This week I'm challenging myself and my students to release the expectation of bliss and embrace honesty. Meet yourself where you are on your mat - with wonder and wobbles, imperfections, strengths and woes.
MANDALA - A SPIRITUAL AND RITUAL SYMBOL IN HINDUISM AND BUDDHISM, REPRESENTING THE UNIVERSE. Mandala yoga sequences flow in a circle, building a moving moving meditation in the tradition of mandala art.
Yoga teachers regularly tell student to, “set an intention.” But what shows up on the mat with us is often a heap of unorganized thoughts from outside the studio. This week in classes, think of refining your intention like piecing together a puzzle.
Yogis used to believe we each had a certain amount of breaths in our lifetime. Somehow we were born with a pre-allotted number of inhales and exhales. Through yoga practice the yogis lengthened out their breaths, creating longer, fuller, more complete lives.
This quote from Guy Gavriel Kay inspires me to take "wrong" turns. Maybe wander a little today. On your mat in yoga practice, in meditation, the grocery story, everyday life, driving...wherever. Stretch outside the box...
I created “Brainstand” in the style of “Flight,” my yoga + planes collection, as an inspired look at different aspects of yoga and the mind. As a neurology nerd, I am enthralled by the brain and its complex functions. From mental body maps to the amygdala’s fight-or-flight response to neuroplacticity (yes, you can change your [...]