The Answer Lies Within You

The Answer Lies Within You

Basically speaking there are two ways to move: voluntarily and involuntarily. Voluntary is by choice, by definition methodical. At the risk of murdering words, I describe voluntary movement as “actioning.” By contrast, involuntary movement is re-actionary. Re-action tends to be fast, occurring without complex analysis. My brain doesn’t decide to trip on a branch, my body […]

Inspired Foot works

Inspired Foot works

Imagine pointing and flexing your foot. In fact, go ahead and do it while you read. Do it long enough to feel something. You might even be sore tomorrow from messing around with this, acting like a hinge door that has opened and shut too many times without lubricant. (yeah yeah the yoga teacher said “lubricant.”) I’m making […]

False verses True Grit

False verses True Grit

When I was growing up I felt so uncomfortable around people I could barely look them in the eye.  “She’s just shy,” my mother would iterate, innocently reinforcing the role. I got quite comfortable in my assignment. Being the shy one freed me from having to pronounce my unfortunate name to people who found it odd and […]

Working on Weakness and Strengths

I have observed both in teachers and students that we tend to emphasize our strengths in our regular yoga practice. If you are the teacher it’s not always appropriate to teach something you haven’t mastered yourself, so you stick to what you know best. As a student, the flexible ones tend to enjoy demonstrating their […]

Ten Reasons to Avoid Yoga

1. You don’t want to increase your flexibility If you want to decrease mobility with each passing year STAY AWAY FROM YOGA! OMG it will only extend your lifespan, and create flexibility. 2. You need to look older than you are People routinely think I am younger than my real age. Don’t take chances with […]