As modern yogis, sometimes we find inspiration in unusual places. So: Happy (belated) Star Wars Day!* Have you ever felt that, despite your best efforts, your commitments to yourself just don’t lead to the results you’re looking for? The problem may be in your self-talk. Do any of these sound familiar? “I’ve been trying toContinue reading ““Do or Do Not: There is No Try.””
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A Sad Tale of Ahimsa and Janu Sirsasana C (Or, Your Yoga Teacher is Kind of a Hypocrite)
So recently I’ve been playing a bit with the Ashtanga Primary Series. It’s more like a flirtation- I’m not ready to commit to a serious Ashtanga practice. To mix metaphors, you could even say I’m just dipping my toe in the water. My incredibly crippled, feeble little pinkie toe. The one that I mashed mercilesslyContinue reading “A Sad Tale of Ahimsa and Janu Sirsasana C (Or, Your Yoga Teacher is Kind of a Hypocrite)”
Better than Video: Capturing the Moment With Your Own Mindfulness.
Or, Six Steps to Daily Mindfulness Plus a Cool Video! If you haven’t yet seen the Lotte Time Lapse Video, it’s possible you may now be in the minority.The video is brief- just 2 minutes and 45 seconds, but it’s become incredibly popular in the last week, with over 2.8 million views. It was putContinue reading “Better than Video: Capturing the Moment With Your Own Mindfulness.”
Titanic Yoga: Your Ship Is Sinking
Today marked the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. This isn’t the kind of thing I would normally know about. However, due to a silly turn of events (forgot to charge phone last night; had to save battery and so chose not to listen to music on iPhone on way to class, thereforeContinue reading “Titanic Yoga: Your Ship Is Sinking”
How to Establish (and Maintain) a Home Yoga Practice: A Practical Guide
This guide comes from my own efforts, some more successful than others, in putting together a home yoga practice. Like anything worth doing, it is a bit of work- but you’ll love the benefits. Enjoy! 1. Create your space. The first step in establishing a home practice is to work out the logistics- where canContinue reading “How to Establish (and Maintain) a Home Yoga Practice: A Practical Guide”
Beyond the Mat: How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything
Sure, it’s great to twist yourself into a pretzel and stand on your head, but once the novelty wears off (let’s face it- your friends don’t really care if you can do this pose or not), there are deeper benefits to enjoy. Greater self-awareness is one of best unexpected “perks” of the physical yoga practice. ItContinue reading “Beyond the Mat: How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything”
First Yoga Class? No Worries.
This post was born out of the many questions I am asked about a first visit to a class or studio. It’s information I wish I’d had! What Should I Wear? This is easy. You can wear anything you’d wear to the gym. Shorts, sweats, etc. Make sure your shirt is fitted enough that it won’tContinue reading “First Yoga Class? No Worries.”