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

Deep Hip Opening, Happy Knees And Healthy Relationships (Yes, They’re Related!)

Finding balance in life requires us to bring strength to weak areas and relaxation to those that are overly tight. This is true for emotional life, for instance, if you’re tightly clenched in fear of being… Continue reading

All Levels Yoga For Shoulders, Twists + Developing Inner Body Awareness

One of yoga’s highest goals is to unite us with the more subtle, deeper aspects of ourselves. This union connects all the different layers of our being, called the koshas. In asana, we begin with… Continue reading

Why You Should Stretch Your Side Body + An Introduction to Connective Tissue

Chronic pain is at an all time high in the United States, higher, in fact, than the incidences of cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined. Back pain heads the list of complaints with migraines and… Continue reading

Moving From Distraction to Focus: Slowing Down & Paying Attention

This is an age of constant distraction. Our attention endures only the double tap of the Instagram screen. Online, paragraphs are broken into the barest crumbs of one or two sentences. In today’s yoga, classes… Continue reading

Restoring Breath & Balance

During emotional or stressful times, we tend to breathe less. We tend to brace against the discomfort, and go on fighting the good fight. But if we don’t stop and nourish ourselves and come… Continue reading

Building Strong, Stable Shoulders Through Yoga

When I injured my neck in 2005 I learned that healthy, strong shoulders are intimately tied with neck alignment. After a slipped disc at C6-7 sent me to the doctors, I opted for using my… Continue reading

Learning to Fail: What Every Yoga Teacher Wish You Knew

Yoga is meant to push us up against our rough and uncomfortable edges. Physically, we stretch tight muscles and learn to move towards the intensity, rather than away from it. Holding presence while staying on that… Continue reading

Winter Solstice Meditation: Through Darkness to Light

During the Winter Solstice, the sun is at its lowest in the sky, leaving us with the longest night of the year. While we tend to associate the dark with “bad” or “scary,”… Continue reading

Refine Your Triangle Pose (And Deepen Your Yoga Practice) With These Four Tips

Triangle pose stretches the legs, reduces pain in the low back, removes stiffness in the hips, opens the chest and lungs, and builds strength and freedom in the neck. These amazing benefits should be enough… Continue reading