6 Mistakes Home Yoga Practitioners Make (and How to Fix Them)


6 Mistakes Home Yoga Practitioners Make (and How to Fix Them)

Practice at home on the regular? We do, too! While this is a great option, streaming yoga without a live teacher can lead to common mistakes. Top online teachers share what they think we do wrong and give their tips on improvements we can make.

Online classes make practicing yoga more convenient, accessible, and affordable. You can practice wherever you’d like, whenever you’d like, and choose the length, type, and level of the class. The best part, other than not having to change out of your pajamas? Most streaming yoga services such as YogaGloOMStars, and more cost $20 or less per month.

The downside is that unless there’s a two-way camera involved (Ompractice offers this service), there’s no live teacher to offer suggestions and corrections. So we asked popular online teachers what mistakes home practitioners are making the most—and how to correct them.

See also Tips from Social Media’s Top Yogis on How to Handle Haters and Trolls

6 ‘Mistakes’ Home Yoga Practitioners Make (and How to Fix Them)


How to Create a Healthy Morning Ritual and Access Your Most Authentic Self Through Writing


How to Create a Healthy Morning Ritual and Access Your Most Authentic Self Through Writing

Artist Julia Cameron reveals how her morning writing ritual helps her contemplate life and access her truth.

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Every day, I do something I call morning pages. I do them first thing in the morning. In fact, I drink cold coffee from the night before so that I’m not delayed by making my coffee. I write three pages, longhand, about anything and everything—from the tiny to the huge. When I miss a day of pages, I feel completely disoriented.

Writing like this is a sort of cleaning process. It’s as if you have a tiny little whisk broom and you take it into all the corners of your consciousness. So it might be, I forgot to call my sister yesterday; I didn’t buy kitty litter; the car has a funny knock in it; I didn’t like the way James talked to me in the meeting yesterday… and so they go, all across your consciousness. I’ve been doing morning pages for 30 years, and I find it’s a way of putting myself directly in contact with what I would call a higher power.

I often start off writing grumpy—then I move past grumpy into a smoother flow. The pages start off difficult when I think to myself, Oh my God, I don’t have anything to say for three full pages. Yet when I dive in and try to find something to say, the flow of writing loosens up and I can feel a sense of clarity, originality, and authenticity.

I have what I call writing stations: different places in my house that put me in a different mood. I usually [do my morning pages] in the living room, where I have a large plate-glass window looking out at the mountain. Later in the day [when I work on other writing projects], I might move to my study, which is a room that is enclosed—I sometimes call it the cockpit—which is good for concentration. In the summer, I write out in the garden. Each place has a different mood, and I take my emotional temperature and say, What room am I in the mood for now?

Everybody has an inner critic. Mine is called Nigel, and Nigel is a British, gay interior decorator. There’s no pleasing Nigel. I’ll write something and Nigel will say, Oh that’s so boring; no one will be interested! But I’ve learned to say, Thank you for sharing that, Nigel—and keep right on moving. I think self-doubt goes with the territory of being a writer. I find I can move past it by making my critic into a little cartoon character. The minute I have humor again, I’m able to move past my self-doubt.

I used to write trying to be brilliant, and I was really writing out of my ego. Then I started doing morning pages, and I’d put a little sign up by my desk that said, OK, God, you take care of the quality, I’ll take care of the quantity. As I move deeper into my practice, I’ve recognized that there are hunches, intuitions, and ideas that come to me through writing that don’t come to me in any other way.

Explore your creativity in a weekend immersion with Julia Cameron from July 13–15, at 1440 Multiversity in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz. Learn more at 1440.org/faculty/julia-cameron.


Live Be Yoga: John Schumacher Reveals How a Dedicated Yoga Practice Builds a Better Future


Live Be Yoga: John Schumacher Reveals How a Dedicated Yoga Practice Builds a Better Future

The master teacher and disciple of B.K.S. Iyengar says it takes 5 steps.
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Live Be Yoga ambassadors Jeremy Falk and Aris Seaberg are on a road trip across the country to share real talk with master teachers, explore innovative classes, and so much more—all to illuminate what’s in store for the future of yoga. Follow the tour and get the latest stories @livebeyoga on Instagram and Facebook.

The first thing I noticed about John Schumacher was his flawless regal posture. It was unsurprising, as the Iyengar lineage—through which he discipled for over 30 years—is reputed for its strict style of alignment and stern disciplinary instruction. Schumacher looked as if he had abhyasa (dedicated practice) in his blood. Yet he also emanated an effortlessly flowing state of gentle kindness and grounded ease. Appearing to be the healthiest and most vibrant 72-year-old I have ever met, he has studied yoga for more than 50 years—longer than most yogis today have been alive. When we met with him at the studio he founded, Unity Woods Yoga Center, in Bethesda, MD, he shared how his three decades of apprenticeship with B.K.S. Iyengar himself gives hope in these uncertain times because the practice offers us the tools to change the world.

Step 1: Place Many Tools in One Box—Not One Tool in Many Boxes

These days, students begin their journey into yoga with an abundance of studios and online classes; they can acquire knowledge from a multitude of sources easily. However Schumacher is cautious about this approach. “There are a lot of teachers out there. In the beginning, keep shopping. Find someone that you resonate with and you’re happy to go see every week,” he says. Once you do, inquire into that lineage with consistent and dedicated practice. That’s how you’ll dig deeply into “an accumulation of knowledge, wisdom, and experience that’s been honed over a long time, where much trial and error has already been worked through.” There are no preclusions toward learning from many teachers. “Any structure or framework inherently has limitations,” Schumacher admits, “but [choosing one] also provides a substantial foundation on which to build.”

Step 2: Sharpen Your Lens

Our ability to see—to acquire and build understanding—is correlated to the details for which we look. Iyengar was unprecedented in his instruction of yoga asana through meticulous awareness, which amplified the benefits of the poses. “The very process of paying that kind of attention to what you’re doing is the beginning of dharana (concentration) and dhyana (meditation),” says Schumacher. The scrupulous precision of the body’s position, a cornerstone of Iyengar yoga, unlocks an entirely new depth of skill. By increasing internal sensitivity of the microcosm, one becomes substantially more sensitive to how they interpret the macrocosm. Those efforts can be applied to anything, including daunting challenges like changing the world.

