End of the Beginning

End of the Beginning

My last class teaching “Begin Here Now” is tonight! Why don’t you join me? There’s no better place to get the basics, except maybe this website, lol. As tonight is the last night, possibly my last time seeing you I’m trotting out the Holy Grail of Yoga Basics: proprioception. In Sanskrit there are lots of […]

Mustering a Bluster

Mustering a Bluster

When I do yoga I breathe. Seems obvious, right? Without breath I suffocate; I die. Where’s the fun in snuffing out like a candle? One woman’s nirvana is another’s total freedom. I say this because I notice a profound resistance to proper pranayama in modern yoga classes. The teacher says “ujayii breath” and I don’t hear a […]

Don’t Eat Until Someone Feeds You

Don’t Eat Until Someone Feeds You

Learning to feel, to feel deeply, vividly, intensely, has long been a draw of yoga. People hunger to discover sensations previously only dreamt of. Feats of supreme control, hibernation, slowing the heart, visions, they’re enticing. Are deliciously yummy. A subtle practice, however, takes years of steady application. In an effort to speed things up for the […]

Focus on the breath

For many students new to yoga, it is a common curiosity: why is there so much focus on breathing? I am not going to pretend that these are all the reasons inclusive, as that is beyond the scope of this article. I will give you a few reasons, starting with the most superficial: 1) The […]