I’ll be the first to admit that, hard as I try, my memory often fails me while teaching classes. There is a lot to think about and my mind tends toward entropy. Here are a few questions that frequently pop into my head while teaching: What is the next posture in this sequence? Did I [...]
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I’m surely dating myself here, but do you remember the movie Mr. Mom where Michael Keaton’s son gets really attached to his blanket? Here’s a clip in case that doesn’t ring a bell: Mr. Mom. Anyway, yoga towels are my wooby. If you are not already using a yoga towel, consider these benefits: hygienic layer [...]
It’s Friday and I’m feeling a little silly. Here are my interpretations of yoga poses as emoticons. Can you think of any others?
Have you ever dreamed of being a yoga teacher, but were concerned it meant you had to commit to being impoverished? Then you might be interested in this NY Magazine article: A Yoga Studio – Joschi Body Bodega There is an undercurrent among teachers that yoga and money don’t mix. However, we all have bills [...]
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 [...]
Have you ever practiced yoga in the dark? I’m not aiming for a clever metaphor here. I literally mean in a dark room. Pitch black; where there is a period of time as you transition from light to dark when your vision is temporarily useless. Real darkness.
Most of us start out on our yoga journey by taking group classes. This is a fantastic way to learn yoga. You will be in the hands of a trained professional who can teach safe alignment and keep you injury free. At some point, after you’ve absorbed the fundamentals, you might develop an interest in [...]
At the start of each class, I ask students if there is a pose or body part that they would like to work on. One of the most frequent requests is for hip openers. It’s in the top 10 along with neck and shoulders. Hmmm…all places we commonly carry stress. The anatomy of the hip [...]
What would you think if I called you a poser? Isn’t everyone who practices yoga a poser? Or are we? I guess that depends on how you define poser. I’m thinking of it in 2 ways: a person who aligns their body into yoga poses a person who acts like something they aren’t From my [...]
Sequencing a yoga class is akin to choreographing a dance. Like a dance, a yoga class should have a sense of flow and feel coherent. At the same time, it should target a variety of postures to open energy channels throughout the body. There are hundreds of basic yoga poses. Add to to those, the [...]