Last weekend, I participated in a three-day Ayurveda immersion at Yoga Vida. I will admit – at first, I was skeptical. And I really only signed up for the course because it counts towards the next step in my yoga teacher training (accumulation of 300 hours in addition to the 200 I earned during the […]Read more "Ayurvedic Dinacharya (Morning Routine)"
In practice, there really isn’t a noticeable difference between Balancing Stick Pose and Warrior III. However, hearing one name vs the other depends on what kind of yoga class you are taking. And if you hear Balancing Stick Pose or Tulandandasana called out, you are in a Bikram Yoga class, and this pretty little pose is […]Read more "Balancing Stick Pose (Tulandandasana)"
My mother was a professional ballet dancer. Although, if you ask her, she will tell you that I am ten times more flexible than she. Hereditary or not, I have been blessed with a rather bendy body. When I was in elementary school, we did this yearly President’s Challenge Fitness thing part of which was […]Read more "To Bind or Not to Bind"
Not really, but I do find myself clenching my jaw in class a lot. I think I’m putting too much pressure on myself to do well. I also think that I just have a stressful life. In the past, that stress would manifest itself physically in lower back pain. But I do enough yoga now […]Read more "Yoga is Stressing Me Out"
Working with a friend on yoga, I have seen the postures in a different light. No two people have the same strengths and she has asked pointed questions about things that have never crossed my mind before. Most specifically, she asked if there were postures that were good for strengthening ankles. I have always worried […]Read more "Improving your Balance and Stability"
I’m guilty of it myself. In America, we tend to focus on the postures more than anything else. As I type this, I am waiting for my husband to finish writing an email so he can take a picture of me in the pose of the day for the February Instagram challenge. But the truth […]Read more "Yoga is About More Than Just Asana"
As much as I wasn’t in to the 30 day squat challenge, I am TOTALLY in to this one. I check the night before to see what the new pose will be, I watch the videos over and over and look things up in my book or on Yoga Journal. Since my last post, we […]Read more "30-day Posture Challenge (Week 2)"