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

Fine Tune Your Savasana: Tension

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


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

Asana, Meditation, Pranayama

Fine Tune Your Savasana: Breath

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. Let me know how this goes. What do you notice when you work with… Continue reading Fine Tune Your Savasana: Breath