Learning to be still

Given that the yamas and niyamas generally align with Christian beliefs, it’s no wonder that the asanas are the first limb of yoga that Americans are generally familiar with. The interpretations of these limbs among Americans tend to vary and I could easily see how yogis are considered to be taking ideas like the yamas... Continue Reading →

A reprieve from the world

During the hiatus, I was going through some things at work and at home. It wasn’t bad, but I was taking a step back as I transitioned between positions and it was complicated. Likewise, a family business was happily growing and taking a little extra time and a lot of extra energy. By the end... Continue Reading →

Balance focus

My yoga practice tends to follow a routine. There are four stages to it: warm up, warriors, a focus area that includes some form of prone work, and closing it out with some sitting and supine poses. Sun Salutation A is the warm up I use the most, but there are some other options that... Continue Reading →

Core Intensives

While every yoga sequence works the core, there are two short sequences that I do when I feel the need to focus on my core. And by focus on my core, I mean really feel the work out on my stomach the next day. I'm not trying to have a certain kind of stomach shape... Continue Reading →

Playing with Pigeon

I have loved Pigeon pose since the first time that I saw it on a yoga video. I don't remember which workout it went to but it was the yoga video to some fad workout that everyone was trying. I'd been doing yoga for a few years by then and my friend had just gotten... Continue Reading →

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