- by Monique Newton
At first glance, Tadasana – Mountain Pose – may appear to be simple and even easy. Why would we spend more than a few seconds standing with our arms at our sides as we transition between other, more significant and challenging poses?
- by Monique Newton
-by Jason Myerson
It was an autumn evening and the electricity in the air seemed to hold the glow of dust particles in a suspended, dreamy vibe. One of the many scenarios I keep my fingers crossed in hopes for a musical entry in theme of the circumstance.
- by Jen Leech
There’s more to yoga then poses! Top 10 reasons to take teacher training this summer.
- by Robert Hay
I started yoga by happenstance. I was taking a management communications course and everyone had to take on a project to apply the things we were learning in a meaningful, real-life situation. One of the people in the course was a yoga teacher who had never taught in public. Her project was to organize, promote, and teach a class and I went to the first one. I can remember doing triangle pose and tree pose. Here, in 1990, the seed of yoga was planted.
-by Nadine Hogan
I spent the past ten years falling in and out of love with yoga. Then, about three years ago, my life as I knew it began to crumble and the only thing I could think to do was get to a yoga class. So, I went… and haven’t stopped since.
- By Erin Bidlake
In the beginning there was no yoga, only pain – widespread, quit-school-and-move-home-to-live-with-my-parents pain. It was 1999 and I was 20. For six months I laid very still in bed, only rising to see the endless stream of doctors who told me I was fine and privately asked my mother if I was faking.
A student recently asked me about the throat chakra. At first all the usual information came to mind, the color blue, the element of sound, communication. Anyone can read about these in a book, but how can we apply this knowledge about the throat chakra to our daily lives? How can we make use of this very powerful Chakra?
Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word meaning non-violence. It’s definition is abstention from violent acts in word, deed and thought toward any living thing. It is living from the heart center, the heart center of love, compassion and understanding. It is an expression of love for all things created by the one creator. It is a true way of being.
I sat in front of the yoga class, getting ready to teach and I noticed that the entire class of 22 students, were all women. I have noticed this before. Even when men do come they are a small minority in the yoga class. Why is this?
We are alive to learn and grow. Stagnation kills creativity and joy and is just plain boring. Your yoga practice should change to reflect where you are in your life today. I invite you take a moment and reflect on your yoga practice over the past year.
In the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about silence, or the lack of music in yoga classes. As I’ve been practicing yoga without music more often now, it has given me a lot of opportunity to reflect on this experience. In the past I have always enjoyed both silence and music in yoga for different reasons. But now I wonder if the use of music in class is really just a distraction?