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Category Archives: Yoga Practice Tips

Yoga practice tips, insights, and inspiration to deepen your yoga practice. Ashtanga yoga, yoga asana, pranayama, gentle yoga, yoga and meditation.

8 Benefits Of A Wellness Retreat Vs. A Yoga Or Meditation Retreat

8 Benefits Of A Wellness Retreat Vs. A Yoga Or Meditation Retreat

A wellness retreat is simply a program or package that includes various practices, teachings and services, designed to help you get well. You don’t necessarily need to be unwell to attend one– you will increase your wellness, no matter where you start off. Within the context of nurturing community, a wellness retreat will give you the tools you need to thrive. Read More

Adapt Your Practice To The Times And Shine Your Light

Adapt Your Practice To The Times And Shine Your Light

I talked to an old friend last week. We studied Ashtanga yoga together in Mysore years ago. “You’ve left the herd,” he observed. And I suddenly felt the impact of being out on my own in a strange land. Practice evolves. My practice has evolved drastically since I first started 25 years ago. The path… Read More

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

Cutting Anxiety At The Root

Cutting Anxiety At The Root

Anxiety is an emotional response to a perceived lack or expectation of things being different than they actually are. The solution is to accept things as they are right here and right now. Here’s an exercise to help you do that.
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Ashtanga Yoga Cured My Depression

Ashtanga Yoga Cured My Depression

Depression is energy that has gotten stuck. The best way I know to unstick it its to move. Ashtanga Yoga is a fantastic way to get that energy moving. We have a veritable storehouse of chemicals in the body that can be released by yogic practice under the supervision of a qualified teacher. Read More

6 Smart Ways to Deal with Anxiety

6 Smart Ways to Deal with Anxiety

I’ve struggled with anxiety much of my life. I only discovered this recently when I finally identified a label for the overwhelming feelings of fear that have consumed me whenever life takes a big turn. When one phase falls apart to make way for another, instead of accepting change as a natural part of life,… 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

How to Schedule a Mini-Retreat (And Why You Should)

How to Schedule a Mini-Retreat (And Why You Should)

Sometimes life gets overwhelming and confusing and you just don’t know what to do. When I find myself in that situation, rather than fight the current or make wild guesses about where to go next, I schedule a mini-retreat. Essentially a mini-retreat is a period of intensive practice. Read More

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