Posts

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

Here in the US it's easy for us to think that yoga is just a bunch of postures, because that's what many mainstream classes focus on. But did you know that yoga offers much more than just a physical practice? Ashtanga is what the Indian…

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 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…

A Secular Sacred Space

The Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness Peace Pod, our practice room, 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…