What the Yoga Sutras reveal about nature of yoga Yoga beginners often tell me I'm not flexible enough to do yoga or I need to get in shape first. In the West, we’ve come to think of yoga as synonymous with the practice (or sometimes performance) of physical postures and the development of super-human flexibility,… Continue reading What is Yoga?
Happy Friday, yogis. Today, we're taking a fresh look at some of the cues that come up around the idea of listening to your body in your postural yoga practice. What is the right way to do this pose? Rather than looking at alignment "rules", I like to go back to look at yoga philosophy… Continue reading Fresh Take Friday: Listening to Your Body
One of the things we may notice when we do Savasana (Corpse Pose or supine relaxation) or any embodiment practice is physical tension. Getting still and quiet, and increasing your awareness of your body can make those sensations particularly salient. It can be very frustrating when you notice how much tension you have or how… Continue reading Fine Tune Your Savasana: Tension
When we work in Savasana (Corpse Pose) - or do any relaxation or meditation practice - we can come up against obstacles pretty quickly. Examples might be pain, restlessness, turbulent thoughts, difficulty with the breath, chaos in our environment, or anything else that seems to disrupt our attention or our ability to remain still. While… Continue reading Fine Tune Your Savasana: Obstacles
Here's one approach to working with the breath in Savasana, or supine relaxation. This can be done in any relaxing and supported position. You don't have to lie on your back if there's another position that works better for you. https://videopress.com/v/WbDZQjsO?controls=false&preloadContent=metadata Let me know how this goes. What do you notice when you work with… Continue reading Fine Tune Your Savasana: Breath