born this way

One of my earliest yoga experiences was with a local man, who we’ll call Ed (why not) . Ed taught a Saturday morning donation (pay-what-you-can) class outside by the community pool at his condo. I’ve written before about how magical yoga felt to me in those early days– like falling in love, or coming home,Continue reading “born this way”

Finding Ease in Savasana: Prop It Up!

At the end of every yoga class, we lie down in Savasana- yoga’s “corpse pose.” In this final pose, we practice letting go and letting be.  Trusting that we’ve done enough, we release any sense of effort and give ourselves over to rest. Neurologically, this is a chance for our nervous system to absorb andContinue reading “Finding Ease in Savasana: Prop It Up!”

New Year’s Postcard from Retreat

Happy New Year, friends! It’s  January 1, 2013, and I couldn’t not write today. I’m on a silent Buddhist retreat in Northern Florida- it’s a sunny and breezy 60-degree sort of day- and I am out on a dock overlooking the St John’s River. A seagull is looking plumply at me. I am full ofContinue reading “New Year’s Postcard from Retreat”

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”