May 23, 2019

The Sanskrit definition of Saravangasana Salamba, “supporting the whole body and all systems,” accurately represents what the symbolism or essence of this asana means to me, like a mother nurturing her baby, Sarvangasana nurtures the whole body and all of the functions...

April 5, 2019

Trikonasana opens the chest, shoulders and hips while elongating the spine (I even hear a soft click of the vertebrae aligning the spine in this asana). I can literally feel the asana moving my body into correct alignment. It improves flexibility and builds strength. I...

February 22, 2019

Each of us experiences stress and changing our perspective of it can be part of our daily practice and is part of my yoga teaching. Stress is subjective, and is a result of our perceptions. This rings especially true when I reflect on the five years I lived in Central...

January 31, 2019

Global issues like poverty, inequality, climate change, consumerism and pollution can be quite daunting and depressing but nonetheless these issues are necessary to become aware of, acknowledge, and work to change. To tackle global problems, we must start at the indivi...

November 27, 2018

What follows are some daily observations and activities I practiced recently as part of a self-care regime over the course of a week. Throughout the week in physical dimension I would eat a wellness promoting diet, consuming lets of water, fruits and vegetables, prefer...

October 27, 2018

This short yoga sequence is designed for women during their menstruation. In terms of asana practice, avoid twists, as well as inversions, which reverse the natural downward flow of menses. Backbends, upward facing dog, bridge pose, and strong vinyasas should also be a...

October 9, 2018

Tada means mountain in Sanskrit. With regard to the symbolism or essence of this asana to me, it represents a strong, noble mountain, standing firm over the centuries; representing the essence of stillness. The asana represents a sort of timelessness and strength, bein...

September 4, 2018

There are many benefits of yoga, like stress reduction, increased energy and flexibility, and it's great for your metabolism, cardiovascular and circulatory health. It's also good for strengthening and toning the muscles. Yoga is not just stretching; it's much more tha...