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Quieting Demons During Downward Dog

Posted by Paige Oxlaj on Monday, September 9, 2013, In : yoga 
Downward dog has never been my favorite pose. In fact, I kinda hated it until yesterday.  The pose made my wrists hurt, my arms tired, my calf muscles scream.... but yoga teachers routinely told me it was a resting pose. Over the years, I built strength in my wrists and it was no longer painful, but I never enjoyed the experience of being an up-side-down V.

Yesterday, though, everything clicked. I had an "aha" moment. Instead of focusing my energy on my arms and the stretching in my calf musc...
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Living Life of Adventure, One Breath at a Time


Paige Deiner My life is a wild carpet ride full of unique experiences and one of a kind adventures. I sometimes find myself holding onto the tassels, rather than sitting squarely in the middle of my "magic carpet" - but so far I haven't fallen off and I'm loving the ride. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Yoga Alliance 200 yoga instructor. I have been a Reiki Master for 8 years, and have meditated since childhood. My daughter thinks I'm a hippie, I think I am a very organized dreamer. The truth may be somewhere in the middle. I would probably be a vegetarian but I fear mutiny... But I do try my best to practice what I preach. I yoga everyday and meditate nightly. I am lucky enough to have a fantastic Reiki partner so I receive some universal wisdom each Tuesday. And I am an avid, nerdy reader. I clean to books on tape, and usually read about two non-fiction and one fiction book a week.