I am not naturally flexible. Sometimes I feel like a complete sham, being a yoga teacher and not able to express full hanumanasana (the splits) …
Yoga is about breath. Yoga is about movement. Yoga is about looking inward… but it seems lately that yoga has also started to be about looking screenward.
Urdva Mukha Svanasana a pose often rushed through or misaligned even by more experienced practitioners. Here are some things to remember:
1)Push ten toe nails into the ground.
2)Firm the thighs. Think knee caps lifted by the strength of the thigh muscles.
3)Bandhas engaged. What does this mean? Imagine you’re wearing a pair of [...]
I usually try not to make a big deal of my birthday. In the past, some birthdays were fraught with disappointment. I used to get sad because my expectations of the actions of others on this special day didn’t pan out. A forgetful friend, a party with lower than hoped for attendance, not getting flowers [...]
It is important to keep an open mind, to try new things. I do my best at this and attempt all those cliché yogi things that go in and out of trend like kambucha, coconut water and harem pants. So when looking for a new way to delve deeper into my practice, I decided to [...]
From 2009-2010, I lived, worked and traveled in China and parts of Southeast Asia. I felt completely tied to bottled water. In some places, the locals would grimace at the thought of drinking what came out of a tap. I was acutely aware of the fact that I was purchasing 2-3 big bottles of water [...]
Chaturanga Dandasana: Four limb staff pose, a staple in most yoga classes. This is a pose that I see so much misalignment in as an instructor. Chaturanga is a crucial element of practice for anyone who enjoys vinyasa yoga or wants to eventually achieve arm balances and inversions. Misaligned chaturanga can lead to [...]
Ever had the urge to travel somewhere far off? Somewhere exotic? Have you ever wanted to venture somewhere that felt a bit too different or distant to go on your own? A yoga adventure trip might be just the cure. Here are five reasons to go on a yoga retreat somewhere out of the [...]
The 365-day handstand Challenge with Lauren