To date I have cast over 50 yogi teacher torsos. My intention is to capture inner energy, breath and the atman of the teacher. It is an ongoing project. This atman, (inner body /inner self) imprints the plaster of the mother... Continue Reading →
Time Breath and Evidence is a multi-sensory sculptural installation that gives expression to the inescapable adventure of human mutuality. It begins as frontal torso casts of twelve American yogi. The plaster casts are gently highlighted with ritual colors from India, then... Continue Reading →
I am an artist and yoga teacher. My yoga practice keeps my interior world polished, so, as the Upanishads say, as to be ready for lightening when it strikes. Yoga came to me to support the artist. The artist in me existed long before the yogini.
Chaturanga Dandasana is challenging. Many yoga students just collapse, or immediately drop to their knees when faced with this “hovering stick pose.” These 5 steps help build strength and coordination.
Sculpture--also a piece of wearable art-- pays homage to Japanese fashion, Pune yoga and Greek ideals.
Jesa Damora models Yogi breastplate, a promotional art garment for Time, Breath & Evidence installation created by artist Christine Palamidessi.
Custom-made Plaster breastplate.
Looking inside the human torso at the spiritual entity.
Artist shows three-steps ( strengthen, preserve integrity, provide hook for hanging) on the backside of torso sculpture.
Palamidessi's Yogi project captures breath. here she pulls plaster torso out of mold of yoga teacher's torso.
Yoga teacher is in state of deep relaxation as Palamidessi cast's her torso with intention of capturing movement of breath.
Seven make-sense, easy steps (# 5 is "wash your feet ) for getting on your mat and doing yoga, particularly for Iyengar yoga practitioners.
For yoga teachers and advanced/intermediate students, particularly Iyengar yogini: 12 Steps to improve your downward-facing dog
Follow these five easy steps to empty your mind and enlighten your energy before beginning your Yoga practice.
Senior Iyengar instructor Dassa Oppenheimer's 15 Steps for refining Sarvangasana (shoulderstand).
Addition to the article on TEN STEPS TO QUIET THE BRAIN: POSITIONING THE EYE IN ASANA, PRANAYAMA, PRATYAHARA defines the difference between brain and mind.
Senior Iyengar teacher Dassa Oppenheimer instructs yoga students how to quiet the brain by relaxing the eye.
5 steps to Pratyahara, the least known and practiced of the eight limbs of yoga, as taught by Dassa Oppenheimer
Ten important steps for doing a proper shavasana, corpse pose, as taught by Dassa Oppenheimer to her Cambridge, MA, students.
CHEW YOUR FOOD! Emory-Tibet partnership that studies stress & depression says eating fast activates flight and fight hormones which contribute to unhealthiness.
An epiphany: Getting down in forward bend without rounding the shoulder has a lot to do with fifth sacral vertebrae.