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Yoga with Roxoliana

Victoria BC

Tag / alignment

Boundaries

When we practice hatha yoga postures we engage our muscles to create specific forms within which we then expand and stretch. In other words the actions of our muscles offer boundaries against which we then expand and stretch. Without the pliable resistance of these boundaries, our stretches would be overly casual and floppy and our expansion […]

Internal vs. External Perception

Recently I have been asking students to place their feet with their eyes closed, using their inner eye and internal perception to place their feet parallel and hip width apart. Then I ask them to open their eyes and look to see where their feet actually are in space. This is a simple way to […]

Cultivated and Wild

I strongly recommend practicing postural yoga with a keen awareness and development of appropriate and proper alignment. Alignment may be practiced within the physical body itself to create balanced integration and expansion and thus to allow safe opening within the body. It may also be practiced between the various layers of you (body, breath, mind, and heart) […]