Four Years of Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga

Every year I reflect on my practice. It all started when I was asked to write about it for my yoga shala's blog. I figured it might be helpful to look back and see what I've discovered along the way and to share these discoveries with others, should they consider taking the journey as well. … Continue reading Four Years of Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga

Finding Your Seat: Choosing a Meditation Posture

One of the most common questions I get from clients and students regarding meditation is about posture. We can get very caught up in wanting to do things “right”, so its not surprising that this quickly becomes an issue in the practice. As far as I know (at the time of this writing), there aren’t … Continue reading Finding Your Seat: Choosing a Meditation Posture

Yoga Asana: A Moving Mindfulness Practice

For many people in the US, yoga is a wonderful entryway into the mindfulness and meditative practices. The use of movement makes it very accessible to those of us who struggle with restlessness and difficulty concentrating. In fact, asana (body postures) is only the 3rd of 8 limbs of the entire practice of yoga. They were intended to prepare the body and mind for meditation. … Continue reading Yoga Asana: A Moving Mindfulness Practice

A Secular Sacred Space

The Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness Peace Pod is a secular, sacred space. Most meditation and yoga teachers will tell you that it is important to reserve a special space for regular practice. It doesn’t have to be big or fancy – it could be a corner of your living room. It doesn’t even have to … Continue reading A Secular Sacred Space

Cultivating a Sustainable Practice

At Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness, we offer a number of 8 -week courses in mindfulness and this is a helpful way to provide some structure, motivation and accountability within which a fledgling practice might take flight. New practitioners often feel grateful for and full of wonder at what they discover – even if its just a few … Continue reading Cultivating a Sustainable Practice