Many of us have a favourite yoga pose – the one that took us forever to master; the one that really made yoga “click” for us; the one that helped us heal an injury; the one that always chills us out ... whatever your reason for choosing it, chances are there’s that one pose you’re excited to do every single day, whether you’re in class or at home.
Sometimes life seriously pulls the rug out from under us, and we’re not even sure we can stand up! Perhaps in stressful, traumatic times, one of the very best things you can do for your body and mind is to lie on the ground. Times like these, yin yoga can be our very best friend!
When I’m down, I can’t do anything!
Everyone reacts differently to hurt...Read More
Most of us yoga-nuts can probably agree, there is nothing more delicious than a class led by a fabulous teacher – the detailed instruction, the infusion of philosophy, the feeling of safety, the energy of the rest of the group – it can be downright magical.
Alas, it can also be pretty time-consuming. Of course we should all make room in our schedule...Read More
"Must be nice to have all that time for yoga!" Heard that one before? Maybe from your mom, your brother, your girlfriend…or maybe from yourself. Chances are someone, at some point, has tried to make you feel guilty for devoting time to your practice.
So what’s the guilt all about?
Our society, of course, is fast-paced, product-oriented, and anti-rela...Read More
Touched for the Very First Time
I dabbled in yoga for years before it truly got me. A packed class in a university gym turned me off; a great Iyengar studio was too far from my apartment to commit; shoulder stand freaked me out. Frankly, I kind of hated the whole thing, and yet I kept coming back.
Eventually I found myself attending a Yin Yoga class ...Read More