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Patricia D. Pittman, M.D., MBA

Tag: yoga

~* A Yogi’s Trip Home *~

~* A Yogi’s Trip Home *~

A couple of weekends back I was visiting my beautiful home state of Arizona. It is sometimes difficult for me to return home for visits due to the demanding schedule of a resident and also the fact that the 4.5 hour flight from one coast […]

Pranayama•Breathing, Part 1!

Pranayama•Breathing, Part 1!

As a yoga instructor (and a physician), I often preach the power and importance of using your lungs every single day to help decrease stress, increase attentiveness, and flush the mind & body with fresh, new oxygen.  As a pathologist, I have a very unique perspective […]

Bikram “Change.”

Bikram “Change.”

Over a 90 minute class, the phrase “Change.” is used approximately 26 times in the Bikram dialogue. This got me thinking about how symbolic and meaningful the phrase “Change.” is to the Bikram series and for the Bikram yogis who practice. Maybe it’s only coincidence, but maybe […]

Sometimes I Feel Like A Naive Yoga Teacher…..

Sometimes I Feel Like A Naive Yoga Teacher…..

Being a yogi extends far beyond the walls of a yoga studio. The true life of a yogi is something that I practice day-in and day-out…whether teaching, taking or simply “being”, it’s a conscious choice I make to treat others like the gift that they […]

30 New Things In 30!

30 New Things In 30!

It has been a full week of being 30 years old, and so far….IT’S AWESOME! I spent last week home in beautiful Arizona with my friends and family. In the last 30 years I have accomplished quite a lot. Think about it, 30 years ago […]

All Eyes On You!

All Eyes On You!

 “Eye Contact Is More Intimate Than Words Will Ever Be!” When I came back from Training I found it difficult to focus in class. I grappled with not wanting to go to class, fidgeting between postures and struggling with listening to other teachers. I was […]