Practice

Do you ever feel unworthy?  Do you ever describe yourself as a poser or a fake?  Well if you have then you and I have something in common.  At this point the feeling of stepping into a new situation with a “fake it till you make it” attitude is kind of like a warm cozy blanket … Continue reading

What’s in a Craving?

Food.  That giver of life and nourishment, object of desire, source of endless inspiration and cause of massive regret and agony.  It seems so simple really.  We eat to live.  We humans need only a few things to survive; oxygen, water, food.  And quite a few more to thrive including; companionship, love, a purpose.  These … Continue reading

What is Vinyasa?

What is Vinyasa?

With so many styles of yoga emerging it can be difficult to keep them all straight. It doesn’t really help either that styles can vary drastically regionally, studio to studio and teacher to teacher. I practice and teach Vinyasa style yoga and one would be hard pressed to convince me to switch my allegiance. I … Continue reading

Fear of Crowds

Fear of Crowds

I just started reading “Poser, My life in 23 yoga poses” by Claire Dederer and so far I highly recommend it.  People tell me all the time that they are afraid to take a class as a beginner because they don’t want to be the only one struggling or worse, looking foolish.  Only in the … Continue reading

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. ~ Pablo Picasso

The two most useless emotions

The two most useless emotions

In asana (yoga postures) classes we talk about practicing without ego.  Ego in yoga is like a toddler with a sharp object.  Nothing good can come from it.  Ego breeds injury and separates the student from the kind of inner quiet that asana is so good at cultivating.  Ego in asana is the devil on … Continue reading

The Yoga Diet Rules.

So by now you know that the Yoga Diet isn’t really a diet.  It’s a mash of mindful eating strategies and ancient yogic wisdom.  A smattering of personal experience and a great deal of what I have learned in listening to others about eating, nutrition, weight and how all of these things impact the self. … Continue reading

A little compassion

It sounds a little silly, but one of the best pieces of advice I ever received was from the Oprah show.  Years ago I watched a show with Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat, Pray Love”, required reading for any divorcing yoga enthusiast.  I’m not really sure what else was said on the show but I’ll … Continue reading