Call me crazy, but I get skeeved out over rolling my yoga mat. The mechanics seems natural, but, to me, the practice is ick. Not that I’m suggesting your yoga studios are anything but sparkling clean. I would never! And sure your feet carry enough tootsie tartar on their own [...]
By Tiffany Kell So if you want to make gains in flexibility, there’s an obvious option, right? You take up yoga. Well, maybe. Me and yoga? We’re complicated. When I started Project Bendypants, I committed to taking two classes of yoga a week, in addition to my regular daily home [...]
This post is by contributor Ben King, an Iraq War veteran who returned home in 2007. With his blog Armor Down, Ben began documenting his journey to finding relief from stress and physical discomfort through mindfulness and yoga. From armoring up his mind and body for war in the army [...]
Does holiday indulgence come with an extra helping of anxiety and shame? In response to fat speak in relation to food and exercise, and yes yoga, one yoga teacher wishes to send a different message of nourishment holiday season. Read her open letter to the yoga community below.
“If you want to learn how to hate yoga, then open a yoga studio” is a quote that I read in the comments of a YogaDork post earlier this afternoon.
I closed my bootstrapping little space in the wilds of Cleveland’s west side in March.
Imagine it: You are a concert pianist, performing for packed auditoriums in exotic international locales, reveling in the roar of applause, returning to the stage again and again for much-deserved curtain calls. You’ve worked tirelessly, countless hours each day for years to earn a place amongst the best in your profession.
I meet tons of people in my classes everyday and have the privilege of guiding their practices and watching them grow. A few weeks ago I met Susan, a 68-yr old woman who came to YogaWorks on a Groupon. Susan introduced herself and announced that she has a torn rotator cuff, scoliosis, and arthritis in her knee.
Perhaps you’ve had a similar experience to mine: you stumbled upon yoga, got hooked, and it changed your life for the better so much that you decided you’d become a yoga teacher.
“If practicing yoga makes me feel this peaceful, happy and together, “ you thought, “imagine what teaching yoga would feel like!”
On Bankruptcy, Humiliation and Going For What You Want: A Yoga Teacher’s Journey to Finding a Fresh Start
I’ve had a long, tumultuous relationship with yoga. We first met in the early 90s and were inseparable, until a misguided physical therapist told me yoga was bad for my neck (boy was he wrong). After going our separate ways, we reunited several years later and had a series of torrid on-again off-again affairs until about 10 years ago, when we finally settled down. Like any relationship, we’ve had our share of ups and downs, but things have improved since I learned to navigate the ‘downs.’ Perhaps the trickiest part of a relationship is when the initial burst of bliss and excitement is over and the mundane sets in – that is, when the honeymoon’s over.