Category: Yoga

Incremental Progress

When working toward a goal, I think many people under-rate incremental progress.  Really, there aren’t many things in life that have an actual deadline, so as long as you make incremental progress, who really cares how long something takes to…

What Impossible Thing Can You Try For A Week?

A week ago I started “trying” to practice handstands in the middle of the room.  I have worked for years to have the strength and muscle awareness for this pose, and am very proficient at the wall, but I was…

When The Wall Becomes A Crutch

I distinctly remember the first time I did a handstand as an adult.  It was 2005 and I was in a workshop with a very well-known celebrity yoga teacher.  It was my first time taking a class with ANY teacher…

More Laughs

There are two questions I always get asked when I show people the marketing brochure for our Asana Diagnostics yoga videos.  The first is “Is that your teacher?!!!” and the second is “Can you do all those poses?!!!” The answer…

Laugh Along

There have been many studies that have proven laughter is good for us.  It lowers our stress level and even boosts our immune system.  There are some people that practice what they call “Laugh Yoga” who gather together and instead…

Kurm-Hanuman!!!

One of the many things I love about how I practice yoga is that it is fun.  I know some people need a disciplined practice where the poses are all laid out for them and everything is very serious, but…

Birthday Scorpion

Today is my birthday!  Yay!!! Amber, my yoga teacher, is helping me celebrate my birthday by “playing” with me yesterday and today.  We’ve been Skyping regularly since I moved to Texas for the winter, so this is the first time…

Ball Workout

Yesterday I talked about ab strength and working core muscles.  I’m by no means a trained fitness instructor, but I can tell you a few things from my own experience. Not all ab exercises have the same benefit and you…

Firefly

My younger sister Stephanie just started a new workout program.  She sent me a message saying that she couldn’t do the ab exercises and wanted to know if weak abs was genetic.  I assured her that our genetics were just…

Wild Thing

There’s a cool yoga pose called “Wild Thing” that I first saw on the cover of the Yoga Journal magazine about 6 years ago.  I still have that picture because I wanted to be able to do that someday. It’s…