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Elise,I have been meaning to drop you and your crew a note and tell you how happy and proud i am for The Mitchell Group. I want to tell you that I have been fowlloing your firm for years now and i am so impressed with your growth and the positive impact that you all have had on N W. Ar. I realize this is do to a lot of very hard work.I think the sky is the limit for you and your talented group of people you have assembled. I have shared your awards with family and friends from all over and everyone keeps saying in this economy what you have been able to do is extrodinary. I agree and am so excited that Rebecca has such great role models to work with. Keep up the good work! I am one of your biggest fans and look forward to watching your bright future. Take Care, Betty Julian


Yoga for Scoliosis features Elise Browning Miller, a yoga inrouscttr who discovered in her 20s that yoga was the only thing which helped to control her scoliosis. Her four background exercisers each have scoliosis as well, and Elise frequently refers to their differing curvatures throughout the practice. I don't have scoliosis myself, but I was interested in trying this video in hopes that it would provide nice stretches for my back. The main part of the DVD is broken up into three sections. The first is a short introduction (4 minutes) with Elise followed by a brief overview (1 minute) of scoliosis by an orthopedic surgeon. The next section is the 50 minute yoga practice, and the final segment is the bonus materials, including longer interviews with both Elise and the surgeon (4.5 minutes each), and six bonus yoga postures (wall stretch, down dog, shoulder stretch, warrior 1 with wall, chair twist, and 3 part pull) which are performed with props. The yoga practice itself is broken up into three segments, with Elise providing a short introduction at the start of each segment. The first, Breathing and Spinal Lengthening Poses (16 minutes), focuses on poses to stretch out the spine. It begins with yogic breathing and then moves on to standing side and wall stretches, cat pose, puppy pose, child, down dog, and lunge. The second, Centering and Strengthening Poses (18 minutes), consists mainly of standing postures, including mountain, triangle (performed with a chair), warrior 1 & 2, and wide-legged forward bend. From a face down position, there are also simple back extensions, cobra, and child's pose. The final segment, Restorative, Releasing, and Relaxing Poses (16 minutes), includes a supported back bend (over a ball or bolster), a side stretch, chair twist, reclined hand to foot pose, revolved stomach pose, and relaxation posture. Although I don't have scoliosis, I found this to be a nice, relaxing basic yoga practice. However, given Elise's frequent reminders about spinal curvature, the video is most ideally suited to those with scoliosis or other back conditions.


Inna L - no prob. yeah i discovered that wsbtiee after my trip(unfortunately) but yeah renting an apartment for a week is better then staying at a hotel. (i did that in italy once) you can pick up things from the market and cook some of your meals instead of going out all the time. plus you get more of an authentic experience this way..


I can only wish mine looked like that. My ofcife is a catch-all for my work and stuff, the boys' school setups & computers (we each have our own computers), our library, and a closet full of Russ' toys from the 70's/80's he brought with him....thus NO storage. We really need to reconfigure the whole thing, add a few more shelving units to get things up on the wall on my side, and redo the boys school posters on their side, and make some space. But hubby's not thrilled about the amount of computer work that's gonna take -my organizational idea means he has to crawl under desks and rewire - not his favorite thing LOL


Yes sometimes. But I've also found that in time, everything becomes clear. Sometimes they get it from another teacher and sometimes it's just something you say in class. I'm learning to be more patient and wait for a natural evolution of understanding and awareness to occur. Takes a lot of patience for sure!

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When you are teaching Hatha Yoga classes, do you ever want to reach out to a particular student, who does not seem to understand a Yogic technique? Maybe you feel a bit frustrated that you have covered this same point, in the last six Yoga classes, and this student was there each time, but does not comprehend it.

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