“Everyone has different limits.” What a simple statement, right? But it is powerful. That is what a yoga teacher friend said to me one night at dinner, while I was lamenting (ok complaining…a lot) about how it seemed other people could do so many things at once – hold a full-time job, teach 5 yoga … More comparison is the thief of joy
I teach restorative yoga. Generally speaking, this is not a popular style of yoga. It’s not active, there is no sweating or exertion of the body involved, nor do you achieve deep stressing of the muscles. Restorative yoga is ideal for those injured or ill but it is also a great complement to a regular yoga … More the value of moon salutations
I am a dreamer, always have been. I can recall sitting in my bedroom as a child dreaming about fantastical adventures, the allure of adulthood, how everyone in big cities was having lives that were so much more interesting than mine. My long-standing career goal was to be Indiana Jones, traveling to far-off, untouched, distant lands, making incredible discoveries, … More the road never traveled
I’ve got a bad habit. I’m in the habit of telling myself I don’t do enough. This is very American, I think, but maybe not, maybe it’s global. Day after day I go to bed and think to myself, what did I accomplish? Often I think I’ve come up short, that something major should have shifted … More #whatdidyoudotoday?
I just read this article from Time, that includes an eye-opening graphic (below). Take a look at the current numbers affecting Americans, and how stress affects our health. It’s not promising. Stress is a major contributor to poor health. Find small ways to begin managing your health. Just one small change can begin to help. Once … More relax–we all need to do it more
I’ve practiced yoga for more than 20 years, on and off, with a consistent practice for the past 6 years. I’ve tried gentle yoga, Ashtanga, vinyasa, Iyengar, restorative, aqua, aerial, and power – a lot of different styles, and there’s always something new coming out. Snowga, anyone? As the number of yoga teachers in the U.S. … More choosing yoga