Philosophy, Smart Move, Yoga

5 Tips for Finding the Right Yoga Teacher for YOU

From exercise to lifestyle to philosophy, yoga is a dense umbrella of information. Ask most people and they'll say, "I LOVE yoga." Cool. But what does that really entail? Finding a great yoga class for yourself can be as hard as finding the perfect pair of jeans. Here are a few things to look for… Continue reading 5 Tips for Finding the Right Yoga Teacher for YOU

Philosophy, RPY, Yoga

Reduce plastics, reduce guilt

Every time I toss away a piece of plastic, I have a pang of guilt. This haunting voice comes into my head saying, "That cup will outlast the next 5 generations of your family on this Earth." Yikes! I know, that sounds dramatic but it's totally true! Check this out: It's time to start being… Continue reading Reduce plastics, reduce guilt

Body work, Healing, RPY, Smart Move, Yoga

Highways to healing

Energy lines are highways to healing. Stimulate them correctly and you'll receive benefits like balancing, energizing, and stabilizing yourself. Sign me up! Let's look at a few ways of finding the 4 most basic sense lines, Sumana, Ittha (Ida), Pingala and Kalathari Finding your basic sense lines: Sumana has medial and lateral lines. The medial… Continue reading Highways to healing

Healing, Philosophy, RPY, Yoga

On wholeheartedness

To quote Syl Carson at Bodhi Yoga, "Wholeheartedness - marked by unconditional commitment, unstinting devotion, or unreserved enthusiasm. A word that expresses better what mindfulness as a technical term means; that you respond to every situation from your center, honest inner intent - from your heart - that you listen with your heart to every… Continue reading On wholeheartedness

Body work, Healing, Neurology, RPY, Smart Move, Yoga

Restorative Partner Yoga

Take a deep breath. Your Prana flows like a wide, deep river. The Prana, the under current, moves with a relentless strength, the momentous force of life feeding itself. The body tissue, the surface water, moves smoothly, held by gravity, achieving homeostasis. Take a deep breath. Feel the river flowing, steady, wide, deep, continuous, rejuvenating.… Continue reading Restorative Partner Yoga

RPY, Yoga

Neural chunking and Sanskaras

Imagine if the habitual movements you performed required as much effort and thought as they did the first time you performed them. How many muscles or thoughts would it take to type the word, "word"? It's unfathomable how much brain power it would take to complete the simplest tasks. Our ability to physically type while… Continue reading Neural chunking and Sanskaras