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“Yoga, mindfulness, and meditation are all at the top of the list of the direction in which things are moving,” she told me, “because the conversation is centered around finding ways to promote and reward personal accountability for health.”
I love California – the sun, the sea, the optimism, the creativity! I lived there for a few years and I love going out to visit my sister in LA and take yoga classes.
And. . .it’s no secret that there’s a dark underbelly to the culture. I would argue that it’s this shadow side of the sunshine state that creates a fertile breeding ground for perpetrators like Bikram.
Wow. Sexual misconduct under the guise of “yoga adjustments” gets called out in The New York Times? This sh#t’s getting real.
Over the past few months I’ve seen a lot more cries of outrage at the Instagram craziness that plagues the cyber yoga world – which is great (and such a long time coming!). Yoga teachers use Instagram images of postures to promote themselves and that’s fine – but hypermobile posture art is not only dangerous for the teachers, it also conveys the message that yoga practice is basically a quasi-spiritualized Cirque du Soleil performance.
So, here are three yoga books that have been helpful for me over the years that I thought I’d share, with the hope that they can give you a little inspiration when you need it!
But, when I’m really honest with myself about it, I think I taught for free mostly because I didn’t value my time or my energy, in fact, I didn’t value myself very much.
HOMECONTACT VIEW CART SHOP UPCOMING EVENTS IN-PERSON COURSES ONLINE COURSES When life seems a bit noisy, I sometimes like to imagine the ancient yogis sitting in their Himalayan caves, the snow softly falling outside, as they meditate for long hours. Perhaps...
As a woman who’s been in this industry for almost 25 years, I have an opinion, I have a platform to share that opinion, and I believe frank conversations around toxic masculinity are important for the health and well-being of the community.
One point Dr. Corrigan emphasized again and again last weekend is this: if you don’t slow down, you won’t get there. You’ll pass right by. If you want to connect the conscious front brain to the deep brain, you have to go slow and you have to pay attention to sensations in the body because these are what inform deep brain patterning.
If I can get myself to do one pose a day, chances are, I will actually do a lot more. My yoga mat sits unrolled, beckoning, all I have to do is lie down on it and commit to one pose. Often, the practice works its own magic and I do a lot more.
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