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Category Archives: Tools For Yoga Teachers

On Being An Agent Of Change

On Being An Agent Of Change

Whether you like it or not, you are an agent of change. You affect whatever you come into contact with. You don’t really have a choice about this. What you can choose is what kind of affect you have on those around you. Read More

What is the Relationship Between Yoga and Meditation Practice?

What is the Relationship Between Yoga and Meditation Practice?

Essentially, yoga is about learning to master the posture of sitting meditation by preparing the system, and then guiding the mind to stillness. First you prime and purify the body using the breath and awareness, through the physical practices of yoga, then you sit still to observe what arises once the mental obscurations are no longer deceiving you about the nature of reality. Read More

7 Tools to Manage Anxiety and Stress

7 Tools to Manage Anxiety and Stress

Panic and anxiety are not purely mental events–they are physiological events, so they can’t be treated with the thinking mind only. You need to learn to BREATHE deeply, and train yourself to come back to the breath on a regular basis. Mind and breath are intimately connected. If you can calm your breath, your mind will follow. Ashtanga Yoga and meditation are tools to manage anxiety and stress. Read More

How to Work with Difficult Emotions: An Emergency Tool Kit

How to Work with Difficult Emotions: An Emergency Tool Kit

An old friend posted a childhood photo of me on Facebook recently–a photo that brought me back to a painful period of my life. It made me realize how fragile we all are, and how important it is to acknowledge our deep wounds and learn to work with difficult emotions if we want to move… Read More

Introduction To Sitting Meditation + A Free Guided Meditation Recording

Introduction To Sitting Meditation + A Free Guided Meditation Recording

Some say that the only reason to practice yoga asana is to perfect this one posture, the posture of sitting meditation. If you prefer to listen to an audio recording before reading this, click here for a 20 minute guided introduction to sitting meditation. Traditionally, sitting meditation is not taught in the Ashtanga yoga system.… Read More

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginner’s Mind

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginner’s Mind

Just a quick note to let you know that my book, Ashtanga Yoga for Beginner’s Mind, is now available on Amazon! The book is available in print or for download on Amazon, and you can get it here Ashtanga for Beginners Mind is a guide to the practice of the primary series with a section… Read More

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