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Nitin R. Patient Expert

Portland, Oregon
This blog embodies the power of yoga as chronicle of my journey of personal wellness using yoga as the core of my new way of life. It has helped me tremendously. It is also a way for me to share knowledge and educate others about how best to incorporate yoga into their own lives and then... Full Bio
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The very funny Inappropriate yoga guy by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga A few months back I was introduced to this video called "Inappropriate Yoga Guy". I saw the first video (Tato Salad) and fell to the floor laughing. Ogden is this crazy yogi ... Read on »
This touched my heart by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I was browsing through CNN and found this video of Guruji. In July/August 2007 I was in Pune for work and was blessed to be allowed to take intermediate classes at the Iyen ... Read on »
Beginners (Level 1) Yoga by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I balanced my evening with tabla and yoga, by taking the 5:45 pm level 1 class with Nina. When I started at Sunset yoga, I never took any level 1 classes, just went right to ... Read on »
Running and Yoga by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Runing and Iyengar Yoga. Two years ago I used to walk about 7-10 miles a day and also ran 2-3 miles on tread mill. Running and Walking are great cardio exercises but both th ... Read on »
Back Care Class by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga This morning I went to the back-care class that is conducted every Saturday at Sunset Yoga. The class is generally taught by Nuvana, but was subbed by .... . I had discussed ... Read on »
How was the massage? by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Jeremy's massage is probably the most intense I have encountered. Its a relaxing massage with a work-out. The stretching is phenomenal. The virasana type leg stretched and t ... Read on »
Why no yoga today? by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga My life has been quite stressful lately. I am debating ... do I do it today or do I go to Nina's class today at 5:45 pm or take the Saturday early AM class. I have decided o ... Read on »
What a way to burn stress! by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga So tonight I finally got my butt in gear and went to my first class this semester with Nina. I attend classes at sunset yoga ( www.sunsetyoga.com ) as well as take a persona ... Read on »
Cool Yoga Videos by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I am collecting a list of videos available online. Here is one called yogatoday.com. Please visit this site. It has some good instructive videos on flow and movement, vinyas ... Read on »
How to do a triangle pose? uthita trikon asana by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga 1. Stand straight in Tadasana -- standing Pose. Feet rooted to the ground, joined together, knees and quads pulled up, chest and sternum lifted up, shoulders rolled back, he ... Read on »
Want to change your life with Yoga? by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga So if you are just starting out -- here are some important tips: Tip # 1 Take a class in person. Need recommendations? There are many choices. It i ... Read on »
Hello World! by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Hello Readers! This is my first posting. Let me tell you about myself. I am a 43 year old male (just turned 43) 6'1 about 200 pounds, 35-36 waist. I am in decent shape t ... Read on »
"Acquiesce" to Pain -- today's mantra! by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Monday evening was a challenging class for me, though I thoroughly enjoyed it. The poses were difficult, so the next day I was in pain and extremely sore. I was walking fun ... Read on »
Yoga this evening by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga T'was an evening to remember. Today it was an advanced class by Nina, full of poses that hadn't been done in a while. It started with a classic Gomukh Asana (in sitting for ... Read on »
My yoga guru is back! by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Since mid November last year, Nuvana Zarthoshtimanesh ( http://sunsetyoga.com/teachers.php ) my yoga guru has been in India and with the holidays in December my yoga routin ... Read on »
Low blood pressure and eat/drink before an early AM yoga class by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga We have a rule to not eat and drink 2-3 hours before starting yoga practice. In my own experience if I have an early morning class I eat a small snack to engergise the body ... Read on »
Yoga with kids today by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Last Friday of every month I teach yoga to kids in my 7 year old's class. These are lower elementary kids (1st-3rd graders), ages between 6-9. There are about 30 kids in th ... Read on »
Yoga poses by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I find the yoga journal ( www.yogajournal.com ) to be very useful in looking up details of various poses. Browse http://yogajournal.com/poses/finder/browse_index . I have be ... Read on »
Managing pain and suffering in your life by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Written and adapted by "The Yogi" from various sources including B.K.S. Iyengar’s “Light on Life" We often focus on the past or the future to avoid ... Read on »
Journey of pain -- Sciatic, Gluteal Muscle.....Ever tried accupuncture? by Nitin R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga My journey of bearing this gluteal muscle pain continues and it has now become sciatic. At my last massage Jeremy suggested trying accupuncture for relief. So today when th ... Read on »