July 3, 2019

Confession: From the age of 17 until 21 days ago I was a caffeine addict.

In my twenties I did quit coffee for a brief period time, but even then I continued drinking heavy quantities of green tea. During pregnancy and breastfeeding I also quit coffee but continued drin...

April 8, 2019

There's a common idiom in English:

You have to learn to crawl before you learn to walk.

Basically it means: You have to learn how to do the more fundamental things before you do the more complex things.

I'm not so sure about the metaphor because actually crawling is a com...

March 7, 2019

[English follows]

集中力が落ちているお子様に呼吸法や瞑想が奨められています。以下のハーバード大学のキッズヨガページにより、ADHDを持っているお子様はヨガで三つのコアと言われる症状(inattentiveness 不注意, hyperactivity 多動, impulsivity 衝動)が良くなると記載されてます。


February 20, 2019

(English follows)あるお客様は、2週間前に私が作成して配布した「手首」に関する資料(英語・日本語)について、ヨガの練習だけではなく、英語の勉強にも凄く役に立ったとおっしゃって下さいましたので、また今週のテーマ(骨盤と肩甲骨の繋がりをやさしいツウィストで体験すること)に関する英・日の資料を作成しました。骨盤と肩甲骨の繋がりといっても、様々な側面から考えられるでしょう。骨の構造(肩甲骨、肋骨、背骨)、大角膜の位置、血流、内臓などなど勿論ありますが、今回はいわゆる軟組織(特に筋肉と筋膜)に関して記載しました。今回主に背面に...

February 7, 2019


Have you ever felt pain in your wrists after yoga class?

You are not alone.

Many commonly offered poses ask for weight-bearing on the hands.

And there's not really a one-size-fits all prescription (or "alignment") for how to place your hands "correctly" in any...

January 19, 2019

This month’s focus for kids’ Yoga classes—unicorns and other magical creatures—grew out of a request from a 5-year-old student that I prepare a lesson featuring unicorns.

Unicorns. Uniqueness. The uniqueness of each person’s experiences, family upbringing, cultural back...

December 29, 2018

“The wonderful thing about Tiggers is Tiggers are wonderful things!”

I have practiced and instructed forward folds a few different ways over the years!

Recently I’m most interested in inviting students to experience a clear sense of the pelvis rolling over the femurs and...

December 8, 2018

Recently I’ve been exploring side bends both in class and in personal practice.

A Feldenkrais teacher helped me discover my tendency to squeeze rather than use the opposite rib cage to lift and lengthen in a side bend. She did not tell me the way I was side bending was...

November 21, 2018

This November, I have been focusing in children's yoga classes and in life on Autumn and Santosha, the Yogic virtue I think of as contentment with and gratitude for the entirety of Earth’s abundance, including its impermanence.

I haven’t actually taught the word “santos...

November 9, 2018

I often see students who struggle with posterior pelvic tilt (骨盤後継) and the accompanying rounding of shoulders in a hunchback (猫背) position. Many of these students also struggle with rolling the pelvis (腸骨) over the femurs (大腿骨) in forward folds (前屈). It’ s common to a...

Please reload

Recent Posts
Please reload

Please reload

  • Instagram Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Facebook Basic Square

   © 2019 by StarryBrooke-Yoga. Created with Wix.com. 

Disclaimer. If you have a specific health or medical concern, please see an appropriate and trusted licensed medical professional. The content on this site is not offered by medical professionals, nor is it intended to replace the advice of medical professionals.This content is offered for informational purposes only, related only to yoga & movement practices and English language learning.

No content on this website may be sold, licensed, or copied without explicit permission from StarryBrookeYoga. Copyright belongs exclusively to StarryBrookeYoga.

  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook Basic Black
  • LinkedIn Social Icon