A few out of a million definitions of Prana: the upward rising current of life-force energy that breathes us all and inspires the movement inherent in life itself. Prana is often used as a codeword for breath, but it’s different; it is the force that compels the breath, and the vehicle that carries it. Prana … Continue reading Up and Down, and All Around
I hear so often from people who are new to yoga and don’t know where to start. Snarky as I am, I often retort; you start at the beginning. That isn’t much of an answer, and surly doesn’t provide any information as to where the head of the trail is located. There are a couple … Continue reading Start at the Begining
From Morning Yoga Teacher Alice Zorthian~ 10) There’s plenty of parking in the parking lot. 9) In a study conducted by the Yoga Biomedical Trust in London, 94% of participants with anxiety were significantly helped by practicing yoga regularly each morning, and 82% of those with insomnia reported valuable benefits too. 8) Traditional yogic texts … Continue reading Top Ten reasons to do yoga in the morning….
In a recently published article in The Walrus titled “Yoga’s Culture of Sexual Abuse” a lens is turned toward the yoga community and a renowned teacher who abused his position of power in a similar manner to many of the #metoo stories which have recently come to light in other industries and organizations around the globe. The … Continue reading Do No Harm
I’m 62, And So Are You As I was checking a visitor into class the other morning, she was asking what style of yoga I taught. It just came out of my mouth, “I’m 62, and so are you!” She was likely in her 50s, but she totally got it. As did I at that … Continue reading Guest Post By: Liz Fox
One gift that the darkness of winter offers is an appeal to inward reflection. When the outer eye’s view is obscured, whether by darkness, by dream, by death, or by obstacle, we are encouraged to turn in to see. It is here, in and behind what is observable that our intuition, perceptibility, and deep wisdom … Continue reading Dristi & Saving Daylight