Recent Blog Posts
Yoga Poses Aren’t Your Problem
Today I’m going to write a little bit about one of the kleshas, asmitā, often translated as “egotism.” But I think I’ll first set it up with an anecdote. When I started teaching at the Y way back when, I had a couple who came to class ready to rumble. They tied their bandanas tight, slid their mats up close, sat down and glared, daring me to kick their asana.
Yoga Teachers and Chronic Pain Education
As the population ages and we see upticks in chronic health conditions, I believe we are going to need an increasing number of well-trained yoga teachers and therapists to cross the bridge from fitness to wellness and therapeutics.
A Wandering Mind is Not always Unhappy
Rather than being the ultimate path to happiness, extreme focus can actually end up decreasing our capacity for self-regulation, impulse control, and decision making.
The Myth of 10,000… Times Two
The 10,000 steps thing is not based in science – rather the idea was masterminded and promoted by a Japanese company almost 60 years ago.
Yoga and the Biohacking Bros
Yoga and the Biohacking Bros By Kristine Kaoverii Weber | April 28, 2023 COMMENTSIn 1991, when I was living in San Francisco, a friend gave me a cassette tape of a lecture by a fascinating young doctor I'd never heard of named Deepak Chopra. It was called “Quantum...
Yoga Professionals: Here’s What Going on at the VA
My suggestion, if you are interested in what health care is going to look like in the future and how yoga is going to be a part of it, is that you start making contacts at your local VA. Start talking to people about what you do and how it could be integral to their vision. Start educating your VA contacts about how what you do can help them to meet the goals of whole health care. Start brainstorming with them about how you can be involved.
Dear Dr. Huberman
Dear Doctor Huberman By Kristine Kaoverii Weber | April 8, 2023 COMMENTS I'm a huge fan of the Huberman Lab podcast (I've written about it before). But sometimes he gets so reductive I need to go do even more slow, mindful yoga before I can go back to listening to his...
Medical Psychedelics and Yoga
I began to realize that there was a way to access those expansive psychedelic feelings – or at least to access a different way of looking at the world – through yoga – which offered something more nuanced (and grounded) than substances.
You are Not a Car (BLOG)
es, yoga is good for you. But not all asanas are good for everyone all the time. Most people need different things from yoga at different times in their lives, particularly when they are in pain.
Escape from the YouTube Yoga Jungle
In fact, after watching a few minutes I couldn’t help but reflect on the irony of the title. Maybe it was a class for low back pain. As in, this class will surely give you it.