Why do we have to do Yin again?!

Here’s a yummy lunch I’m about to eat. I’ll share the recipe, below. What does chickpea and dumpling soup have to do with Yin Yoga? How about: expectations? In the vinyasa flow yoga class I taught last evening, I shared some of what I learned in a workshop over the weekend. This was while my students were in lizard pose (Utthan Pristhasana). Usually, once I’ve … Continue reading Why do we have to do Yin again?!

Love, Steady Effort and the Nature of Divinity

At a tech conference about a week ago, I ran into a former co-worker who practices yoga, has awareness that I teach yoga, and also whose family is from India. I told him I was taking an advanced yoga study course and was currently re-reading the Bhagavad Gita. He excitedly reacted by telling me that he loves the Gita as it offers guidance for any … Continue reading Love, Steady Effort and the Nature of Divinity

Spice for my students

January 1 this year marked another year of teaching yoga. To celebrate and express gratitude for the trust, opportunity and great energy, I created some gifts for my students and the studio owner. If you’ve been reading or exploring my posts for awhile, you’ll see that these gifts happen most years, and usually take an edible (or at least flavorful) form. There is a typically a theme, depending … Continue reading Spice for my students

Yoga for Your Hands: Mudras

Several years ago, my yoga practice relied upon a few audio podcasts. A few times a week, I’d roll out my mat, maybe light a candle, queue up the podcast on my iPod, then follow the instructions for 30 or 60 minutes. In some of the more stationary instruction narratives, I was instructed to hold my hands a certain way: usually laying one palm in the other, or … Continue reading Yoga for Your Hands: Mudras