My Yoga studies are evolvingI've gotten tired of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, to be incredibly honest, and I'm looking to other paths to the practice to reinspire me, and fill out what I've learned in the last couple years of Sutra studies.  Don't get me wrong, the Sutras are important...

I often don't know what I'm going to write to you these Monday mornings until I sit down at my computer and start typing. I try to wake up with an idea, but inspiration isn't always at my bedside.I suppose it might be if I...

Accidental Monday morning soundtrackThis morning I woke up, as I usually do on Mondays, wondering what I was going to write for my newsletter today. I wound up with a song in my head. You know the one that goes "put a little love in...

The History of Yoga and Why I'm not a YogiI'm a yoga practitioner and a yoga teacher but I am not a yogi. Let me tell you why with a bit of the history of yoga.First, Sutra StudiesMy friend Mayuko and I meet up on Zoom,...

DistractionsI wonder how many things are going on around you at this very moment? How focused is your attention on reading these words?Do you feel like you really have the time to be doing this, or perhaps there are a line of impatient thoughts waiting...

Overthinking I was having a chat with a neighbor friend of mine the other day about overthinking. About how decisions seems harder to make because of all the thinking, considering one choice and all the potential ramifications and then another and another. It's actually a pretty...

Yoga Prop ExcitementThis past week brought all kinds of excitement in yoga prop land. I had conversations with some friends/students/practitioners about how useful the wall is in asana practice and other friends/students/practitioners have acquired new props or inquired about which ones to buy.All these happenings have made...

Prakrti & The GunasYoga philosophy holds that all things in nature (nature: prakrti) are in a constant state of change. Specifically, this system says that everything is a mix of the three gunas with the proportions arranging and rearranging forever.The three gunas are rajas, tamas, and sattva. To put it simply, rajas is activity...

I wonder if you've noticed any differences in your life from before you were practicing yoga to now. Has your practice changed things for you in any way? Does it show up for you outside of the time you spend on your mat? Is Yoga a...