6 Principles for a Sustainable Practice

I sat down this month and thought about whether there are certain principles that I believe always can be applied in the asana practice, to offer you as a resource. Note that these are principles, not rules. That means that they are meant to guide and inform your movement, the point being that with these principles in mind, you will be empowered to stay safe and bend stronger in your beautiful, unique body for many, many years to come. Sustainability isn't just for the environment--it's for your yoga, too!

4 Ways to Bring Ayurveda into Your Yoga Practice this Spring

Ayurveda is the sister science of Yoga, and the world's oldest known medicinal system. The word Ayurveda means "knowledge of life" (ayur = life + veda = knowledge), and it is estimated to have been in practice by those on the Indian subcontinent since prehistoric times. It is a philosophy of bringing the body and … Continue reading 4 Ways to Bring Ayurveda into Your Yoga Practice this Spring

At Home in Hanumanasana

Looking to make some progress in your Hanumanasana (Ha-NOO-ma-NAH-sah-nah)? The yogic split is so-named for the half monkey, half god Hindu deity. It specifically alludes to the story of him jumping across the sea from mainland India to Sri Lanka in one great leap to save his dear friend Rama. The split is Hanuman's great … Continue reading At Home in Hanumanasana

Interested in yoga teacher training? Consider these 5 factors.

Last night after leading a class in La Jolla, I got to talking with one of the front desk studio helpers about her search for a 200HR yoga teacher training, as she's having trouble weeding through the many programs available across San Diego and beyond. She's right. Especially in Southern California where you'll find hundreds … Continue reading Interested in yoga teacher training? Consider these 5 factors.