Practice

What is Your Superpower?

What is Your Superpower?

One of the great things about the practice of mantra is that it can help change the negative reel of thoughts and feedback in your head that sometimes gets stuck on repeat.  To reverse this trend, it can seem like a monumental task requiring superhero strength. Recognizing our gifts or qualities we’d like to cultivate […]

Are You Allergic?

Are You Allergic?

If you were allergic to peanuts, would you order the Pad Thai?  No, it’s just not worth it.  You’d find something else on the menu that wasn’t going to harm you. To keep your body safe and satisfied as you practice yoga, it can be helpful to think of yoga poses in terms of allergies. […]

Yoga for Pregger Mamas

Yoga for Pregger Mamas

Sometimes I’m one of the first to know.  A student pulls me aside to share the happy news of their pregnancy.  It’s often in the early stages, less than ten weeks.  I’m so grateful they feel comfortable confiding in me.  It’s an honor to share their joy and be their secret keeper.  It also gives […]

Personalize Your Practice

Personalize Your Practice

Yoga is for everybody.  That said, not everything yoga is for everybody.  Have you seen some of the crazy things yogis do on instagram ?  We are all so unique, with differences including the proportions of our bodies, our emotional experiences, our level of injury/health, and why we practice.  It’s easy to see that a […]

Practicing Non-Attachment

Practicing Non-Attachment

It’s hard not to get attached.  My children were born in this house.  We celebrated great grades and promotions in this house.  We gathered and fed wonderful people in this house.  Our family grew in this house.  Our marriage evolved in this house.  We experienced everything from shortage to abundance, grief to joy, seriousness to […]

The Balance of Ego and Humility

The Balance of Ego and Humility

Yoga is a balancing act:  the balance of sukha (ease) and sthira (work), the balance of practice and application, and the balance of ego and humility. Considering ego and humility as energies, can help put this challenge into perspective.  Neither is good or bad, they are simply necessary expressions of Prana or life. When the […]

3 Calming Breath Practices for Kids

3 Calming Breath Practices for Kids

Life happens.  And for kids that can include scraped knees, sugar rushes, unbridled excitement, and scary situations.  These things happen, sometimes they are weathered well and sometimes things seem to downward spiral, leaving everyone feeling unsettled, and out of sorts. One of the best benefits of yoga for kids (and their parents) are self-regulation and […]