The Evolution of Yoga (& Why Yoga Classes Can Feel So Different)

While today’s yoga is heavily based on a physical practice, it is built on an ever-evolving philosophical backbone. The roots of yoga have more to do with spirituality and the nature of existence,… Continue reading

Forward Folds: How You Might Be Hurting Yourself In Yoga

Over the last sixteen years, injuries have been on the rise in yoga. Maybe this is because there are more people practicing yoga, or maybe it’s because we’ve had an increase in new… Continue reading

Starting A Home Yoga Practice: 3 Keys To Getting On Your Mat

There are many benefits to practicing yoga at home. You can hold postures longer if your body needs more time to relax. You can crank whatever music you like, or practice in utter… Continue reading

Clarity, Consciousness & Breath: All Levels Yoga Practice

One of the highest intentions of yoga is to bring the mind to clarity. With a calm mind we can focus on the presence of Spirit within and live a more peaceful and less reactive life.… Continue reading

Chaturanga Part 2: Go Forward, Not Just Down

If there was one action that revolutionized my Chaturanga Dandasana, it was this: move forward as you bend your elbows and lower down. Before, I could never work out how to get my elbows… Continue reading

Yogis: Please Stop Pinning Your Elbows To Your Ribs In Chaturanga (Chaturanga Part 1)

Somewhere in yoga’s lexicon this cue was born. Who knows where or when, but teachers everywhere repeat it without explanation. Maybe this alignment cue is intended to help the yoga practitioner draw strength into her midline,… Continue reading

Staying By Your Own Side: An All Levels Yoga Practice

When we experience stress or trauma, there is a human tendency to check out, distract ourselves or disconnect form our bodies. What is healing, however, is to stay by our own side when things… Continue reading

Five Ways To Be UNhappy

No, you didn’t read that wrong! There are lists everywhere telling us how to be happier, and this article is meant as a push back against those listicles that show us how to hack… Continue reading

Mind, Body & Ego: How To Live With Sensitivity In A Sensory World

Editor’s note: this article was originally published in 2015, but has been revised, edited and brought out of the archives…   I was lying in the dirt, my face pressed into the ground, bawling.… Continue reading

Meditation: Watching Your Mind to Create Calm

When we find ourselves taxed and tired, the normal human tendency is to check out and distract ourselves further. Instead of becoming present and calm, we become more tired and frazzled. In this meditation,… Continue reading