Tag Archive | asana

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 […]

#PowerPose 53 – Vṛkṣāsana

#PowerPose 53 – Vṛkṣāsana

On a walk the other day I was taken by the image of a tree that had lost most of its leaves.  They were puddled up around in a circle at the base of the tree.  It was a vibrant pile of bright yellow and earthy brown.  The exposed branches of the tree were expansive […]

Making Changes One Step at a Time

Making Changes One Step at a Time

It’s that time of year for resolutions and changes. No doubt many of you have big plans for positive changes. But, just how will you get there? Your yoga practice and the concept of viṅyāsa krama can provide some sound guidance. Imagine you are in the forest or mountains and ahead of you is a […]

Winter Yoga Renewal

Winter Yoga Renewal

It’s that time of the year when New Year’s Resolutions are all the rage. Forget the resolutions and join me on a Winter Yoga Renewal. About five years ago, my sister introduced our family to Kangeiko. This is the traditional intensive Winter training practiced by many martial arts. The purpose is to commit to strengthening […]