Mudras and all their Surprising Health Benefits

Mudras and all their Surprising Health Benefits

What is a Mudra and Why You Should Care? Has your yoga teacher ever asked you to put your thumb tip against your index finger and rest that on the lap either facing up or down?  He or she may have even told you that you were practicing Gyana or Chin Mudra, also known...
Modern Yoga Mixing Old Ways With New Understandings

Modern Yoga Mixing Old Ways With New Understandings

My Yoga Does Not Look Like This! I remember when I was first trained as a yoga teacher 7 years ago being surprised by the fact that Yoga was originally developed for teenage boys training to be monks. Over time I really came to understand how important that fact is...
Yoga’s Tools to Build Resilience Might Surprise You

Yoga’s Tools to Build Resilience Might Surprise You

What Brought You to the Yoga Mat? If I took a poll at my yoga classes that I teach in person or online, I would guess that 60 percent of the students want to feel better in their bodies and 25 percent want to feel better in their psyche including mental, emotional and...
When Stress Becomes Anxiety!

When Stress Becomes Anxiety!

Being a Teacher is Stressful in Normal Times But 2019/2020 has been anything but normal with COVID19. Studies are showing that stress is on the rise for many in the teaching profession.  I really can relate.  When I posted on Facebook this 14-year-old picture of me...
Breathing Well Because Your Health Depends On It

Breathing Well Because Your Health Depends On It

“Take Care of the Exhale, the Inhale will Take Care of Itself!”  ​How is your breathing?  Do you feel like you are struggling to get a breath of air?  When you inhale, are you feeling it in your chest, your rib cage, your abdomen, or all three? Do you...
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