Tag Archive for: yoga

Seven Years of Ashtanga Yoga

Reflections on 7 years of Ashtanga Yoga, a mindful movement practice that heals the body, purifies the mind, and prepares the practitioner for the stillness of meditation.

Six Years of Ashtanga Yoga

In year six, the evolution of an Ashtanga yoga practice and the difficulties faced amidst a pandemic creates opportunities for insight and wisdom.

Five Years of Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga offers a unique opportunity to connect with inner experience, providing a blank canvas upon which our dispositions, mental and emotional patterns, and behavioral traits come into stark relief.

The Eight Limbs of Yoga

Yoga is an "eightfold path to enlightenment" described in Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, of which asana (or physical postures) is only one element.

Four Years of Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga

2019 marked year five which you can read about here. 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…

Yoga Asana: A Moving Mindfulness Practice

For many people in the US, yoga is a wonderful and accessible entryway into the mindfulness and meditative practices.

A Secular Sacred Space

Creating a sacred and protected space for a formal mindfulness practice helps us drop in and keep returning again and again.

Ashtanga Yoga for Mental Health

Ashtanga Yoga may be a particularly helpful complimentary approach to managing addictions, depression and anxiety, enhancing the benefits of psychotherapy and / or psychopharmacology.