The Art of Creating Yoga Sequences

The Art of Creating Yoga Sequences

  Rules for creating yoga sequences There’s an fine art to creating yoga sequences. But there are certain rules that, if adhered to, will help you to be successful. In the beginning, you have to do a period of study. You’ll need to learn some set,...
Yoga Practice, Not a Performance

Yoga Practice, Not a Performance

The sun was shining this morning, the temperature balmy, and not a skerrick of a breeze – a respite from the hard rain we’ve had over the last few days. In the Yoga Shed, I felt inspired to do surya namaskar and included all the standing poses I could...
Now is Available Anytime

Now is Available Anytime

In anticipation of teaching a workshop on “Yoga Teacher Burnout”, I’ve been examining the ways I tend to go over my limits. Without being too self-congratulatory, I’m not as “bad” as I used to be. Where I think I can most improve...
Yoga and Body Rhythms

Yoga and Body Rhythms

I was just heading to bed, my body not quite knowing what the “real” time is since we have just gone off daylight savings last night. Of course, I know the real time. The clocks have been set back. Now I just tell my body clock what to do, so we’ll...
A Leg Up for Your Yoga Practice

A Leg Up for Your Yoga Practice

Almost as much as I love teaching yoga, I love inspiring students to do home practice. My spirit soars when I hear that someone is gotten turned on enough to buy a yoga mat, remember the postures they learn in class, and even begin to bend the practices so that they...
Science of Yoga

Science of Yoga

There’s been trouble in the yoga world. First with Lululemon, the swish yoga gear outfitters. Then along came the stories of how yoga can wreck your body in the NY Times. And recently, we’ve read of scandalous tales sticking to the founder of Anasura Yoga,...
The Language of Yoga Teaching

The Language of Yoga Teaching

  In teaching a class today, one of the students got muddled between the right and left side of a pose. Years ago I worked out a little joke to correct this problem: I’d just say, “Try the other left side.” Words are vital in communication, and...