As I walk into the studio at dawn, a sliver of moon is still visible, like a blessing. I’m empty. I ask myself the question I’ve come to associate with Viśvamitra, the question I ask during the Art of Flow yoga teacher training, and in yoga classes whenever I’m teaching Viśvamitrasana as the peak pose. The theme is tapas but…
What message does the scarlet macaw of Pavones have for us today?
The Spirit Animals of Pavones deck is an ongoing project, we’ll be posting about the meaning of each animal, along with drawings, as they each animal gets its final touches and votes of approval. In the meantime, here’s the first draft animals for the deck.
Aaron was a student in a past 200-hour yoga teacher certification program who attended with no intention of ever teaching yoga (he’s OK… Read more Beginner’s Mind: Why Less Experienced Yoga Students Make Better Yoga Teachers
A yoga practice worth its sweat teaches us about the laws of nature. One of these natural laws is that everything is connected. But what does that actually mean? Here’s a metaphor within yin yoga that provides a living example of environmental connectivity.
Donald Trump is a polarizing figure. His ratings are helped by his fearless off-the-cuff remarks and unpolished, impassioned speeches. Then he spends an inordinate amount of time on some variation of the phrase “that wasn’t my intention.” If only Donald Trump practiced yoga, he’d have some practice working on this.
Prior to becoming a yoga teacher, I somehow imagined my yoga teachers as ‘better’ human beings. They seemed so full… Read more Yoga in the Realities of the Western World
Here in Portland, Spring is in full bloom. The flowers are out, people have emerged from their winter hibernation, things… Read more Take Time
Yummy Yoga Using a focal point, a drishti, in a yoga practice is something that to a beginning student or… Read more Subtle Mind Drishti: How To Use Focal Points In Yoga