The Purpose of Yoga

The Purpose of Yoga

In class I’ve started reading (again…last time was around 2002) from Erich Schiffmann’s inspiring and profound book, Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness. On the page just inside the cover, the very first two sentences of the book are “The purpose of...
Sacral chakra

Sacral chakra

Some months ago I wrote (Part 1 and Part 2) about the root chakra at the pelvic floor and specifically how it can be used, or really how the idea of it can be used and manipulated with the mind and intention, to effect shifts in the physical and energy bodies. That...
Do Your Least Favorite Pose(s)!

Do Your Least Favorite Pose(s)!

Do you have a least-favorite pose? Or worse, one that you actively hate and avoid at all costs? Or that you cringe when I or your teacher guides it in class? If so, consider yourself normal. If you don’t, consider yourself a deep and experienced yogini or yogi… or...

“How Do I know if I’m Doing It Right?”

Most of you reading this article know that the “pose of the year” in my classes has been Triangle Pose, trikonasana. To describe it simply, it’s a leg- and hamstring-opening and -strengthening, pelvis-opening and -stabilizing, core-strengthening standing twist. Since...