This is your mat.

This is your mat.

During our last yoga teacher training session, one of our trainees got our class started with an amazing centering sequence that included this sentence: “This is your mat.” It resonated with everyone. After class, it was THE topic of conversation. It stuck with...

Your home practice: Shoulders!

A home yoga practice can really make a difference in your yoga practice. Last month, I posted a few reasons why and gave you a short sequence to practice. Some of the reasons might surprise you…because none of them involve things like being able to do the splits...
A 15-minute Home Practice will do wonders

A 15-minute Home Practice will do wonders

I’m a big proponent of a home yoga practice. Don’t get me wrong, I love practicing at a yoga studio – the vibe of the place, practicing with other yogis, great teachers – it’s all really good stuff.   BUT – one tried and true way to deepen your own...

Chakras and Yoga: Part 2

Truth be told, any kind of movement will have an effect on your Chakras, yoga is just the most fun (personal opinion inserted). When you practice ‘grounding’ postures, for example, you are working with your Root Chakra and the lower Chakras in general. Warrior 1 is a...
Chakras and Yoga: Part 1

Chakras and Yoga: Part 1

If you’ve never heard of Chakras before or the concept of chakras, this may all seem a bit strange to you. It’s likely, though, that if you’ve been around yoga for any period of time, either a teacher or an article or book you’ve read has mentioned Chakras. Chakras...