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But yoga provides some wonderful tools to help us move through the season with a sense of peace and equanimity – and find a way to enjoy the inner quiet and reflection that the season offers, and to connect to a deeper reality – even in the midst of the busy-ness and noise. So drag out and dust off your favorite restorative pose, pranayama, or meditation and give yourself 5-10 minutes to sink in.
There’s some deep svādhyāya or self-study to be harnessed during the holidays. When I acknowledge my triggers and take a moment to respond rather than react, then I can do something about them – I have an opportunity to drain some power from them. I can work out the entrenched samskaras that hold me back.
As a yoga teacher, you may already being doing health coaching, peer support, balance training/fall prevention, etc. If you work with folks in ways that help them lead healthier, more functional lives, then this Whole Health initiative may offer some interesting options. And, you won’t necessarily need to spend years retraining in a new profession.
many teachers have conflicting feelings about money. And this and similar stories are often harbingers of the beast of burnout sniffing at the back door.
Yoga and science teach that we are all intimately connected. What happens to one person reverberates throughout the world to others. So, ultimately, we all have some measure of responsibility for what’s going on in the world.
Closing Down the "On Ramps" to Alzheimer's By Kristine Kaoverii Weber | October 6, 2023 COMMENTSUncle Chuck was a gem. A big, warm-hearted, generous man, he’d been through a lot – including developing a nasty case of PTSD from the Vietnam war. He worked hard to...
She knows how to coordinate flavors, pair items with wines (alcoholic and non), create a crescendo with her courses, and focus meals on a specific objective or theme so that you come away feeling like you’ve never had an experience as extraordinary as the one she’s just served.
Dance-like yoga sequencing has a lot in common with choreography – smooth, flowy, and fun. Elite athlete yoga sequencing tends to be biomechanically oriented around the musculoskeletal system.
And while these two general approaches to sequencing yoga may be appropriate for those who are interested in dance, fitness, or athletics, many people seek out yoga for a different reason – mental health.
When we got to the studio, we slipped into the back of the room. He didn’t introduce me because the class was about to start. The teacher was friendly, young and flexible. As the class progressed,
No one has an obligation to be an emotional dumping ground for anyone else – family or otherwise, even if you are a sensitive person – but learning to gracefully navigate feedback in relationships is a true test of the validity of your practice.