Category Archives: Weight Training with Yoga

February 4: Weight Lifting as a Compliment to Yoga (Vol I)

Strength training can compliment and be informed by a yoga practice. Weight lifting can help overcome asana obstacles, especially for arm balance and power oriented postures. If you find yourself struggling with a particular asana or a particular type of … 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 18: Fifteen Minute Fix (Vol II: Made for Runners)

Runners, save your legs by applying this Fifteen Minute Fix immediately after a run. It is tempting to skip a post-run stretch.  As a personal trainer, I encourage my clients to embrace a quick asana sequence as a vital part … 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 5: Churning the Sacred Fire

Yoga Philosophy: The second limb of yoga is Niyama.  Niyama means “rules” or “laws.” The five niyamas describe the type of rules we should place on ourselves. They are the code of conduct we hold ourselves to in order for … Continue reading

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