Big changes in life cause imbalances in the Root chakra

Big changes in life cause imbalances in the Root chakra

Anyone experiencing big changes in their lives right now? Yeah, we are all feeling the effects of the Covid19 pandemic. This post is about ways to feel more grounded and connected in a time when things seem out of control and uncertain. . The first…

Gentle Yoga & Meditation Class

Gentle Yoga & Meditation Class

I am offering my Gentle Yoga class every Saturday morning, on Zoom. The class begins at 9:30 a.m. EDT, but please sign in about 10 minutes early to be sure everything is working properly. GENTLE YOGA AND MEDITATIONSATURDAYS 9:30-10:30 A.M. EDT PRICE: $15 HOW TO SIGN…

Set an intention that’s bigger than yourself

Set an intention that’s bigger than yourself

Two years ago I wrote a blog post on setting an intention for your yoga practice. You can read it here.  In the post, I wrote about using a positive thought, word, or image for your intention. I suggested that you take your intention off…

Good Vibes and speaking with kind intention

Good Vibes and speaking with kind intention

Everything in the universe is a vibration. You’ve heard of string theory, right? According to string theory, all particles in the universe are actually tiny vibrating strings. Each type of vibration corresponds to a different particle. . You’ve probably heard the expression “good vibes.” You…

About those sun salutations…

About those sun salutations…

If you’ve ever been to a vinyasa class, you know about sun salutations. This 12-step flowing sequence is seen as a base on which to build the entire practice. It originated with Ashtanga Yoga, which was taught to Patthabhi Jois, who as a young man…

7 ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

7 ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

Today, June 21, is the summer solstice — the longest day of the year. After today, the days gradually get shorter until the winter solstice on December 21, when the cycle turns again. In my yoga community, many studios celebrate the day with a practice…

My own story about depression and anxiety

My own story about depression and anxiety

I am a yoga teacher who takes antidepressants. Yeah. Those two things just go hand-in-hand like peas and carrots, don’t they?   To clarify, I was taking antidepressant medications for a few years before I started practicing yoga. And I’ve been on them for over…

Is yoga Christian?

Is yoga Christian?

Several years ago, I had a brief conversation with a woman who is a strict Christian. I happened to mention that I taught yoga, and she immediately put up her hands, as if to ward off evil. “Oh no, I don’t want any of that…

Crystals, incense, mala beads, Sanskrit: what are these things?

Crystals, incense, mala beads, Sanskrit: what are these things?

Walking into a yoga studio for the first time can be intimidating. If you are new to yoga, the studio can seem like a strange place. It may smell weird, because of burning sage or incense. There might be unfamiliar symbols on the walls, maybe…

Making peace with pigeon, my nemesis pose

Making peace with pigeon, my nemesis pose

I’ve written about nemesis poses before. You know what those are: the poses you absolutely hate. Of course those are the ones that have the most to teach you, so the generally accepted rule is that your nemesis pose is the one you should practice…