Asana, Yoga off the mat

Practice tip: What support is needed?

When I started learning about therapeutic yoga from Susi Hately, I noticed this question was coming up a lot. What support is needed? What is the support that would create enough safety to move with ease, to have less pain, to relax, and to reveal what’s possible? I often find that I don’t know. But… Continue reading Practice tip: What support is needed?

Asana, Meditation, Pranayama

Fresh Take Friday: Listening to Your Body

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

Asana

Fine Tune Your Savasana Props

Sometimes it feels like using props is cheating, doesn't it? That may be partly because too often we hear language that suggests that props are for people who can't do "the full pose". This sort of phrasing makes it sound like different versions of a pose are less than (they're not!), and that it's possible… Continue reading Fine Tune Your Savasana Props

Asana, Meditation

Fine Tune Your Savasana: Obstacles

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