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”

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”

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”

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”

What I’m teaching…Enlightenment is everywhere

Love this clip!  A beautiful illustration of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 1.2: Yogas citta vrtti nirodhah The restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga The entire outside world is based on your thoughts and mental attitude.  The entire world is your own projection.  Your values may change within a fraction of a second…If you feelContinue reading “What I’m teaching…Enlightenment is everywhere”

Yoga media…

Yoga Dork recently posted the trailer for the latest of the many yoga documentaries and it got me thinking…yoga and the media.   Not sure how I feel.  While I’ve learned a lot about yoga’s history and evolution and was exposed to many styles, traditions and teachers through watching these films…I am still undecided as toContinue reading “Yoga media…”

My home practice…once upon a headstand

My first real yoga “injury” happened earlier this year in a headstand (sirsasana I). I had just started practicing the posture in the middle of the room, so when my teacher cued the pose in class, I was excited for more practice.  I was a few breaths in when I lost my balance and almostContinue reading “My home practice…once upon a headstand”

If the chakras could speak…

What are the chakras? The word chakra is Sanskrit for wheel.  The chakras are wheel-like spinning energy centers in the subtle body.  The 7 main chakras are aligned along the spinal column. It is believed that blocked energy in the chakras  leads to imbalance and illness (physiological, psychological, emotional, and spiritual) so it’s important to keep this energy flowing freely byContinue reading “If the chakras could speak…”