What Is Beautiful About It?

What Is Beautiful About It?

What Is Beautiful About the Pose?Recently I enrolled in an online yoga class which teaches safe and sustainable alignment for all bodies. I couldn’t wait for the class to start! I anticipated learning a lot about alignment and anatomy. But the very first thing I...
Lessons from Tadasana / Mountain Pose

Lessons from Tadasana / Mountain Pose

Lessons are hidden everywhere, just waiting to be found. I consider myself a student of nature, the universe, yoga, and my own body. I’m always searching for life’s hidden lessons. Lately, I’ve discovered an important lesson from tadasana, or mountain...
Comfort in Our Humanity: Reflections From India

Comfort in Our Humanity: Reflections From India

Day 1 of my yoga teacher training was a rollercoaster and one that seemed to plummet with little hope of rising. Some of my professors walked into the room and began teaching without introducing themselves or the course. In what I suppose is Eastern normalcy which was...
Yoga Your Way to Better Sleep

Yoga Your Way to Better Sleep

I first heard the word “insomnia” at age 12. It was the word my doctor used to describe my tossing and turning and frequent wake-ups in the middle of the night. It was debilitating. I struggled to pay attention in school and fully engage in my life,...
What “Listen to your Body” Actually Means

What “Listen to your Body” Actually Means

We have all heard it a thousand times from our yoga instructors: “listen to your body.” This message is lovely and empowering, but what does it really mean? In contrast, phrases like “no pain no gain” abound, and many aspiring yogis and yoginis come from sports...