If you’ve been practicing yoga since the 70s you probably know that yoga pre-dates mats. Lillias didn’t use one, and neither did Arjuna in the Gita. If you want to be old school you might be using an authentic sheep skin, which does feel very nice under the feet. Or maybe, like in the picture […]
You have to start somewhere. Most people like to start at the top. The apex is so much more fun! When you find a sport, religion or relationship that perfectly matches your body type, belief system or personality, the feeling is a heady rush. I remember how I felt the day I stepped off the […]
So the other day I’m teaching yoga, ’cause that’s what I do, teach yoga. I was instructing a new-to-me student into cat / cow stretches. This is a pretty common sequence, also known as cat/dog, or marjalasana/bidalasana. You start out on your hands and knees arching and flexing the spine. It’s not unusual for beginners […]
Of course I felt sad when my dog died. I still miss her. Sadness is a natural emotion that passes through your brain after you have analyzed a situation. There are people who would even call sadness a “judgement.” There are people, not very compassionate ones, who will chide you for being sad and encourage […]
Back when I rented space at InTheWings DanceStudio I had a loyal following of about ten students. For any given class 1-5 participants would show up. We had a lovely room, with mirrors and appropriate flooring. There was plenty of space for a bigger class! In a bid to increase attendance, the Dance Studio owners […]
It is good to listen to your teachers. It is better to listen to your body. If what they tell you suits your body, great. If your body doesn’t feel good with what they say, then always your body comes first.