Step 3: Use “Limitations” as the Reason to Practice

“Whatever it is that you think you can’t do is the reason to do yoga,” says Schumacher. Yoga gives us the tools to progress through our perceived limitations with observation, regulation, patience, and sensitivity, so ultimately “you’ll open yourself up to something that you didn’t think you could do.” And when we taste the liberation of dissolving a limitation, we’ll be equipped with the skills to show up in places that may scare us. “When you meet those places and move through them, it empowers those who practice,” he says.

Step 4: Get to the Truth

This sense of empowerment is crucial to continue down the yogic path. As we sharpen our lenses and dismantle limitations, we get to the heart of yoga. Schumacher describes this as “penetrating ourselves to such an extent that we become clearer and clearer about who we really are.” The clearer we are with our own truths and what our work is as individuals, the better able we are to tackle society’s problems. “You can’t really do much about anything unless you can see clearly what’s going on in the first place,” Schumacher points out. This self knowledge, syadhyaya, is essential for building a better future. As the thirteenth-century mystic-poet Rumi reminds us, “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

Step 5: Get Connected

With this deeper understanding and connection to the self, we begin to connect to other people authentically. “Once you see yourself as connected to the people you’re interacting with, there’s less likely to be abuse and people taking advantage of one another,” says Schumacher. Ultimately it is from this understanding—not by fighting against it, but through achieving true yoga (union)—that we are empowered to build a better future, which deepens self-understanding and fosters stronger connections with everything around us.


Plug Into the Wall + Recharge: 4 Soothing Restorative Poses


Plug Into the Wall + Recharge: 4 Soothing Restorative Poses

No energy to set up for restorative yoga? Plug yourself into a wall and reboot with Kathryn Budig’s simple poses.


When Restorative Yoga Doesn’t Feel Relaxing…


When Restorative Yoga Doesn’t Feel Relaxing…

Give roots to your restorative practice and to feel free to expand.
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It’s been a long week, so you sign up for a Friday evening restorative yoga class. Unwinding with some rejuvenating supported postures for an hour and a half sounds perfect—almost like a minivacation. But moments after you close your eyes and immerse yourself in the first pose, an unexpected visitor arrives: anxiety. Suddenly your mind is filled with an endless stream of thoughts about the past week’s events, your job security, and everything you have to accomplish over the weekend, not to mention doubts about where your relationship is headed and whether or not you paid that credit card bill. The pose feels as though it’s going on forever, and although your body isn’t moving, your mind won’t stop racing. You feel restless, agitated, and out of control. This is supposed to be “restorative" yoga. What happened?

Restorative yoga is a passive practice in which poses like Supta Baddha Konasana(Reclining Bound Angle Pose) or Viparita Karani (Legs-up-the-Wall Pose) are held for several minutes at a time, propped with blankets, blocks, and bolsters to minimize the amount of work that the muscles are doing in the pose. A restorative practice can rest your body, stretch your muscles, lower your heart rate and blood pressure, and calm your nervous system, moving you into a peaceful state of deep relaxation. But while the practice of restorative yoga comes easily to some people, it can present real challenges for others.

“A lot of people think that restorative yoga is like a bliss practice, where they’ll just be lying around and relaxing," says Jillian Pransky, the national director of restorative yoga training for YogaWorks. “But the practice of being still and restful provokes anxiety for many people. And during times of extreme stress, such as illness, a difficult transition, or grief, releasing control of the body can overwhelm the nervous system."

Passive postures can evoke feelings of discomfort for myriad reasons. On a physical level, Pransky says, the body is in a vulnerable state: You are releasing control of all your muscles, lying with your eyes closed and your chest and abdomen—the location of your vital organs—exposed. In many restorative poses, the body is also splayed out, and often the bones are not resting in their sockets, which can leave you feeling physically unstable or insecure. In Savasana (Corpse Pose), for example, the thigh bones pop up from the weight of the feet on the floor and the external release of the leg muscles, as opposed to resting inside the joint as they do when you’re standing or reclining with the knees bent.

On an emotional level, restorative poses can be challenging because, when the body is in a passive posture, the mind has fewer physical tasks and sensations to focus on than it does in more active poses, making your attention more likely to turn inward. Any emotions you might have been suppressing throughout the day—fear, frustration, sadness, anxiety—are likely to come to the forefront of your mind once your body begins to relax.

Finally, if you go very deep into the meditation of the pose, says Pransky, you can lose a sense of your physical shape. If you are in a content and secure frame of mind, this can deepen your experience and provide a sense of bliss; but if you are going through a difficult time, losing a sense of your body can feel frightening and disorienting.

But just because restorative yoga can trigger anxious or uncomfortable feelings doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. In fact, times of high anxiety or stress are the times you can most benefit from the healing aspects of a restorative practice. The solution, Pransky says, is to support passive postures with props in such a way that the body and mind feel grounded, safe, and integrated. That way, you can still experience the benefits of restorative yoga, and can eventually learn to use the practice as a tool for being with all those feelings.

Pransky didn’t always teach restorative yoga with these adaptations. Her own restorative practice was initially more about feeling light and blissful than feeling rooted and stable, she says. But 11 years ago, a death in the family brought on a period of intense anxiety that caused her practice to change. Suddenly her former way of practicing restorative yoga—going so deep into the meditation of the pose that she’d be aware only of her energetic body, not her physical body—was no longer blissful but destabilizing and disconnecting. “I was just out there. It was really scary," she says.

Pransky’s experience with anxiety led her to develop an approach to restorative yoga that could accommodate and support an agitated mind. She drew on her training in Anusara Yoga, which emphasizes the biomechanical and alignment principles of “integration" (setting up the bones so that you can draw them toward, and not away from, the core of the body). She also tapped into her studies with somatic therapist Ruella Frank, PhD, in which Pransky says she learned how to “contain the outline of the body" with the use of supportive props and blankets so that the body feels cradled and safe, similar to the way a baby becomes calmer when swaddled.

Other techniques for making the body feel less vulnerable in restorative postures include using blankets to create a layer of warmth and protection, and placing eye bags over open palms to create a “hand holding" effect. Pransky also recommends resting the feet against something—a wall, a rolled-up blanket, or a partner—in every pose. This helps the body feel more connected to the earth, she says, and integrates the legs back into the body, creating a deeper sense of stability and safety. Props such as folded or rolled blankets placed to support the arms and legs likewise ensure that the weight of the leg bones and arm bones drops in toward the body, and that the weight of the head is fully supported.

