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Guide to Yoga Props

Yoga is a beautiful practice in that you don’t need anything to do it. You don’t even need a mat.

However, there is a proliferation of yoga props on the market and sometimes it can feel like you can’t properly […]

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By |February 15th, 2017|yoga|0 Comments
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    Fake News, Alternative Facts, the Yoga Sutras and the Search for Truth

Fake News, Alternative Facts, the Yoga Sutras and the Search for Truth

In a polarizing national landscape, it can feel discouraging to find hope and guidance. In an era of fake news and alternative facts, it can feel frustrating to seek the truth.

Take, for example, a national narrative that has been […]

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By |February 8th, 2017|yoga|0 Comments

Rules for practicing yoga at home

Practicing yoga at home is both a great convenience and terribly hard. On the one hand, many people appreciate the ability to set up shop whenever, wearing whatever, and get to it. On the other hand, too many practitioners, […]

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By |February 1st, 2017|discipline, yoga|Comments Off on Rules for practicing yoga at home

Setting Intention

Last week in my yoga classes I was teaching about the importance of setting intention. The second sutra in the Yoga Sutras talks about developing one-pointed focus in order to direct the mind. One way to focus the mind […]

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By |January 25th, 2017|yoga|Comments Off on Setting Intention

How to do Conch Mudra

Mudra is a yogic tool to help cultivate specific attitudes, such as joy, happiness, concentration, or healing.

I haven’t spent a whole lot of time on mudras on this blog but in my own life I’ve used mudras since almost […]

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By |January 18th, 2017|yoga|Comments Off on How to do Conch Mudra

Sun Salutations Variations

Sun Salutations is the name for a common set of yoga postures linked together with the breath in Vinyasa flow-inspired classes. There are Sun Salutations in the specifically outlined Ashtanga Yoga practice as well. These postures are generally “gentle” […]

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By |January 12th, 2017|yoga, Yoga video|Comments Off on Sun Salutations Variations

Welcome to 2017: Spiritual Productivity

A while back a phrase came to me: Spiritual Productivity.

I wasn’t sure what it meant, but it sounded good. I wrote it down and tucked it away.

I keep coming back to it. I still am not sure what it […]

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By |January 4th, 2017|yoga|Comments Off on Welcome to 2017: Spiritual Productivity

2016 Year in Review

As 2016 winds down it’s tempting to look ahead to 2017. First take time for a Year in Review exercise.

For me personally there was a lot I’d like to forget about 2016. But as the winter solstice shows us, […]

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By |December 28th, 2016|yoga|Comments Off on 2016 Year in Review

Free Core Video

I’m excited to announce that my online yoga studio is now OPEN FOR BUSINESS! I’ve got a free core video out today to welcome you into my new online home.

I’ve been dreaming about this day for years (4, to […]

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By |December 21st, 2016|yoga, Yoga video|Comments Off on Free Core Video

December Yoga Core Challenge

The past couple years I’ve offered a 12 Days of Relaxation Challenge during the month of December as a way to slow down during  a season that is typically fraught with busyness.

This year, I’m changing gears. I’m still offering […]

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By |December 7th, 2016|yoga|Comments Off on December Yoga Core Challenge

Create An Integrated Body Relationship

A client of mine had a breakthrough yesterday.

I was asking her to move her leg, ever so slightly, to affect a change in sensation. She tried unsuccessfully to move her leg by concentrating on the hamstrings and quadriceps. Since […]

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By |November 30th, 2016|yoga|Comments Off on Create An Integrated Body Relationship

A Different Yoga Practice

There’s something about going home for the holidays that makes it hard to keep up a personal yoga practice. Change sometimes calls for a different yoga practice.

The importance of a dedicated, or “sacred,” space to practice can’t be overstated […]

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By |November 29th, 2016|yoga|Comments Off on A Different Yoga Practice