Every yoga practice room has its own personality. Some are Zen-tastic with a soothing color scheme and just a handful of carefully chosen adornments. Others offer a little more to look at, or distract you, depending on your mindset. There may be a Buddha or two; perhaps Ganesh makes an appearance. Whatever the decor, the [...]
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A student came up to me recently and said: “After today’s class, I thought, Yes! This is why I come to yoga.” He was in his yogic happy place and attributed this to the class. Acknowledging that this is not the case with every class, we mused for a minute or two about what might [...]
Anxiety is a normal element of life. At its root, protective. Sometimes there is an identifiable source, sometimes there is a generalized feeling of unrest. Either way, the presence of anxiety is a message, a bit of information, that something unsavory is building up in you. I’d love it if we could develop an immunity [...]
Why do you practice yoga? Is it for the exercise? for the relaxation? for the mental clarity that can come from releasing physical blocks? While most of us start out attracted to the physical aspect of yoga, the practice of yoga is integrative. It reaches out to all of us: body, mind and spirit. As [...]