April 28, 2016

Pose of the Month: Vriksasana-Tree

In exploring a month of growth, the natural fit for the pose of the month is Vriksasana, or Tree pose. Balance postures are natural places to explore growth in not only the physical body, they allow exploration of growth in the breath and the quieting of the mind as well. […]
April 21, 2016

Yogi Reads April 2016

Any time that I am feeling lost, or untethered, I often turn to my safe spaces: yoga and/or books. They so often bring me grounding and comfort. In this month of growth, a great book to turn to is one that explores the foundations of the practice of yoga. This […]
April 14, 2016

Growth through Meditation: Quieting the Mind to Protect and Prolong the Brain

According to a recent study by Innes and Selfe (2014), Alzheimer’s disease is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Those of us who have had a family member or loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, know the effects these diseases have on the […]
April 8, 2016

Growth through Breath: Ujjayi Breath

  Sometimes when we think of the word “Growth” there is an immediate rush to judgement.  The impending sense that we ‘should’ be doing or accomplishing a certain thing.  That we should be at a certain point, or in a particular way. One of the beautiful things to remind ourselves, […]
March 31, 2016

The Yamas Part 5 – Aparigraha, “Nonposessiveness”

We come to the conclusion of our exploration of the Yamas, the Yogic “don’ts” with a look at Aparigraha, or Nonposessiveness.  When I first thought of this week’s topic, I thought of a quote from Fight Club which says, “The things you own end up owning you,” a concept at […]