Finally, Pransky recommends leaving the eyes open during a restorative practice if closing them is uncomfortable for you. “When you have a very busy mind, closing the eyes can be an invitation for the mind to wander into worry," she says. “Keeping the eyes open can help you feel more connected to the outside world."

With these adaptations, Pransky says, you can develop the capacity to be more grounded and relaxed in restorative postures, whatever your mental state. “Once you can become more connected to your breath, the whole nervous system calms," she says. “And then, when those difficult emotions arise, you might find that you can handle them more easily than you thought you could."

Rest Easy

The poses in this sequence are designed to give you the experience of being cradled and protected while providing the opportunity for deep relaxation and rejuvenation. When you’re practicing them for the first time, it can be helpful to have a friend assist you in setting up the props. Warm up with a few rounds of Cat-Cow Pose, or any other gentle poses that help you connect with your breath. Once you’re propped and positioned, take the first few minutes in each pose to sense where you connect with the floor or the props. What part of your body rests most heavily on the support underneath you? Let this area be like an anchor rooting you to the earth. Slowly allow this sense of connection to spread to all the areas where you meet the ground and the props.

When your body feels completely supported, let your attention turn toward your breath. Like an ocean wave, each breath will rise and fall on its own. Rest your mind on the tide of your breath. Throughout each pose, let your attention move back and forth between the earthlike qualities of your body and the fluidlike qualities of your breath.

Stay in each pose for up to 15 minutes. Even a few minutes will make a difference. If you feel restless but want to stay in the pose, you can do small vinyasa movements with your hands to help yourself settle down: Roll your open palms to the sky as you inhale; roll them back to the ground as you exhale.

Viparita Karani (Legs-up-the-Wall Pose), variation

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This pose is usually done with the legs extended all the way up the wall. Having the legs lower, with the feet against the wall, encourages grounding by creating a sensation of “standing" on the wall, as opposed to having the feet wide open to the sky.

Lie on your back with your calves and feet supported by either bolsters or blanket-covered blocks. Wrap or cover your calves with a blanket. Rest the soles of your feet against the wall. Place an additional folded blanket across the pelvis to help release tension there and to encourage the pelvis to rest more heavily on the ground. Rest your arms by your sides, either palms down or, if facing up, with an eye bag in each open palm. If your upper back and shoulders don’t rest heavily on the floor, support them with towels or blankets. Place a folded blanket under your head.

You should feel firm support all the way up the torso, out through the arms, and up through the neck and head. Your throat should feel open and tension free. On each exhalation, allow the weight of your lower legs, pelvis, upper back, and head to be fully held. On each inhalation, allow your ribs to expand in all directions. Stay in the pose for 5 to 15 minutes.

Salamba Balasana (Supported Child’s Pose)

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Place blocks underneath the two ends of a bolster and come into Child’s Pose, with your torso supported by the bolster. It should feel as though the support is coming up to meet you rather than your torso dropping into the support. Slide your arms underneath the gap between the bolster and the floor, bringing each hand toward the opposite elbow. If the forearms or elbows don’t touch the ground, fill in the space with towels or blankets so that you are supported from the elbows to the fingers. Supporting the elbows and arms helps to release tension in the upper back and neck and to integrate the arms back into the body. In order to release tension in the lower back and create a deeper sensation of groundedness, place a heavy blanket on your sacrum. If the base of the shins or the tops of the feet are off the floor, prop them with a rolled-up towel.

Turn the head to one side, alternating sides halfway through the pose. On each inhalation, feel the back body expand; on each exhalation, feel the support under the chest and belly. Stay in the pose for 5 to 10 minutes.

Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose), variation

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Supta Baddha Konasana opens the whole front of the body: the pelvis, belly, heart, and throat. These are areas we instinctively protect, which is why a pose like this can leave one feeling exposed and vulnerable.

Place a block lengthwise under one end of a bolster to prop it up on an incline. Sit with your back to the short, low end of the bolster. Place a second bolster under your knees and bring your legs into Bound Angle Pose with the soles of your feet together. Wrap a blanket around your feet to create a feeling of containment. Place another folded blanket over the pelvis to create a feeling of insulation. Lie back on the bolster. Place supports under your arms so that they are not dangling and there is no feeling of stretch in the chest. Stay in the pose for 5 to 15 minutes.

Side-Lying Savasana and Jathara Parivartanasana (Side-Lying Corpse Pose and Revolved Abdomen Pose), variation

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Twists are generally good for the nervous system, but some twists can make breathing feel constricted, which can be anxiety provoking. This gentle, supported twist allows more room for the breath to come into the rib cage and belly.

Start by lying on your left side with your feet at a wall and your back against a bolster that is at least as high as your spine. Bend your right knee to 90 degrees and support your right knee and shin with a bolster or folded blankets so that the right leg is as high as the right hip; rest the sole of your left foot against the wall. Next, place folded blankets under your top arm and hand to lift them to the height of your shoulder. Finally, tuck a folded blanket under your head and neck to lift your head in line with the spine. Rest here for 2 to 5 minutes.

To move into the twist, roll your torso to the right over the bolster, keeping your right arm fully supported by it from shoulder blade to fingers. Your right hand should be no lower than the height of your right shoulder. If you have tightness in your shoulder or chest, try placing more support under your arm until your hand is higher than your shoulder. You should not feel a stretch, but rather as though your chest is open and your breath is fluid. Stay in the twist for 2 to 5 minutes. Repeat on the other side.

Savasana (Corpse Pose)

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Savasana can be a very expansive pose, especially when done with the legs wide apart and the arms away from the side body. Keeping the legs and arms a little closer to the body encourages a more contained feeling.

Roll up a blanket and place it alongside a wall. Lie down with the soles of your feet against the blanket. Place an additional rolled blanket or bolster under your knees to encourage the thighbones to drop deeper into your pelvis. This helps release tension in the iliopsoas and allows the pelvis to rest more heavily on the ground. Place a folded blanket over your belly to release tension and weigh the hips down even more. Rest your arms by your sides, palms facing down.

If your upper back and shoulders are rolled toward your heart and don’t rest heavily on the floor, fill in the space with towels or blankets so you feel firm support all the way up the torso to the neck and head. Support your cervical curve with a small rolled towel and place a folded blanket under the head to create a cradling effect. Your chin should be perpendicular to the floor, and your throat should feel open and tension free. With each exhalation allow the earth to fully hold each part of your body: your heels, thighs, pelvis, upper back, and head. Once you feel completely connected to the ground, rest your mind on the waves of your breath. Stay in the pose for 5 to 15 minutes.

