Almost Yellow Leaves

"Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us." - Rainer Maria Rilke A few days ago, I looked outside our bedroom window and gasped, "No!"  You would think that something really horrible happened, but I just noticed that the leaves on one of the trees had begun to … Continue reading Almost Yellow Leaves

Why You Should Let Your Yoga Teacher Touch You

God, these creepy yoga teachers always want to touch you, and it's so weird, right?  Well, I used to think that way too.  I've received plenty of bad assists in my time, and I think it traumatized me a little.  There's nothing more unpleasant than being touched by a 20 year old dude that smells … Continue reading Why You Should Let Your Yoga Teacher Touch You

Baptiste Yoga Every Damn Day: Child’s Pose

This month, I'm focusing on getting back to the basics.  I talked before about having doubts about my teaching, my practice, and even myself, and I think the best method for dealing with it all is just to quiet all the external input and get back to what you know.  In regards to yoga, Baptiste … Continue reading Baptiste Yoga Every Damn Day: Child’s Pose

Ride The Wave

In my yoga teacher training, I remember the first day we discussed the Yamas & Niyamas (Two of the 8 limbs of yoga).  They are ethical guidelines that I think pretty much anyone can agree are worthy endeavors.  Tell the truth, don't steal, don't live to excess, be content, have self-discipline.  I was on board with this … Continue reading Ride The Wave