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Headspace? Insight Timer? – Sorry, I’m Not a Fan

Headspace? Insight Timer? – Sorry, I’m Not a Fan

The first thing I want to say is if you love Headspace, Insight Timer, Calm or of any of the other 2500 meditation apps out there then…who am I to steal your joy? Stop reading now, have fun, and I’ll catch up with you next week.

It’s not that meditation apps aren’t useful …

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Yoga and Unsolicited Advice

Yoga and Unsolicited Advice

Yoga and Unsolicited Advice By Kristine Kaoverii Weber | September 16, 2022 COMMENTSYoga teachers are often sought out for advice. Students ask us about poses, pranayamas, meditation, and philosophy of course, but also about yoga props, clothes, essential oils, back...

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Yoga in the Digital Age – State or Trait Changes?

Yoga in the Digital Age – State or Trait Changes?

n the past 20 years or so yoga has been incorporated into everything from self-improvement and psychotherapy to McDonald’s commercials and reality shows. Lately I’m seeing a lot of health influencers (who are not necessarily yoga professionals) talk about simple breathing techniques, meditations, or yoga postures for anxiety, focus, sleep, sex, and just about everything else.

What I rarely see; however, is advice about how regular yoga practice, over time, can affect actual trait changes.

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Restorative vs. Vinyasa: Some Research

Restorative vs. Vinyasa: Some Research

A few times I’ve been accused of having an anti-vinyasa agenda and divisively pitting exercise yoga against more traditional yoga practices. But that’s never been my intention. When you’ve been told that you are a “beginner”, “gentle”, “not real yoga”, or “a waste of time” teacher (and all those are real epithets BTW), but you think that if people just gave it a go, they might actually discover something amazing and different in slower yoga practices, then you have some work to do. If you want to be relevant, you have to get really good at differentiating what you do from the mainstream stuff.

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An Unmagical Lotus Pose Story

An Unmagical Lotus Pose Story

While focused concentration in meditation was important to me, so was walking – as well as running, hiking, bike riding, playing with my son, and taking walks with my husband and friends. I decided it was time to retire lotus pose.

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Shiny Blue Shorts, Chronic Diseases, and Real Yoga

Shiny Blue Shorts, Chronic Diseases, and Real Yoga

As a yoga professional, I think it’s essential to help people understand the difference between exercise yoga and slow, mindful yoga – sure, both have benefits and there is crossover but there are also important differences – exercise vs. innercise, cardiovascular vs. interoceptive awareness skill-building, performance vs. mindful self-discovery, dominating vs. embodying.

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The Unexpected Gifts of Teaching Chair Yoga

The Unexpected Gifts of Teaching Chair Yoga

One thing that has become crystal clear to me is that we can never make any assumptions about a person based on their age or their ability. I’ve never wanted to share chair yoga in an exclusively exercise or fitness oriented way. What I hope is that when folks do chair yoga with me, they also find fun, celebration, laughter, caring, and community.

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Teaching Yoga to the Adults in the Room

Teaching Yoga to the Adults in the Room

On one hand I want to methodically guide an exploration of yoga’s authentic, complex, stellar technology of self-realization – including the tools, the philosophy, the practices, and accompanying stories from the tradition and from my own life that elucidate certain aspects of the journey. On the other hand, I want folks to have their own experiences and epiphanies.

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Can We Please Stop Blaming Women for Being Sick?

Can We Please Stop Blaming Women for Being Sick?

We have to stop blaming women for their illnesses. What we need is more empathy, understanding, nurturing, and support – activities that are often considered very feminine. The world needs this feminine energy to counter the insanely hypermasculine energy

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