#RayLongMD has THE BEST reference books, as far as I’m concerned, for “functional anatomy in Yoga.” If you are a student of yoga wondering about anatomy, or a teacher, for whom basic knowledge of muscular and skeletal structures is essential, get these books. I find a couple of the more widely circulated #anatomyforYoga books very hard to get into. The graphics and direct application of anatomy to common yoga poses in Dr. Long’s books is exceptional. When I was training at the #Jivamukti Yoga school they had us buy Frank Netter’s book, a tome that is commonly used by #medicalschool students, which is also great and very thorough, but I remember looking through Netter’s book for a clear illustration of the #psoas, a hugely important muscle group in #Yoga, and there was only one or two un-isolated illustrations of this #muscle. If you’re about to totally #geekout on Yoga stuff like me, get both books.... #anatomy is a life-long study.
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#sabeech is #falafel balls with #eggplant #potato #tahini #mangosauce #cabbage underneath, took me some #pickles #hotpickledpepper on the side. Yummy #vegan and #kosher #supertasty fast lunch post-#yoga in #Rhinebeck from #Israelifood outfit @abasfalafel! It’s 100% gone now. #shabbatshalom #omshalom!
As is often the case with a growing boy, we get home from early dinner at a restaurant and Elias says, “I’m hungry, Moms!” (Yes, he’s calling me “moms,” have no idea where he got that)... I have started telling to him take responsibility for making his own snacks, and this is what he whipped up at 9:00pm last night: raw chard salad with avocados and Parmesan cheese. I mean, how freakin’ great is this kid??
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Super fun #rosé tasting at The Amsterdam in #Rhinebeck. Thank you @lillian4289 & #sommelier Fletcher for putting together a wonderful experience. We sampled seven or eight (who’s counting after 3?) rosés from around zee world, #sparklingrosé from #France book-ended the evening. Shall we say the pours were not tasting-sized and no one spit anything out into a bucket. As my grandma used to say, we gilded the lily! My head hurt a bit today. Let’s do it again! #wine #vin
Beautiful color on these blistered #shishitopeppers with toasted #sesameseed dipping sauce. #vegan
Get your #yoga on. I’m teaching today @rhinebeckyoga, it’s #Ashtanga day, folks. 9:30am, put your mat down with us, or somewhere, sweat it out, just practice. The first ten minutes are hard, then you catch a wave, flow and go. Your day will change. 30 days in a row, your life will change. Sri K Patthabi Jois, who devoted his life to practicing and teaching #AshtangaYoga, and with whom I had the awesome privilege of studying with in #Mysore #mysuru in 2001, was fond of saying: “yoga is 99% practice, 1% theory.” ❤️🧘🏻♀️🕉 photo credit all grace to: @lucianapampalone