Origin of the Asanas

Yoga is a complex practice that has touched the lives of a countless number of people. The definition of the term and its traditional meaning is to completely know yourself, or the union of becoming One. Though yoga is practiced by millions of people today, many yogis don’t know the origins of their favorite postures or even the practice itself.

10 Proven Ways to Boost Your Happiness

There will always be something out there that can pull you down, but there are more things that can make you happy. Here are 10 things that can help you achieve happiness.   1. Live For Today Always live for today and do something that you know will make you happy. 2. Find a Job… Continue reading 10 Proven Ways to Boost Your Happiness

7 Roadblocks to a Home Yoga Practice – Free Webinar #summerofyoga #yogachat

7 Common Roadblocks to a Home Yoga Practice – Free Yoga Webinar and Intro to the Summer of Yoga 2016 You can learn all about the Summer of Yoga 2016 program in this free webinar. Plus, get the Early Bird discount for enrollment. Or watch it live on YouTube with interactive chat. Subscribe at summerofyoga.com & we’ll send… Continue reading 7 Roadblocks to a Home Yoga Practice – Free Webinar #summerofyoga #yogachat

How a Yoga Practice Can Take Your Health Up a Notch

Taking things up a notch seems to imply working harder, self-deprivation and increased effort. What if, instead, it could mean finding ease in the work, indulgence and trusting your body’s resources? Can you imagine a physical workout with a clear mind and a happy heart? Can you imagine delicious, satisfying meals that fuel instead of… Continue reading How a Yoga Practice Can Take Your Health Up a Notch

Your #1 Key To Successfuly Teaching Yoga: Authenticity

As a veteran yoga teacher, (I’m in my 21st year teaching professionally) as well as a teacher trainer, and mentor to new teachers, I am fascinated with the journey we are on —and with what it is that makes some of us thrive while others struggle. But in line with my title, perhaps it is helpful… Continue reading Your #1 Key To Successfuly Teaching Yoga: Authenticity

Sometimes the Simplest Practice is the Most Advanced

Yesterday I went to a yoga class for complete beginners. The truth is I didn’t initially go for the yoga, I went to make friends. Less than two weeks ago I moved to Madrid, Spain. Sunday evening, while I was watching the Spanish families chatting after lunch, I realized that I needed to do something… Continue reading Sometimes the Simplest Practice is the Most Advanced

Savasana: On the Importance of Resting Well

What happens when you don’t rest? You don’t digest. You don’t heal. You don’t give your body a chance to say – phew, finally a minute where I can look around and take stock of what needs to be fixed

Yoga And Eating Disorders: My Story

I’m no expert on eating disorders, but I had one.   It wasn’t anorexia, or bulimia, or binge eating, orthorexia, body dysmorphia – it was all of those and more. It was the culmination of an entire existence of thinking that changing my body meant changing my life. That if I could change my appearance,… Continue reading Yoga And Eating Disorders: My Story

Food: The First Yoga

Food is alchemy, transmutation, the seemingly magical process of transformation, creating life from life. It is a true uniting of forces, an integration, a Yoga. Ancient sacred practices abound with mantra during meal preparations. The intention and energy with which the food is prepared is considered to have a direct influence on the availability and… Continue reading Food: The First Yoga

Exhibit Ends Soon: Yoga the Art of Transformation

If you’ve been meaning to stop by the exhibit “Yoga: The Art of Transformation” at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum, you will need to do it soon. The exhibit ends in just six days on May 25, 2014. I saw the exhibit while I was in Washington DC last year. I was inspired and intrigued… Continue reading Exhibit Ends Soon: Yoga the Art of Transformation