Reverse Savasana (Corpse Pose), variation

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This reversed variation can feel more secure for someone who feels vulnerable in Savasana. Lie on your belly. Turn your head to the right. Bring your arms out to the side, elbows bent. Take your right knee out to the side. If needed, place a blanket for cushioning and support under the right arm, knee, thigh, belly, or all four. Cover your entire body with a blanket, including the exposed soles of your feet. After a couple of minutes, turn your head to the other side and switch the position of the knees. Stay here 5 to 10 minutes, releasing your whole front body into the ground.


Practice Tips for the SI Joints


Practice Tips for the SI Joints

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After learning all the ways that asanas can stress the sacroiliac area in Protect the Sacroiliac Joints in Forward Bends, Twists, and Wide-Legged Poses, you may be thinking, “Maybe I’ll just advise my students to give up yoga, go home and sit on the couch watching reruns of Sex and the City until their SI joints fuse . . . and I’ll ask them to save me a seat." Luckily, you can do better than that (and not just by picking a better TV show).

To help your students prevent sacroiliac joint (SI) problems, or avoid making existing ones worse, follow these three suggestions: put it in placestabilize it and move it with care.

I. Put it in place

If your student does not have an existing SI problem, or if she has had SI problems but her joints are currently in good alignment (pain-free), you can skip to suggestion 2, “Stabilize it." If your student’s SI joint is currently out of place, advise her to try to get it back into place before practicing asanas. This is easier said than done, and it doesn’t mean she can’t ever practice if her SI joint is a little out of place, but it’s much better to practice with the SI joints where they belong.

One way to get a misaligned SI joint into place is to have a qualified health professional, such as a physical therapist, chiropractor, or osteopath, physically manipulate it. As a yoga teacher, you don’t have license to do this yourself, so don’t try unless you have additional qualifications. Also, despite their training and licensing, most health professionals really don’t understand how to manipulate the SI joints effectively, so advise your student to be careful to choose a caregiver who has a track record of helping with this specific problem.

A second way your student might get her wayward SI joint back into place is by practicing specialized asanas to put it there. There is not room in this article to go into the details, but here is a general framework for understanding these poses. There are lots to choose from, and each health professional or yoga teacher seems to have her favorite. Despite the wide variety, postures that help realign the SI fall into just four simple categories.

Backbends, like Supta Virasana (Reclining Hero Pose), may help by directly pushing the top of the sacrum backward into place.

Modified twists can sometimes help by rotating one side of the sacrum backward and the other forward; however, these poses tend to be complicated and tricky to perform, and the wrong twist can easily make matters worse, so your student needs to learn them from a specialist.

One-sided pelvic tilts, such as reclining and drawing one bent knee toward the armpit on the same side, may help by focusing the adjustment specifically on the joint that is out of place, so that the ilium shifts in the right direction relative to the sacrum.

Exercises that pull the ilium bones apart, such as certain variations of Padmasana(Lotus Pose), or specialized poses that use props or muscle actions to apply lateral pressure to the upper thighbones, may help by opening the top part of the SI joint space. This seems to give the upper sacrum room to slide back into place without grating its rough auricular surface across the auricular surface of the ilium.

Many of the most successful SI-adjusting exercises combine elements from more than one category, and some add another factor: muscular resistance. For example, practicing Salabhasana (Locust Pose) variations with just one leg lifted combines backward bending with one-sided pelvic tilting and works muscles against the resistance of gravity. Combining a Padmasana action with a backbend (as in some forms of Matsyasana, or Fish Pose) can often create both the space and the movement needed to put the sacrum back where it belongs.

There are a few crucial things to tell your student about adjusting her SI joint, whether she does it herself or has someone else do it. First, tell her that a good SI adjustment should feel good, both during the adjustment and afterward. If the adjustment feels at all painful, or even neutral, it is probably not helpful and may even be harmful. Second, tell her that the appropriate adjustment or pose for her SI may be one-sided. An asymmetrical adjustment or posture that helps the SI when practiced on one side may well make it worse when practiced on the other. Advise her to only practice the posture on the side that feels relieved by it. Third, tell her that not all adjustments are appropriate for her. A posture or manipulation that works wonders for her friend may do nothing at all for her. Advise her to find just one or a few postures or adjustments that work well and to abandon those that don’t work. Fourth, tell her that immediately after she gets her SI adjusted into place, she is best off leaving it alone overnight (or longer) before practicing any asanas. When she does practice, she should begin with stabilization.

II. Stabilize it

Certain yoga postures and practices can help stabilize the sacroiliac region by strengthening the muscles that cross the joint or holding the pelvic bones in place.

Backbends against the resistance of gravity, such as Salabhasana, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose), and Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow Pose) all strengthen the erector spinae muscles that run vertically from the sacrum or ilium up the back. They also strengthen the gluteus maximus (buttock) muscles. Note that practicing one-legged variations of these poses (like Eka Pada Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Bridge Pose with one leg lifted) doubles the strength demands on one side of the body and puts asymmetrical stress on the SI joints. This means that these poses can be especially effective strengthening exercises, making them therapeutic for people who have an existing SI imbalance; however, the asymmetry also has the potential to worsen an existing imbalance.

Mula Bandha (the Root Lock, performed by contracting and lifting the area bounded by the tailbone, pubic bones, and sitting bones) strengthens the pelvic floor muscles (pubococcygeus, iliococcygeus, and coccygeus) that help keep the lower end of the sacrum from lifting and the lower pelvic bones from spreading apart.

Virabhadrasana III (Warrior III) powerfully strengthens a host of muscles that either cross or affect the SI joints, including the piriformis (which runs from the front of the sacrum to the outer upper thighbone), erector spinae, gluteus maximus, and gluteus medius (which runs from the outer ilium to the outer upper thighbone). However, this pose is an asymmetrical forward bend that can irritate the sacroiliac of the standing leg, so it is best reserved for students whose SI joints are already in place and stable.

Pranayama (Breathwork) includes certain actions that cinch the waist to a narrow shape without contracting the outer layers of the abdominal muscles. These actions help selectively contract the innermost abdominal muscle layer, the transversus abdominis. Strengthening this muscle helps stabilize the SI joints by holding the fronts of the ilium bones together horizontally.

III. Move it with care

Teach your students to avoid SI injury by moving with special care in the poses that put the most strain on the sacroiliac joints, especially seated forward bends, twists, and wide-legged poses. The most important instructions are to move the sacrum and the two ilium bones as a unit, keep the pubic bones together, and roll to one side before sitting.

