My home practice…Yoga with a belly Part 1-Some common questions, answered

Keeping up or starting a yoga practice during pregnancy has numerous benefits and just plain feels amazing (particularly the side bends…oooooh so lovely!).  However, there are some questions that commonly come up for practitioners regarding the safety vs. danger of certain types of poses during these wondrous 40 weeks. Thought I’d share some great articles answering what areContinue reading “My home practice…Yoga with a belly Part 1-Some common questions, answered”

Pregnancy and Ayurveda

Ayurveda (the science of life) Ayurveda (Ayur = life,Veda = science or knowledge) is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in India.  Providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and the proper use of our senses, Ayurveda views health as the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind,Continue reading “Pregnancy and Ayurveda”

What I’m teaching…Utkatasana

Yesterday, I posted about the benefits of squats.  Largely directed to any pregnant ladies who might have been reading, my post should have mentioned that the deep squat can prove beneficial to ALL women and men at any age, pregnant or otherwise. Today I want to share some info on another type of squat, very common in theContinue reading “What I’m teaching…Utkatasana”

What I’m teaching…Remain neutral

It’s so amazing how you can be at just the right place at the exact right time.  I caught a few minutes of the View the other afternoon on a break at work.  Paulina Pinsky, daughter of the famous addiction specialist “Dr. Drew” and former figure skater, was on the couch opening up about herContinue reading “What I’m teaching…Remain neutral”

My home practice: Having a dog is a lot like yoga

Last fall, we adopted a dog.  I’ve always wanted to have a dog and after fostering one a few years ago, we made the decision to walk into the North Shore Animal League on Long Island and we walked out with Lui.  In the harsh winter months since we got him, I have realized that having aContinue reading “My home practice: Having a dog is a lot like yoga”

What I’m teaching…Viparyaya

viparyaya विपर्यय reversed, inverted, perverse, contrary to, unreal cognition, indiscrimination, perverse cognition, wrong knowledge, misconception, incorrect knowing, not seeing clearly Sutra 1.8  mithyajnanam atadrupa pratistham- Misconception occurs when knowledge of something is not based upon its true form. I was walking my dog last night. It was dark. We approached a mountainous pile of leaf-filled garbage bags.  Continue reading “What I’m teaching…Viparyaya”

What I’m teaching…Seek inspiration

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person byContinue reading “What I’m teaching…Seek inspiration”

The Master Shift…12.12.12

On December 12, 2012 at exactly the same moment, the entire world will be uniting in a global meditation to uplift humanity and bring about a positive shift as we enter a new age. Save the date!  Wednesday, 12/12/12 @ 9:30pm.  We will be led on a 30 minute group meditation. It’s only 30 minutes of yourContinue reading “The Master Shift…12.12.12”

My home practice…not very bendy

So…I had some photos taken yesterday at Lululemon Athletica Manhasset sporting their new line of yoga gear.  The photos will be used for product notifications throughout the month.  I’ll also be teaching a few of their free Sunday classes in December along with other teachers from Vitality.  Fun stuff! What occurred to me as I was onContinue reading “My home practice…not very bendy”