Monday Morning Mantra: Make the Path by Walking The first time I ever went rock climbing, I was with a group of friends who had been doing it for years. They had their own gear. They knew the jargon. They were confident enough to bring me along for the adventure....read more
How to Nail Your Peacock Pose Originally published to Wanderlust Journal August 11, 2016 If crow pose is the soft entry to an arm balance practice,peacock pose (Mayurasana) is the colorful scenery once you’ve landed. As majestic and stunning as this beautiful bird may...read more
How to Nail Your Arm Balances Originally published to Wanderlust Journal September 6, 2016 Advanced asana is oftentimes a difficult gift to unpack. Shortcomings in our attitudes, our egoic will, and our forceful ambition are revealed in practice towards peak postures....read more
How to Nail Your Firefly Pose Originally published to Wanderlust Journal August 19, 2016 Firefly insects have a chemical in their tail that, when combined with oxygen (among a few other chemicals), creates the bioluminescence that begets their namesake. When I read...read more
How to Nail Your Side Crow Originally published to Yogaanonymous.com September 1, 2016 Part twist, part arm balance, part trust fall…I will admit that Side Crow is to Crow Pose what snowboarding is to my deeply engrained, forward-facing orientation while skiing. It is...read more
Gentle Yoga to help relieve or prevent the symptoms of Sciatica.
Experiment with this sequence as a preventative measure when symptoms are at bay, as well as a rehabilitative strategy when Sciatica is flaring. Some recent studies have found that sciatica, when treated with non-invasive home remedies, can alleviate symptoms within one month of ongoing treatment.
Because Sciatica tends to be an asymmetrical phenomenon, pay attention to the length of time you spend on each side of a pose. Honor the differences in your body by allowing the affected side more time to surrender its habit pattern. This means you will not hold each side for the same amount of time!
This video goes along with an article I wrote, originally published for Yoganonymous: http://yoganonymous.com/yoga-for-scia…
* Always consult your doctor before beginning any fitness routine. Listen to your body to avoid injury. You assume any and all risk for personal injury by participating in this video.read more
How to Nail Your Crow Pose Originally published to Wanderlust Journal August 4, 2016 Crow pose is like the soft entry into arm balance postures. As “grown up’s” with existential crises and phobias built into our muscle memory, rolling from a somersault into tripod...read more
Monday Morning Mantra: Rejection Won't Kill Me Originally published to Yogaanonymous.com July 22, 2016 The fear of getting told “no” is an aversion we’ve all been exposed to since infancy. At its worst, rejection can put us in a state of shutting down and paralysis....read more
Yoga 101: Can I Wear Socks? Originally published to Yogaanonymous.com July 20, 2016 Wearing socks in a yoga practice is like wearing gloves and trying to use a touchscreen phone. The bottom line is that wearing everyday socks on your mat is not recommended. It uses...read more
Yoga 101: What If I Have to Leave Class Early? Originally published to Yogaanonymous.com July 5, 2016 When it comes to classroom etiquette, there are a few behaviors that teachers and fellow students alike will appreciate. It is safe to bet that some of the most...read more