K with a 2004 frame and 2005 component set. I was jealous because it was similar to the P2 SL I rode and have been dying for since. (I know I said I wasn’t, but I was.) “What pedals do you… Read more »

Day 2 Reflections

A long day–a “marathon day”–at the clinic. More good information. More personality assertion. I got to unleash my full Leo performative side when the strength and flexibility presenter, also a Spinning and yoga teacher, had me demo poses. It felt to me like I was showing off, so I was glad to receive a number… Read more »

Goals vs. Intentions

As folks set new year’s resolutions (the parking lot of the UNC Wellness Center, which I overlook from my home office, is overflowing), and as my friends and I set our goals for the upcoming race season (making sure to keep them measurable, realistic but challenging, etc., as all the articles tell us), it’s good… Read more »

The Good Life

This week and last, I’ve been working on an academic journal devoted to English pedagogy. Half of it is highfalutin theory, and the other half is complaints that border on scorn toward the students. As I listen to my college- and law-school-teaching friends complain about stacks of papers and exams to grade, plagiarists to expose,… Read more »

Ten Percent

If, as the scientists tell us, we use 10 percent of our brains, and, as Owen Wilson tells us, we use 10 percent of our hearts, and, as I tell my yoga students, we use 10 percent of our lungs, then I’m pretty sure we also use 10 percent of our dishwasher capacity. A few… Read more »