Move the sacrum and the two ilium bones as a unit. In forward bends, instruct your students to “lift the sitting bones" or to “lift the sitting bones and tailbone together," not “lift the tailbone" alone, because lifting the tailbone faster than the sitting bones tilts the top of the sacrum forward relative to the ilium. Instructions to lift the sitting bones (and to “tilt the top of the pelvis forward") are intended to activate the iliocostalis muscles that run vertically from the back of the ilium to the rib cage. These muscles drive the pelvic tilt by moving the ilium bones forward, and these, in turn, push the sacrum ahead of them. This is less likely to cause SI trouble than actions that attempt to drag the ilium bones forward by pulling on them with the sacrum.

Teach your students that when the pelvis stops tilting forward in a forward bend, they should also stop moving the sacrum forward. They can continue bending the spine forward a little after the pelvis stops, but they should avoid bending it too far or pulling too hard, because this can draw the sacrum out from between the fronts of the ilium bones.

Protecting the SI goes hand-in-hand with protecting the disks of the lower back (lumbar) in forward bends (see Protect the Disks in Forward Bends and Twists). Both require that your student bend gently, rather than forcibly pulling her spine forward (or allowing someone else to push it). However, to protect her disks your student has to limit the amount of forward bend in her lumbar spine. In doing so, she runs the risk of inadvertently transferring the forward-bending force that would have gone into her lumbar directly into her sacroiliac joints. To avoid this, teach your student (1) to reduce the total amount of forward-pulling force in forward bends–advise her, in particular, not to pull too hard with the arms–and, (2) to bend cleanly at the hip joints, rather than letting the body bend half way between the lumbar spine and the hips.

Moving the sacrum and the two ilium bones as a unit is also important in twists. Instruct your students not to rotate the sacrum faster than the pelvis. Rather than insisting that they hold the pelvis rigidly in place, allow them to let it turn a little along with the twist. Teach them that when the pelvis stops turning, the remaining twist should come not from the SI joints but from rotation higher up on the spine and trunk (that is, from joint movement of the thoracic vertebrae and ribs, facilitated by release and stretch of surrounding muscles).

Keep the pubic bones together. In poses that spread the thighs apart, like Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose), Upavistha Konasana (Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend), Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide-Legged Forward Bend), and Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II Pose), teach your students to release the inner thigh (adductor) muscles while keeping the pubic bones together by stabilizing them with other muscles. Although students without SI problems may need to learn to relax the pelvic floor and spread the sitting bones in these poses, those with SI instability may benefit instead from instructions to contract the pelvic floor muscles, pulling the sitting bones and pubic bones toward one another. (Using the pelvic floor muscles to pull the tailbone toward the pubic bones can also help, especially if bending forward). Also instruct your students to narrow the waist in wide-legged poses. This selectively activates the transversus abdominis muscle, which helps hold the front of the pelvis together left to right.

For many students (especially more flexible ones and those with existing SI problems), all this muscular stabilization may not be enough in Baddha Konasana. It may also be necessary to place supporting blankets under each thigh to prevent the legs (and therefore the pelvis) from spreading too far. This is even more important in Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose), because the alignment and relaxed muscles of this pose make it especially hard on the SI joints.

Roll to one side before sitting. After Savasana (Corpse Pose) or other reclining poses, instruct your students to roll to one side. Tell those with SI instability to move the pelvis and spine as one unit. Sitting straight up from the supine position can force the psoas and iliacus muscles to put excess forward pull on the spine and pelvis. Rolling as a unit prevents excess twisting at the SI joints.

Following these suggestions can help you and your students maintain healthy SI joints as you increase your body’s mobility and advance in your practice.

Roger Cole, Ph.D. is an Iyengar-certified yoga teacher and Stanford-trained scientist. He specializes in human anatomy and in the physiology of relaxation, sleep, and biological rhythms. Find him at rogercoleyoga.com.


《 Sade – Somebody Already Broke My Heart (05:00) 》

《 Sade – Somebody Already Broke My Heart (05:00) 》

Make Your Yoga Last for Life: 7 Poses to Build Muscular Balance


Make Your Yoga Last for Life: 7 Poses to Build Muscular Balance

Want to avoid asana burnout? Amy Ippoliti says the trick is all in optimizing functionality by engaging the deep stabilizers while finding ways to give the major movement muscles a break.

Want to practice or study with Amy Ippoliti in person? Join Amy at Yoga Journal LIVE New York, April 19-22, 2018—YJ’s big event of the year. We’ve lowered prices, developed intensives for yoga teachers, and curated popular educational tracks: Alignment, Alignment, & Sequencing; Health & Wellness; and Philosophy & Mindfulness. See what else is new and sign up now.

A strong proponent of practicing sustainably, Amy Ippoliti’s “Yoga For The Long Haul” workshop at Yoga Journal LIVE San Diego was full of tips for turning yoga into a lifelong endeavor. Her key to avoiding asana burnout? “Instead of chasing the big, fancy pose, focus on moving in a way that feels functional.” The trick, she says, is learning to engage the deep stabilizers while finding ways to give the major movement muscles a break.

We’ve all heard the pervasive cues to “use our core” and “integrate the joints.” While it’s easy to agree that these are constructive instructions, the nebulous language can make it difficult to know exactly what those actions entail in practice. Unlike the larger, more superficial muscles that we use to move our bodies in space, the deeper stabilizing muscles perform the rather important task of holding the skeleton in place, ideally in a shape close to good, functional alignment. The interplay between the stabilizers (which we can’t see, or potentially even feel) and the major movers (which can have a tendency to dominate and thus become overloaded) is a complex one, to say the least. Ideally, muscles work together in a carefully choreographed team effort that involves an appropriate distribution of the required labor, as well as a specific, sequential firing of the relevant muscles in the correct order. If this sounds complicated, it is! And given that the modern lifestyle is often deficient in well-rounded movement, one can imagine how easily the delicate balance can be thrown off. In fact, many of the postural imbalances that are now so common, whether from a sedentary lifestyle or a highly active one, are rooted in a lopsided relationship between the deep stabilizers and superficial movers. As Amy puts it: “We get so fascinated by our big movers that we also try to use them for the smaller, more subtle jobs.” Here’s how to strengthen some of the most important stabilizers, and release the commonly tense movement muscles.


