Showing posts from March, 2012

The Efficient and Expeditious Hawaiian Family

Denver to Hawaii 3/30/2012 The excitement of travel is an amalgam of exhaust fumes, human murmur and stank bodies. Wayward travelers staking property claims on polished airport floors under backlit destination adverts waiting for their “connection”.  My kids have been trained for travel; over the past 6 years we remind them, whatever you pack, you carry. So three moppets with rolling suitcases in tow as we head to one of my favorite places in the world: Hawaii, The Big Island.  We have travel expectations: expedient and efficient, especially through Security. Our kids rise to the TSA-occasion. My son stays close, as directed, so I can quickly snag my computer out of his bag for the TSA scan wizards, those able to decipher nail clippers from pocket knives in the blink of an x-ray. Etrain scurries through the metal detector to his father - expedient and efficient. However, my heart sinks as I realize my husband picked the body scanner cue. Without my kid, my chances increase th

Mala Garudasana Vinyasa Series - Adv.

I like to first teach this series with a review of Garudasana (Eagle Pose). After the review, find your way to Adho Mukha Svanasana (downdog) Inhale, right leg lifts Exhale sweep through to low lunge Inhale, Anjaneyasana (Crescent Lunge) Exhale, Parivritta Anjaneyasana (Revolved Crescent Lunge) - left elbow to right knee Inhale, Virabasdrasana II (Warrior 2) Exhale, Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle) Inhale, rise up to Utthita Tadasana (5 pointed star) Exhale, Utkata Konasana (Goddess Pose) Inhale, Utthita reach (wide angle reach to the sky, praise mudra) Exhale, left hand to Anjali mudra (hand to center) and wrap right under left for Garudasana arms. Inhale, lengthen spine Exhale, revolve to back-of-mat, into anjaneyasana (crescent lunge) with garudasana arms (left leg is now in front) Inhale, Viparita anjaneyasna (reverse crescent) with garudasana arms Exhale, return to anjaneyasana with eagle arms, Inhale, transition weight to left foot an