Yoga Sutras Study Yogash chitta vritti nirodhah Yoga quiets the activity of the mind. (According to the yoga sutras of Patanjali. Yoga Sutra 1.2) Sounds good, right? It actually gets better. If the activity is in your mind – the answer is in your mind. You … Continue readingWhy Yoga
The group yoga class experience is wonderful. You have a teacher whose training is steeped in tradition and ability science, guiding your movement, responsible for your brain, body, health, mind, emotions, and well-being. In the end, you return to your life with a balance of peace and … Continue readingHome Yoga Practice
The Ethics of Yoga A New York Times article has been brought to my attention, written by Sarah Herrington, questioning the ethics of yoga teachers. This article details the more widely publicized cases of sexual inappropriateness that has occurred by “celebrity” yoga teachers. The author … Continue readingThe Ethics of Yoga
The Value of Yoga (in an over-scheduled world) I want to share an article with you, about the value of yoga, that has stuck in my head. Yoga Classes Should Be Shorter by Olga Khazan, of The Atlantic (to which I subscribe). As a yoga … Continue readingThe Value of Yoga
Do you have a busy, unpredictable schedule? Do you have physical challenges that influence your exercise routine? Do you have a personal intention for your yoga practice? A certain pose you want to reach? A deeper meditation practice? A home practice routine? If you answered, … Continue readingIs a private yoga session for me?
When you picture someone doing yoga, you likely picture a group in a yoga studio or a gym. Many of us, however, do most of our practice at home. This can come with a variety of challenges. I have two kids, therefore, two challenges. When … Continue readingFamily Yoga
If you’ve never taken a yoga class, you may have some questions. Here are some of the most common questions about class prep with the best answers I can offer. What do I need to bring/buy? Many studios have mats that you may borrow/rent. However, … Continue readingYoga Class Prep Q&A
This is how I got here… In the summer of 2009, I signed up for my first yoga class. It was outdoors, at an amphitheater on the water. I knew that yoga was supposed to be good for stress management (which I was right about). … Continue readingHow I got here