Category Archives: Self Help

February 5: Bliss (The way of the solo practice Vol I.)

It’s amazing how far you can travel without leaving your yoga mat. Asana Practice: I just spent the last two hours on an epic asana journey. Alone in a dark house, moving through subtle energy, listening to the Desert Dwellers … Continue reading

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February 2: Mythology and the Evolution of Asana

A momentary glance at yoga in the West… As the world shrinks and common mythologies become antiquated, asana takes on new dimension. During the time of our ancient ancestors, we lived among small numbers of people, and while the cosmos … Continue reading

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January 30: The ART of Yoga

As you rest in the gentle pulse of observation, focus your mind on willful elegance. The more you accept yourself as a soul, playing the role of being YOU, the greater your access to creative expression, and the finer your … Continue reading

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January 26: Patterned Response (Type A v. The Sloth)

Don’t give in to your patterns. Asana Practice: Ask yourself, are you the type of person who gives up too easily, or do you tend to over-work?  Today, notice your pattern and do the opposite. I am typically an over-worker.  … Continue reading

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January 12: Never Stop Exploring

Whether you are traveling the globe or standing on your mat, remain curious and aware for around every corner is a new discovery. Asana Practice: My wrist injury prevents me from putting any weight on my right hand.  Therefore, I’m … Continue reading

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January 9: Create Your Own Sunshine

Its one of those rare bleak days in Boulder, Colorado so I decided to create my own sunshine.  Today’s asana practice was very solar— high energy, power oriented, with upbeat music. Lesson Learned: Whenever you need to brighten your day … Continue reading

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January 8: Being True to Your Heart

Honoring your heart takes courage.  Whether that means sharing your truth in the face of a loved one’s discomfort, or holding strong when the wave of a deep hip opener surges your body with emotion…listening to this internal guru can … Continue reading

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January 6: Honoring the Body

Our bodies communicate to us.  The trick is learning which messages are true and which messages are deceptions.  Pain and discomfort are interesting messengers.  As an athlete, it is important to learn which variety of pain means STOP, and which … Continue reading

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January 4: The Key to the Heart is Found in Mysterious Places

When in doubt I start my practice dancing.  Whether I’m tired, hyper, full of food, tight, or sore, one of my favorite ways to start doing yoga is by shaking my booty.  I recommend dancing as a start to most … Continue reading

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January 3: Distilling Distractability with Distraction

Heavy dreams last night and a busy morning had me awake shortly before my alarm went off.  The day was what I like to refer to as a “natural caffeine” day, one where I’m careful to  provide calming substances such … Continue reading

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