Don’t Perform. Practice.

I love teaching Crow pose to beginners.  Yes, it's not technically a "beginning" pose, but I find that everyone can work on some aspect.  Maybe you can start by sitting in a low squat (even if you can't do a low squat, you can practice lowering your squat from wherever it currently is).  If you can … Continue reading Don’t Perform. Practice.

Cure for the “I Don’t Feel Like It”s

I don't feel like it. Upon rising from my alarm, it was the first thing that popped into my head yesterday morning.  I didn't want to go for a run like I had planned.  I didn't want to go to my doctor appointment.  I didn't want to leave my home.  Why? I don't feel like … Continue reading Cure for the “I Don’t Feel Like It”s

Get off my Limb: Why Asana-only yoga is still yoga.

In my early twenties, I ordered the popular DVD workout series, "Yoga Booty Ballet" out of desperation to get a slammin' hot yoga bod.  My only exposure to yoga before this was another exercise DVD, but the Yoga Booty Ballet late night infomercial viewed after a evening of binge drinking had me convinced that I needed this in my … Continue reading Get off my Limb: Why Asana-only yoga is still yoga.

Doesn’t It Feel Good to Take Care of Yourself?

This morning, I treated myself with a massage.  I cannot afford to do it on a regular basis, but since my shoulder injury is still nagging at me, I decided go ahead and spend the money in hopes of finding some relief.  Afterwards, I felt great.  I was sitting a bit taller.  My neck and … Continue reading Doesn’t It Feel Good to Take Care of Yourself?

When Yoga Just Pisses You Off…

I was talking to a friend this morning about how she was starting to feel down about her yoga practice.  Yoga usually would alleviate her anxieties and frustrations, but now it was just pissing her off.  What do you do when the one thing that takes your sadness away becomes the source of your sadness?  I've … Continue reading When Yoga Just Pisses You Off…

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear

So, my teaching schedule has recently taken on a life of it's own.  I am teaching about 12 hours of yoga a week which I thought might take all the heart out of my instruction.  I find that it has actually been pretty amazing.  I am teaching such a broad range of ages and backgrounds, … Continue reading Don’t Believe Everything You Hear