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 […]
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” […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
For a long time it was a running joke in my family that no matter your ailment yoga could help with that.
Over time everyone understood so it was no longer necessary to say it out loud.
Unfortunately yoga doesn’t help […]
I recently finished reading Mark Singleton’s 2010 book project titled Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice. It’s an academic read but nonetheless a great resource for understanding how we got to the yoga practices that proliferate in […]
Funny thing happened the other day that served as a great reminder to trust the synchronicity of the universe.
I’ve been thinking about running an Instagram Challenge for a few weeks now. A part of me was embarrassed to ask […]
There’s been lots of talk these days about bubbles.
Not the liquid/air combinations that float away but the kinds we live in.
I myself have lived in my fair share of bubbles.
Frankly it’s shocking how many bubble dwellers are reacting incredulously […]