The following blog from www.svastha.net/blog nicely sums up what the yoga practice is….
Unsung Yoginis and Yogis
Why do you Practice Yoga?
Whatever reason brings you to the mat is ultimately a good reason, whether it be a bad back, to relieve stress, to increase flexibility, to get away from the kids, or even if you go just to check out the hot chicks in their lulu’s in the studio. It doesn’t really matter what brings you to the mat, as long as you can be honest about it.
The best thing about yoga is that it meets where ...Continue Reading →
Let Go Letting Go – Yoga is about self-acceptance, not self-improvement.
Have been contemplating lately about the concept of “letting go” – it seems on the surface so very simple, and in some ways, it may be, but really what are really letting go of?
I have been doing work over the past four years with the Continue Reading →
First there was the nine-day Inner Journey Facilitation Training in Gore, VA. It was intense to say the least, but so useful. I learned a lot about where patterning behaviours come from, how to be truly present for someone in need, the Chinese Five Elements and so much more. To be truthful, I think I am still digesting ...Continue Reading →
Generally, I love/need routine and order in my life (I don’t even like messy hair on me) – but also enjoy a break from it.
Still happily teaching my classes at Adi Shesha Yoga Zone and some corporate/privates, but taking some time to make family/friends a little more important.
The Ottawa community is blessed by many wonderful yoga teachers. My friend Tania Frechette at www.yogaland.ca is certainly worthy of praise,
Though she is small in stature she is mighty in spirit. She is not afraid to go after what she wants, try new things and moreso, she also knows when it is time to leave and move on to make space for something greater. ...Continue Reading →
Naming Conventions. Small pet peeve.
I have been signed up with a variety of different yoga video web sites (myyogonline, yogaglo) and I have a small irritation with the way classes are described. They do not seem to respect the different styles of yoga and what that will mean in terms of the actual type of practice. In particular the use of the word “restorative” and ...Continue Reading →
This is about the realities of yoga as a profession. I have been teaching now for about ten years, and teaching full time since the start of 2008. This post is not intended to complain or whine, but to inform about my perspective of the life of a yoga teacher.
This, obviously, is just an outline of my reality; (think Mr. Spock here) and that I can’t speak for everyone. I can only speak from my experience and from what I’ve heard from fellow peers/colleagues.
This is a ...Continue Reading →
Have you ever heard of yoga being described as a body-mind practice, or that it links the body and mind together?
From my own personal study and practice, I am having doubts about this description.
Mind is part of the body, and the body also makes up the mind so they are indeed interlinked.Continue Reading →