Posts Tagged ‘Yoga’

What Makes a Good Yoga Class?

And what makes a really bad one?  Greetings fellow yogis. I have just returned from a really crazy, really bad yoga class. It was so wrong, that my friend and fellow teacher wants her money back. It was so wrong, that I feel slightly mistreated. It was so wrong, that I am compelled to write…

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I like Corepower, and I cannot lie.

The biggest mistake we can make is to rue the days of small beginnings. If you had told me 20 years ago that someday I would practice yoga, and I would like it, I would have said you were high. When I first started practicing, I was exhausted, overweight and overworked. As a software executive…

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My Conscious Uncoupling: Poses I’m Letting Go.

After two decades of daily practice and a lifelong love affair with yoga, I am announcing a conscious uncoupling from certain poses. There are no hard feelings. We will maintain a wholeness in our separation that will allow us to co-parent my body, mind and spirit. We will always have mutual respect for each other,…

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Taylor Swift: Yoga Studios Are a lot Like Apple

The $30 billion yoga industry might stand to take a lesson from Apple and Taylor Swift and pay their teachers even if they offer a discounted introductory package. While Taylor Swift, with a net worth larger than many small countries, can easily boycott Apple and other distributors that offer free or deeply discounted tunes, not…

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How To Create a Space for Home Practice

Yoga not easy, said the founder of Ashtanga yoga, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. What’s more, practicing yoga shouldn’t be harder just because you are at home. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. At a studio, your space is clean and clutter-free so practice can be peaceful and mindful. At home, we might have dogs underfoot,…

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When Good Themes Go Bad

  In general, I believe that any attempt to theme a yoga class and bring in some tidbit of inspiration is going to work out better than if a teacher made no attempt whatsoever. This is the “no effort is ever wasted” theory. But even though an effort will be a growth opportunity, it is not…

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Colorado Proves that Yogis Can Unite

  The word “yoga” may mean the union of two things, but up until now yogis have famously not agreed on anything except this: we want the state to get out of our business. We don’t agree on the alignment of the back leg, or if we should tuck the pelvis. However, this is changing in…

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The Yoga Peak Pose – Choose Wisely

  Resolutions are good until they day they are not. I’ve had resolutions like that. Some years I promised myself I’d eat less sugar or eat more vegetables. And of course, I always vow to drink less…. next time. However, it hasn’t been that way with yoga. For years I’ve been picking a “peak pose”…

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How to be a great yoga assistant.

You probably won’t see me teaching at the yoga festivals this summer. It’s not because I’m not fabulous. Right? It’s because I prefer assisting rather than teaching at the big events. Assisting is a chance to change someone’s life. And that’s what yoga used to be about. I have had a taste of headlining big events.…

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