《 Sade – The Sweetest Taboo (05:03) 》

《 Sade – The Sweetest Taboo (05:03) 》

4 Ways to Build Hip Stability + Prevent Injury


4 Ways to Build Hip Stability + Prevent Injury

Tight or open, your hips need to be strong for injury-free movement. Learn how to build stability in common yoga poses.
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Tight or open, your hips need to be strong for injury-free movement. Learn how to build more stability in common yoga poses.

Stability in the hips is crucial for athletes—and everyone else: The hips’ primary function is to bear weight, and we need them to stabilize the upper body, support the lower limbs, and absorb shock from movements such as running and jumping.

The gluteus medius is the hip’s primary stabilizer. It originates from the outer, top rim of the iliac crest and inserts at the top of the thigh bone, covering the outer hip, and maintains stability in the joint with the help of the gluteus minimus. A lax, unsupported hip joint slides around unnecessarily, irritating the soft tissues and increasing the likelihood of alignment problems and overuse injuries elsewhere in the body. Simply put, the role of the gluteus medius is to minimize excessive movement by keeping the thighbone firmly integrated in the hip socket.

See also Anatomy 101: Understand Your Hips to Build Stability

4 Ways to Build Hip Strength + Stability

Standing and balancing poses can build both strength and stability in this muscle—when practiced with the appropriate engagement. Let’s take a closer look at how to turn on the gluteus medius in a few common poses.

WARM UP Since we want to build strength in the widest possible range of motion, it’s smart to precede these poses with a few stretches to lengthen the relevant muscles. Try Gomukhasana or Pigeon Pose.


《 Sade – Stronger Than Pride (47:48) 》

《 Sade – Stronger Than Pride (47:48) 》



#男子氣概 #陽剛氣質 #母豬教



亞列克.米納希安(Alek Minassin)今年25歲,自稱自己是個INCEL,INCEL是involuntary celibate(非自願禁慾)的縮寫,他們大多數是男性,他們厭惡女性,他們認為女性瞧不起他們,不願意與他們發生性行為,他們認為自己的非自願禁慾狀況,就是女人害的。後來,亞列克在網路上寫著「非自願禁慾者的起義時刻到了,我們將推翻所有的高富帥(Chad)[1]以及只願意跟他們上床的女性[2](Stacy)。」2018年4月23日,亞列克開著廂型車衝進去多倫多的人行道上,造成10人死亡,15人受傷⋯⋯





22歲的男大生艾略特·羅傑(Elliot Rodger)在網路上發表了一個宣言「我的扭曲世界」,在宣言裡面,艾略特提到他22歲為止依舊是個處男,周遭的女性都看不上他,卻和其他(不如他的)男性接吻,他忿恨這個世界,他將誘惑那些女性到他居住的公寓並刺殺這些被寵壞的妖豔賤貨⋯⋯2014年5月23日,艾略特駕車到社區衝撞行人並且開槍,釀成3死13傷⋯⋯艾略特可能沒有想到,他的厭女宣言以及槍擊案件竟然讓他在後世被INCEL稱為「聖人」⋯⋯


INCEL將這個社會區分為四種人,一是與他們對立的男性,他們源自於美國的把妹文化(PUA,Pickup Artists),他們風流倜儻,迷人風趣,女性都很喜歡他們,願意與他們上床,INCEL稱呼這些人為CHAD,這種男性是人生勝利組,他們男子氣概強烈,能夠隨時吸引別人跟他們上床,而這些人搶走了INCEL與女性上床的權利;相對應的,INCEL就是另外一群男性,他們可能有著很多綜合的因素導致於不被女性們喜歡,他們長時間處在一個非自願禁慾的狀況(involuntary celibate)。






「簡單的說,就是指我們預期男人應有的特質」 [3]





強大的性「能力」為Chad吸引更多的女性,而更多的親密關係,更有助於建立起Chad的男性氣概。在獵豔文化(Hunting Culture)中,當一名男性在受到越來越多女性注目時,其男子氣概會不斷的被增強,因為整個社會會告訴Chad,你的樣貌、身體都是值得被肯定的;相反的,INCEL因為其行為舉止與社會認定的「陽剛」有差距,因此其男子氣概就會不斷的被削減。





[1] Chad:在INCEL的定義裡面,男子氣概特別強烈,足夠吸引女性與他們發生性行為的男性。

[2] Stacy:在INCEL的定義裡面,女性特質強烈,並且只願意與Chads上床,瞧不起INCEL的女性。

[3] Frank Pittman 著,楊淑智譯(1995)。《新男性──掙脫男子氣概的枷鎖》。 臺北:牛頓。

[4] 五子登科:孩子、車子、房子、妻子、金子


《 Sade – Lover Rock (59:06) 》

《 Sade – Lover Rock (59:06) 》

10 Ways to Get Real About Your Body’s Limitations & Avoid Yoga Injuries


10 Ways to Get Real About Your Body’s Limitations & Avoid Yoga Injuries

YJ Influencer Laura Burkhart offers the story of her own chronic pain and hip injury as a caution to yogis and encourages you to get honest about your own practice.

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Yogis, it’s time to get honest with yourselves and start respecting your body’s limitations. We’ve all heard success stories of people who have healed their body, mind, and emotions through yoga. But lately, I’ve been hearing about more and more students and teachers (including myself) who’ve been hurt by their asana practice.

Why is everyone talking about yoga injuries all of a sudden? For one thing, there are more people practicing yoga now and so likely more injuries. But getting injured by yoga, which most of us start doing for its healing benefits, can also be confusing, embarrassing, and counterintuitive. All of that can make it hard to talk about.

My Yoga Injury Story

I started practicing yoga during a time when I was dealing with chronic health problems and a lot of stress. I was originally attracted to it, because it reminded me of the moving meditative quality I used to find in dance. But unlike dance, where I was taught to push past pain and difficulty with a smile on my face, yoga, ironically, encouraged me to respect my body and its limits.

While I thought I was working within my limitations, years into my yoga practice, I made the decision to stop lifting leg weights in order to increase my flexibility to get into Visvamitrasana, which would eventually be photographed for this Master Class article in Yoga Journal. I was happy when my consistent practice “paid off” and I was able to work into “advanced” poses that required a lot of flexibility and arm strength. What I didn’t know was that 14 years of dance, followed by 16 years of yoga, plus 7 years of not counteracting all the stretching with strength training, had led to overuse of my hip joints and strain on my tendons and muscle fibers.

