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Holiday Practice Tips

As if life isn’t hectic enough – here comes the holiday hoopla. Extended family, holiday shopping,...

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Why We Need More Than One Teacher

Modern Ashtanga tradition holds that students should only have one teacher. In my experience this has been a...

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Three Things I'm Thankful For...

If I had to choose just three things in the yoga realm that I am grateful for this year, these would be the ones!

I...

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What I Heard in Silence : Takeaways from a Silent Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Richard and Mary
  1. “There" is Wherever You Are

We’ve all been there – If I could just X, then I would have Y. If I...

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Jumping Back with Blocks

Transitions are without a doubt one of the most challenging parts of a yoga practice. They build heat...

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Ashtanga 101: FAQ

So do I practice every single day? What if I don’t feel well?

This is actually such a common question that I...

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Ashtanga 101: Take Rest

This post was co-written with Cory Bryant.

What if I told you that there was one single most important pose in your...

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Ashtanga 101 : Dialing it Back

Here’s a warning: A lot comes up in the first year of an Ashtanga practice. Physically, mentally, emotionally,...

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Ashtanga 101 : Etiquette

Now that you’ve learned your sun salutations, let’s talk about the etiquette of Ashtanga. I encourage...

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Ashtanga 101: Welcome to Ashtanga

Here’s the truth: Starting an Ashtanga practice is hard. Yoga is often misrepresented as being all happy...

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Jumping Into and Out of Bhujapidasana

In Ashtanga the way we get into and out of poses matters as much as the pose itself.

Transitions keep us focused....

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Fly Like a Peacock : Mayurasana tips

 Mayurasana is part of the challenging arm balancing section of second series. Intermediate series has periodic...

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Practicing with a Wrist Injury

Here is my modified sun salutation. I always try to incorporate what the PT tells me into my practice. I also like to...

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How to Overcome Barriers to Practice

Let's face it, we all have them.

Recently I've polled Ashtanga practitioners on what their most common barriers are...

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Keeping On

Today marks the beginning of my third month in Encinitas. And, so far (as I should perhaps have expected somehow,...

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Learning Janu Sirsasana C

Janu Sirsasana C is one of the most challenging poses of Primary Series. It's very confusing and scary to new...

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