Cultivating Calm in a Chaotic World

The mind has a habit of playing itself out in loops. Endless loops. They might be old (and limiting) belief systems or obsessive, busy thoughts about what could or should be. Regardless, they… Continue reading

Strong & Supple Feet: How To Build Your Foundation For Balanced Posture

For many people, postural imbalance begins in the feet. Some muscles and tendons of the feet are weak and over-stretched, while other areas are locked short, tight and stiff. Since feet provide the… Continue reading

Postural Balance: a clean slate for your yoga practice

The ways we carry ourself, sit, stand and move often exist in patterns of imbalance. Because the body is an interconnected whole —inclusive of thoughts and emotions— these patterns ripple out to impact… Continue reading

How to Breathe in Yoga

It’s no secret that breathing is fundamental to any yoga practice. In fact, one whole limb of yoga (there are 8 total) is dedicated to the art of working with our breath to… Continue reading

Three Tools to Restore Peace During Times of Distress

In light of current events —the tragedy in Las Vegas, the ongoing trauma in Puerto Rico, and so many others— I find myself feeling heartbroken and full of grief. During times of distress, one of… Continue reading

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