2 Simple Exercises In Grounding

  In the midst of Vata season, grounding can be a key element in maintaining calm. “When we’re calm, our brains turn on the prefrontal cortex—the part of our brains responsible for big-picture thinking—and we naturally begin making decisions that better serve us. When we learn to be supported by the ground, we can live […]

Heard of the Moon Salutation?

“This is the evening variety of the Sun salutation. The Moon salutation, also called Chandra Namaskara in Sanskrit is a great sequence of yoga poses to calm you and to get you more in touch with your feminine side.”

Debunking Myths Surrounding Chakras

“Chakra  means “wheel,” literally “that which revolves.” In yogic literature it refers to the seven vital centers in the subtle or astral body, the body of life energy underlying the physical body. Their opening allows for the unfoldment of higher states of consciousness leading to the awareness of the Supreme Self. Yet today, the chakras, like […]

Your Spine In Cat & Cow Pose

“Bringing movement and flexibility to your spine helps your body to become more coordinated. Try a few slow rounds of Cat-Cow when you wake in the morning, or after sitting for a long period. You may notice yourself walking taller throughout the day!” Read more about how to do cat & cow in alignment, to […]

3 Videos Working Into King Pigeon Pose

Perhaps you’ve been doing pigeon for awhile in class and starting to wonder about deepening the pose. There are multiple pigeon pose variations that will lead you into King Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Kapotanasana), after time. These short videos are helpful in understanding what poses to prepare with for King Pigeon and what is the technique […]

Feature On Warrior II

Thinking about the energetics of poses: by energetics, I am referring to the way we use the energy of the body to deepen or stabilize a pose. Warrior II pose comes to mind as a strong example of where this can be seen in the beginning stages of yoga. “Warrior II requires lots of strength and stability, […]

Moving Into Headstand

Headstand has been coming up quite a bit lately and with the wintery weather here, it’s a good time to get some indoor practice in. This video from “Yoga By Adrienne” is a great slow moving tutorial on how to prep for, set-up and practice headstand (Salamba Sirsasana). It would be a good idea to […]

What Does Envy Have To Do With Gratitude?

“Melting envy with the brilliance of understanding and gratitude is the vision advanced here.” “The envy spoken about here is the deepest, most nonconscious root at the base of emotion. It is original and ancestral, embedded in the phylogenetic history of what it is to be human– having the capability to know, to know that […]

“Holding Space” In A Yoga Class

Holding space in yoga classes isn’t just for Yoga teachers. You can hold space for yourself  and you can hold space for your classmates. And not just in Yoga class. At a wonderful happy hips class thi s past Sunday, the woman practicing next to me had amazing ujjayi breath. Her breath was audible and […]

How Yoga Can Improve Your Gut Health

“I know firsthand that our energy levels, how we think and feel each day, the vitality of our skin, and the health of our digestive and immune systems stem from the happenings within the gut environment.” My gut health is something I work on daily. Improving this has made a huge difference in my moods, […]

5 Ways To Make Self-love Our Default Setting*

“The ancient yogic texts urge us to practice ahimsa, the practice of having compassion for self and others. But the texts don’t lay out exactly how to do ahimsa, leaving it to each one of us to define it in our own way. So how can we make self-love our default setting?” Read More Below… […]

Have You Wondered What Different Poses Represent?

Pigeon Pose: “The country pigeon is known for puffing up its chest in pride. While they’re not often recognized for this, pigeons have a unique ability to find their home from a distant location. Homing pigeons symbolize as­surance and confidence in challenging situations. They represent a feel­ing of safety and security that allows a positive sense […]