The Path to Health & Wholeness

The knock at the door had come right in the middle of my yoga practice. I didn’t want to stop, but there it was again, that annoying tapping. So I left my mat… Continue reading

Four Ways To Cultivate Inner Peacefulness: Vrittis, Part 4

Over the last few months we’ve been covering yoga philosophy regarding the topic of the vrittis. Vrittis are the flows (or fluctuations) of consciousness as they move through the mind. In their agitated… Continue reading

Vishwamitrasana, Balance & Breath: Intermediate/Advanced Practice

Balance, in hatha yoga, implies bringing two seeming opposites together into harmony. The icons for this are classically masculine and the feminine, or sun and moon, as “ha-tha” suggests. In this practice we explore… Continue reading

Meditation: Listening Into The Silence

In the noise of today’s busy world, the art of listening is a skill that can bring mindfulness and presence to all that you do. In this meditation learn three different listening skills… Continue reading

Moving Beyond Busy & Into Understanding: Vrittis, part 3

We are a busy species. In America it seems we wear our fatigue as a badge of success. But being tired and busy means missed opportunities. I’m not talking FOMO (fear of missing out) on a party, a… Continue reading

Downward Facing Dog Pose: How To Practice Safely

A few years ago, I made a rough estimate of how many Down Dogs I’d done throughout my entire yoga career. I started with an average week of practice. I multiplied by months, and then… Continue reading

Finding The Sacred In The Mundane: Gentle, All Levels Forward Folds

The spiritual aspects of yoga are those that go beyond the physical form. As humans, we are always at the crossroads of the physical and the spiritual, because we are simultaneously bodies, and more than… Continue reading

Bound Yoga Poses: Making the Clasp

There’s such a feeling of completeness being connected, limb to limb, in the embrace of a bound yoga pose. A yoga belt can certainly create that feeling of fullness, but nothing feels quite as “all-in”… Continue reading

6 Tips to Balance in Handstand

Almost no yoga pose brings as invigorating, fun and light-hearted joy as balancing in handstand. When you can’t balance, though, it’s frustrating! Many a yogic practitioner gets stuck at the wall in Handstand, but there are several things you… Continue reading

How to Safely Practice Chaturanga Dandasana

While it looks simple on the surface, anyone who’s practiced it knows Chaturanga Dandasana is one of yoga’s toughest poses. To do it in safe postural alignment, in the split-second flow on the way to Down Dog… Continue reading