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August Break: A Picture Is Worth a 1000 Words + A Dose of Uddiyana

Posted on 02 August 2011

is there anything more luscious than cat/cow when you've been writing all day? my cat/cow revealed as with most things, i do cat/cow differently than most... inhale/arch back into a back bend; exhale/round back like a halloween cat, pause, stay empty of breath, and pull belly back toward spine into uddiyana. hold for as long as comfortable - maybe a 10-second count. repeat. break it down for me, doc uddiyana means "soaring." is there a more apt kriya for august? a kriya is a cleansing practice in yoga, or as defined by julia cameron of the artist's way, a spiritual earthquake that shakes stuck things loose. thank you, august break, for a 1000 words here's the new twist on a picture being worth a thousand words - i'm writing a thousand words of my book by taking a break from blogging. love it. delightful to be present to the month of august through a camera lens! photo by madeleine tilin.  

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