Tag Archive: breathe

Yoga For Fear, Anxiety, the Low Back & the Breath

As a rock climber, my sport isn’t just about physical exertion. There’s a whole lot of mental effort that goes into being on the edge and facing the fear of falling that can… Continue reading

What I learned at 12,000 Feet

We left the parking lot in the near-dark of 6 a.m. Our packs were light; just a small rack of gear, a 30 meter rope, our harnesses, jackets, and some food and water between the… Continue reading

Meditation & Breath to Restore Energy

Seems almost everyone I know is experiencing some sort of turmoil or huge transformation right now. In this time of need, it’s even more important to center ourselves and clear our minds, so I created… Continue reading

Strip Down Your Yoga Practice For A Stress-Free Holiday Season

Time to Commit The holidays are notoriously busy. Schedules change. Sleep is disrupted. We eat differently, usually worse! And we’re often confronted with the emotion —both positive and negative— of being with family.… Continue reading

Yoga For Asthma (Or Anyone Who Wants to Breathe Deeply)

What’s happening in the physical body is often a manifestation of something deeper. For most people a build-up of memories and feelings get stored in the energetic body. Long-held beliefs about everything from our… Continue reading

Is Your Yoga Practice Making You Out of Balance?

BKS Iyengar said, “In every pose there should be repose.” Relaxation, I’ll admit, is something that doesn’t come easily to me. It’s so easy to “do” and so challenging to simply “be.” With… Continue reading

The Best Yoga Breath to Find Balance

If your yoga teacher is worth her salt, she’ll remind you to breathe. If she’s really skilled, she’ll teach you how to breathe. We forget to breathe consciously all the time, don’t we? Simply… Continue reading

Three Yoga Practices to Ease Anxiety & Stress

There are two things I know about stress and anxiety. 1.) There is nothing wrong with us for feeling it and 2.) Everyone feels it. Stress, by definition, is mental and/or emotional strain… Continue reading

Plank Pose: Alignment From Tip to Tail

Instead of bad habits on repeat in Sun Salutations, go through this quick checklist for your Plank Pose. I’d suggest getting a friend to snap a pic of you or do it in front of a… Continue reading

Ujjayi Essentials: Learning Yoga’s Victorious Breath (Video)

The breath is an essential aspect of yoga. In fact pranayama, the control of the breath, is so important that it’s one of the 8 core limbs of the practice. Ujjayi, or victorious… Continue reading