New Series: Language of Metaphor

New video series alert! The Language of Metaphor

Definition: A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in a way that isn’t literally true, but helps explain an idea or make a comparison. (

In this series of short videos, Michelle demonstrates how we can use the hammock and a little imagination to help students dive even deeper into images, and layers of meaning each asana can hold, in order to assist their journey inward. More videos to be added, soon!

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Language of Metaphor Series Introduction

A Metaphor for Rib Hang.
The basic Rib Hang position (chair) decompresses the Lumbar spine, which can relieve tension. In order to dive into the mental/emotional/spiritual aspects of the yoga asana, Michelle gives us a metaphor.

A Metaphor For Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar)
The traditional warm-up sequence of movements for a yoga class (Sun Salutations) already uses a metaphor in its name.

A Metaphor for Hanumanasana (the Splits)
Michelle shares one of her favorite metaphors to explain the shape of Hanumanasana (the “splits”).

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