A couple of years ago, my body started telling me it was exhausted and didn’t want to do long practices or extreme poses. Did I listen? No. I had big plans, work to do, classes to film, and bills to pay. One day, while demonstrating Compass Pose, I pulled my left knee into my armpit and immediately felt a deep pain in my left groin. My initial reaction was frustration with my body for not keeping up with me. I pushed past the pain and continued doing everything I’d been doing. A week later, while teaching I demonstrated Side Plank with my top (injured) leg in Tree Pose and heard a “pop.” That was the straw that broke the camel’s back. I was in so much pain that I could barely sleep or walk for 5 months. During that time, to teach I either sat in a chair or hobbled around in pain.

Today, 19 months later, after three x-rays, two MRIs, six doctors, six physical therapists, two acupuncturists, and multiple injections, I’m still walking on eggshells. It’s painful to stretch, strengthen, and externally rotate my left leg or pull my left thigh toward my chest. I’ve slowly progressed from 14 to 43 simple yoga poses, but basics like Happy BabyChild’s PoseCrescent LungeWarrior IITriangle, or a simple cross-legged position are difficult for me. After a year of being misdiagnosed, I found out I had labrum tears, a strained psoas, multiple hamstring and gluteal tears, tendonitis, and tendonosis. According to my orthopedic doctor, the labrum tears were caused by repetitive deep hip flexion—the head of the femur bone hitting the hip socket. (Think poses like Visvamitrasana, Tittibhasana, deep forward bends, and even Child’s Pose.) Unfortunately, my labrum and gluteal tears might have to be fixed surgically, which will also come with a bonus package of 5–12 months of rehab.

I haven’t talked much about my injury, not so much out of embarrassment or secrecy, but because I made a decision a couple of months into the healing process to focus on the positive and what I could do, rather than what I couldn’t. I find talking about the injury, and focusing on the physical and emotional pain it’s caused, is a depressing road that leads nowhere.

See also Prevent Yoga Injuries: 3 Risky Poses You Can Make Safer

Unfortunately, I’m not the only yogi dealing with serious injury.

It didn’t take long to reach out to a handful of other highly skilled teachers in San Francisco (where I live), Los Angeles, and beyond, who have been injured by yoga. Like myself, Jill Miller and Melanie Salvatore August have suffered from major hip injuries due, in our opinion, to overuse. Jill recently had a hip replacement. Erika Trice healed a back injury using yoga, but ironically feels too much asana created repetitive stress injuries in her shoulders and lower vertebrae. Sarah Ezrin recently had shoulder surgery for an injury that she also believes too many Chaturangasand binds contributed to. Similarly, Kathryn Budig assumes years of repetitive movement, vinyasas, and emotional stress led to the shoulder labrum tear she just recovered from. Jason Bowman had surgery for a knee injury that he attributes partially to the regular practice of poses requiring external rotation paired with deep knee flexion like Lotus Pose. Meagan McCrary thinks it was 10 years of hyperextension and nerve entrapment around her joints in practice that short-circuited her nervous system and caused her severe chronic pain. I also know many teachers who have had to reduce the intensity of their practice or focus more on strength training due to non-yoga-related injuries.

In the classroom, I see shoulder injuries most often. They tend to happen to ambitious newer students who skip learning the basics and push hard the first 6–18 months trying to “advance” their practice. Normally I find students experience shoulder pain when they practice too often, do too many Chaturangas (incorrectly), or try to get into arm balances when their alignment is off. Luckily, most students are grateful for any tips and corrections when it comes to injury prevention while other students don’t think the adjustments or warnings are for them until it’s too late.

See also Study Finds Yoga Injuries Are on the Rise (Plus, 4 Ways to Avoid Them)

What do you do after a yoga injury?

On a brighter note, if you are injured, your life is not over by any means. I have actually “accomplished” more since I’ve been injured by thinking outside the box and stepping beyond the lines of the path I had created. I discovered that I love writing articles and blogs, mentoring teachers, experimenting with yoga props, swimming, and having a simple, yet satisfying yoga practice. I still take yoga photos (some of which have been published in Yoga Journal Italy and Singapore). And I’m currently creating a co-led teacher training with Jason Crandell. My injury has given me an opportunity to step back and create a different life for myself.

That being said, I would do anything to go back in time, to have listened to my body, and to not have pushed so hard in my practice. I wish I would have avoided ending up in my current limited state, having to constantly monitor and be cautious with my body. I wish I didn’t experience pain in my left hip, lower back, and hamstrings on a daily basis. It would also be amazing not to worry about how I’m going to get well or my healing timeline. I’ve accepted the fact that I will no longer do crazy yoga poses, but I would love to one day do simple poses such as Triangle on my left side or move through a vinyasa without pain or fear of reinjuring my body.

These stories are not to scare you, but to encourage you to be careful, listen to your body, and not to push past your God-given limitations! You can have a healthy practice that is extremely beneficial to your body if you can get real with yourself about it. The following questions are a good place to start.

10 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Yoga Practice

1. Does your practice balance the rest of your life?

If you are already performing high-intensity activities such as running, swimming, cycling, etc., I recommend choosing an asana practice that is less intense in nature, such as Iyengar or restorative practice. That way you can reap the benefits of yoga and avoid overusing your joints, tendons, and muscles. On the flipside, if you lead a sedentary life, then a vinyasa practice might bring your body into balance.

2. Do you practice too much?

As practitioners get serious about asana, some feel the need to do an intense 90-plus-minute practice, 5–7 days a week. Many yogis try to keep up with this “expectation” because they believe it’s what a “true yogi” would do. Unfortunately, for many of us, too intense of a practice too often can also lead to overuse of joints and unnecessary repetitive stress on tendons and muscle fibers. I personally don’t recommend doing long, high-intensity yoga practices more than 3–4 days a week.

3. What motivates you to practice?

Your teacher? Your ego? Social media? Your body? Some of us want to “master” complex asana to win favor and praise from our teachers, fellow practitioners, or social media followers.

This need for approval and recognition can be exacerbated when teachers encourage students to push deeper into poses, or praise students who have the ability to get into difficult asana, rather than applauding students with mastery of alignment and stability. If you always want to go deeper or make a pose “more advanced,” where is that coming from and why?

4. Does what you’re doing hurt?

If it hurts, don’t do it. Period. Regardless of whether your teacher is pushing you to go further, or you see other people going deeper.

