9 Different types of yoga, in my own words

9 Different types of yoga, in my own words

Here are my own brief descriptions of the different types of yoga, based on my experience with practice and teaching. You, dear reader, can easily Google “Hatha yoga” and get a specific, scientific, precise, history-backed definition, so please do that if you need. These descriptions 

Heart openers for Valentine’s Day

Heart openers for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! To honor the day, here are some simple yoga asanas you can do to help open your heart. These asanas can be done by anyone, and they are especially good for beginners. They can even be done during a break in your 

Ten things for new yogis to stop worrying about

Ten things for new yogis to stop worrying about

We all have worries, but your yoga practice shouldn’t be one of them. If you’re a new yogi, here are some ways to overcome any worries you may have about starting.    I’m intimidated to go in to a studio because I don’t know anything 

Modifications are good for your teacher

Modifications are good for your teacher

When you take a yoga class, how much do you modify? My post from the other day, about ending up in the “wrong” yoga class, got me thinking about modifications. Many people don’t modify, which frustrates me as a teacher. No matter how often I 

Yoga props: do you use them?

One of my yoga teacher friends used to say: Yoga props are your friends, and it’s always good to have a friend by your side. I love that saying. But some yogis are resistant and don’t use props. I have helpfully sorted them into categories. 

Mantra for anxiety

Yesterday I wrote about how my hatred of Halloween had roots in my own anxieties. I wish I had known this mantra years ago! I learned it from my friend Bree Melanson. You can use it anytime, anywhere. Everything always works out for me. It is a mantra