100 Days of Yoga – Day 4 – Body and Mind Connection

4/100 ~ Body/Mind Connection. I want to introduce this concept early in my 100-day project because it is such an important part of cultivating a healing yoga practice. The word YOGA is a Sanskrit word that means union or yoke. Think of all these parts as a whole: body...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 2 – Mountain Pose

2/100 ~ Mountain Pose (Tadasana) I also call this “Starbucks pose” because you can hold it while you wait in line for your coffee. This simple posture is a strong and powerful pose. Compare my relaxed stance in the photo on the right to my mountain pose...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 1 – The Breath

Welcome to Day 1 of my “100 Days of Yoga” project. When we become familiar with a practice of any kind, it’s easy to become oblivious to the routine of it. For instance, once we learn to drive, we don’t consciously have to think about pressing...

May we somehow be of service

“We rise by lifting others.”  ~ Robert Ingersoll My daughter and I took a little road trip last weekend and headed for Sedona as an early birthday celebration for me. It’s tradition for us to bless our road trips before we pull out of the driveway,...

The other side of surrender

It’s said that we teach what we need to learn, so carrying the same theme for the yoga classes I lead throughout the week has been a great way for me to grow. I’ll introduce the theme in my Tuesday evening class and by the time I reach my Friday morning practice, I’m...