We come from culture of “no pain, no gain” and pushing past our limits. Hard work, sacrifice, and going the extra mile get us good grades, promotions, and wins in sports. While this mindset can lead to advancement, it can also lead to imbalance. Your internal drive may be high, but your anatomical structure can only take so much. Too much pushing can lead to impingement, strain, and tears in the joints, tendons, and muscles. Honor your body’s limitations.

If you have existing injuries, tell your teacher. Your teacher should be able to show you how to modify poses, which poses to avoid, and maybe even guide you toward poses to heal what ails you. You might also need to back off your intensity with the practice to avoid making the injury worse.

5. Are you protecting your shoulders?

In Chaturanga, do your shoulders dip below the level of your elbows? Do you jump back every time you vinyasa? Do you land in Chaturanga or Plank? I recommend limiting jumpbacks and landing in Chaturanga when you do. For most of your vinyasas, I recommend lowering your knees to your mat or skipping Chaturanga all together to prevent repetitive stress injuries, such as labrum tears and rotator cuff issues. If you have a pre-existing shoulder issue, avoid Chaturanga and arm balances.

See also 7 Steps to Master Chaturanga Dandasana

6. Are you protecting your hips?

Are you listening to your body? In poses where you externally rotate your legs and/or go into deep hip flexion (like Compass Pose, Tittibhasana, Visvamitrasana, Krounchasana), observe how far your body naturally wants to go without pushing further. Also consider balancing out hip flexibility with abduction, adduction, and gluteal strength training.

7. Are you protecting your knees?

A few pointers: In standing poses, don’t let your bent knee go past your ankle. In standing poses that require external rotation like Warrior II, rotate the front leg from the hip socket rather than the front foot. Be sure your body is well warmed up for poses that require deep external rotation with knee flexion like Full Lotus Pose before attempting them. If you already have issues with your knees, avoid Pigeon Pose and practice Thread the Needle on your back instead.

8. Are you protecting your lower back?

Do you warm up before going into deep twists? Recently, many senior teachers and physical therapists alike have begun recommending not squaring your hips in twists, especially if you’re hypermobile, to protect the lower back and SI joints. If you already have lower back issues or have tight hip and hamstrings, be careful with forward bends, particularly seated forward bends. In seated forward bends elevate yourself on a block or folded blanket to avoid rounding your lower back.

9. Are you working on mastering alignment and increasing stability?

I view an advanced student as one who knows how to align their body and use appropriate props when needed. Better alignment will also help you avoid injuries.

10. Can you be happy with where you are?

Be in the present moment; focus on what you can do now, not what you used to do, or what you think you should be doing a month from now. Your practice will change over the years. Don’t get too attached to the current season. This doesn’t mean you can’t have goals, but be realistic and see where your goals are coming from, and if it honors your body.

Shift your goals from intensity, strength, flexibility, and complex asana to digging below the physical. Our yoga culture has drifted away from the purpose of asana. The practice was originally intended to prepare the mind and body for meditation, not a career as a contortionist.

See also 4 Poses to Prevent + Heal Shoulder Injuries

My Practice Then & Now


《 Sade – Jezebel (05:34) 》

《 Sade – Jezebel (05:34) 》


#海洋生物 #台灣海洋研究 #勵進號 #海研一號 #海研二號 #海研三號



筆者是海洋生物研究者,近日看到台灣新的研究船「勵進號」(Legend)舉行啟用典禮(link is external)的新聞,讓還在耿耿於懷幾年前「海研五號」沉沒的我,感到十分的振奮。

5月22日是國際生物多樣性日,5月23日是國家實驗研究院耗資8.9億元打造的2629噸新研究船「勵進號」啟用的日子。三百多年前的這一天,也正是現代生物分類學之父林奈 (Carl Linnaeus,1707.5.23-1778.1.10) 的生日。這三個日子的巧合,不禁讓人對台灣海洋科學研究的發展產生新的期許。


在海研五號以前,台灣原本擁有的海洋研究船,有「海研一號」 (1985下水,800噸)、「海研二號」 (1993年下水,294噸)、「海研三號」 (1993年下水,294噸)。






譬如,隸屬於國家實驗研究院的『台灣海洋科技研究中心』,長久來極力於探測台灣的海洋環境,也交出了漂亮的成績單。近年來研究的成果有::1. 建置環臺岸基海洋雷達系統、2. 設置海氣象資料浮標、3. 發展準寬頻海底地震儀、4. 發展海洋岩心庫、5. 發展海象預測系統等。






當研究到一定的程度,全面掌握到生物的特性,就能從中獲得利益的可能性,譬如南極磷蝦 (Euphausia superba Dana, 1850),有豐富的蛋白質和ω-3脂肪酸,可以加工成為營養食品、家畜食品和寵物食品。












《 Sade – No Ordinary Love (07:18) 》

《 Sade – No Ordinary Love (07:18) 》

產業簽台版「綠色協議」 結盟處理海廢、電子、營建廢棄物


產業簽台版「綠色協議」 結盟處理海廢、電子、營建廢棄物

環境資訊中心記者 賴品瑀報導


「綠色協議」仿效蘭綠色協定(Green Deal),是民間自主發起,政府部會、地方政府、企業、智庫、學術單位、銀行都參與其中。李應元表示,荷蘭已經運作三年,目前有1200團體參與,合計簽了上千個協議,從前端的產品設計,到後端的回收利用,都設法尋找合作機會,走向循環經濟模式。
















《 Sade – Is It A Crime (06:16) 》

《 Sade – Is It A Crime (06:16) 》

仁者樂「杉」 善用疏伐材 台灣杉工藝品綻放異彩


仁者樂「杉」 善用疏伐材 台灣杉工藝品綻放異彩

環境資訊中心特約記者 廖靜蕙報導

台灣杉Taiwania cryptomerioides)是台灣珍貴的原生樹種,不但是魯凱族口中「撞到月亮的樹」,也是東亞最高的樹種,又因以台灣為名,而充滿傳奇,連國網中心新造的超級電腦也以台灣杉命名。此外,富含色彩的肌理紋路,更是林業人心中「五木」。





注入設計魂  感受台灣杉生命力









化身高價名琴  前景看好




林聰賢:新林業結合里山倡議 三生共構



林試所:疏伐木全材利用 讓業者、消費者認識支持












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【◎心靈研磨坊 - 曼陀羅藏◎】

《心靈研磨坊 ─ 身心體能極限的突破,放慢步調,邁開腳步,輕鬆地悠遊著....》

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