know your knees

know your knees

The knees bring a sense of levity to our practice. When they are functioning well, and without pain, they enable us to become buoyant, easily...
is yoga becoming a grind?

is yoga becoming a grind?

tips on a safe, sustainable practice On a panel at a recent Midwest Yoga Festival, Mas Vidal from Dancing Shiva Studio in Los Angeles and I...
the magic of sanskrit

the magic of sanskrit

the nature of the sanskrit language logic and magic In the western yoga movement, it has become common to find people chanting, singing and praising...
what is yoga anyway?

what is yoga anyway?

What is Hatha Yoga anyway? Such a frustrating question I have often received from friends and family members. They know I am athletic but everything...
awakening to the divine

awakening to the divine

hatha yoga practice connecting god divine Before I started taking yoga classes a decade ago, I felt distant from God. I imagined God as an...
Yoga and Rejuvenation

yoga and rejuvenation

yoga practice calms the nervous system Do you ever wonder why people who practice yoga seem so calm and happy? Many people suffer from hypertension,...
is yoga a religion?

is yoga a religion?

how yoga works with any religion It’s a hot topic around Facebook, gyms, yoga studios, churches, and Twitter: Is yoga a religion? Let’s explore. What...
yoga for horseback riders

yoga for horseback riders

the importance of lifting the arches: yoga for horseback riding In another article called Yoga and Horses, we explored the similarities between a yoga practice and effectively communicating...
Yogi's confusion

yogi’s confusion

Being a yogi is stimulating yet calming, fun yet challenging, testing yet rewarding. It is forgiving yet a responsibility, understanding while pushing your buttons, loving while...
"ageism goes both ways"

"ageism goes both ways"

the dilema of being of young yoga teacher When the average American thinks of a yoga guru, or any instructor who synchronizes breath with movement,...