Let tension dangle

There’s a spot in my mid-back that sometimes feels as though it holds all the tension in my body. Like every keyboard stroke, knife cut, sponge scrub, page flip, steering wheel turn, and slouch collects between my shoulder blades and knots together. The best method I’ve found to release that tension is a long-held standing forward … Continue reading “Let tension dangle”

Pose like an Egyptian

Back-bending sphinx pose can’t help bring to mind the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt. I like using that enormous limestone statue as inspiration when holding the posture in a yin yoga practice: level gaze, long neck, relaxed shoulders, and unstrained stillness. Dogs are also phenomenal models for sphinx. My dog, Sofie, often flops down into … Continue reading “Pose like an Egyptian”

Strike a (yin) pose

I tend to think of the yin yoga poses I teach and practice in loose groupings based on their purpose within a practice and which areas of the body they primarily affect. These groupings are not absolute and students all feel postures in different ways. A pose that one person feels very intensely in one … Continue reading “Strike a (yin) pose”

Yoga classes for the long, dark, rainy winter

Copenhagen’s winter nights are long, dark, and often rain-soaked, which makes this the perfect season for cozy yoga classes! Join me for Tuesday evening restorative yoga classes and the incredibly hygge Ground Yoga + Økotea in Østerbro. Classes start at 19.00 and are 75 minutes of very supported, super relaxing poses like gentle twists, soft … Continue reading “Yoga classes for the long, dark, rainy winter”

Restorative Yoga Workshop

Join Constanza and Laura at Hot Yoga Østerbro (Nordre Frihavnsgade 13, 2100 København Ø) on Sunday, 21 May from 15.00-17.30 for a Restorative Yoga Workshop. The class will be led by Laura and Constanza, both experienced restorative yoga teachers, and Vidhi will assist. In addition to fully supported restorative yoga poses, including a long savasana, students … Continue reading “Restorative Yoga Workshop”

Unease in easy pose

Sukasana or easy pose is sometimes decidedly not easy. In fact, it’s name is often a misnomer and holding the pose can be very challenging for anyone who has troublesome ankles, knees, or hips. Without a block or bolster under my seat, ‘easy pose’ becomes ‘incredibly-hard-and-uncomfortable pose’ for me within a couple minutes. Knee injuries, tight … Continue reading “Unease in easy pose”