July, 2008

Learnings: First Appearances

There is a grumpy older man, a building manager I think, who walks around the blocks near my building in the morning. He has the deepest scowl I have ever seen: his chin juts out, the corners of his mouth droop, his eyebrows knit together. I usually slip by as small as possible. Except this…

Jul 8, 2008 · Read More · Comment (1)

Take-Away Tip: Mindfulness

To Keep the Yoga Going Off the Mat On the mat: we notice the movements, and moments, between poses. In transition, we send our attention and intention to the motion that happens when we pick our foot up, and place it down; sit up, and sit down. We give our busy minds something to focus…

Jul 7, 2008 · Read More · Comment

Home Practice: Flow

Sometimes it feels impossible. Flow. The calming of our mind, the being completely present, the breath that happens when we challenge our bodies just enough. I find it easier to find flow in a class, as a teacher or a student, partly because we all act as inspiration for each other, partly because at the…

Jul 4, 2008 · Read More · Comment (2)

Home Practice: Unity

I began my at-home yoga practice partly as a way to spend time in solitude. Mornings spent on my own on my mat have been a savior for me in many ways. Though in my classes I hope to create a sense of connectedness between each person participating, I’ve always thought of my morning practice…

Jul 2, 2008 · Read More · Comment