When practicing hatha yoga you learn to realize the balance between laboring and allowing for depth in your body. It is a good thing to challenge and push your body’s edge to find new sensation of opening and engagement. Sometimes, this is how you grow, change and heal your body. However, other times, when things don’t seem to be shifting as you challenge that edge, what your body needs is ...Read More →
Oh dear….it’s time discuss the famous phrase ‘lock the knee.’ The phrase that has delivered the hot yoga community countless bouts of scorn and criticism. In my opinion it is the most misunderstood and misinterpreted concept in hot yoga classes today. So misunderstood, actually, that I try to use many different ways of explaining it when I’m teaching as often as I can to help ...Read More →
Let’s take some time to imagine a scene: You open your eyes in the morning after a nights sleep. The first thing you see is the color green… lots and lots of green. The green of the thousands and thousands of leaves of the tropical rainforest just outside your window. You hear so many different birds’ songs, and even the spooky, dissonant wail of a howler monkey high up in ...Read More →
It was my last year of college at Colorado State University and my time to make a decision about what I was going to do post-bachelor’s degree was running out. I had expected that by this point, I would have a clear drive and inspiration as to what I wanted to study in post-graduate work and exactly what I was striving for. I didn’t….
We recently stumbled upon a discussion with Yetta McGovern at the Yoga Curious blog about how to practice yoga while suffering from Plantar fasciitis. The first respondent from the evolation collective hadn’t had a personal experience of the problem, but after talking to one of the senior yoga teachers, and leader at our immersion teacher training, we realized there was ...Read More →
It’s that familiar time again: standing with feet together, feeling a little bit nervous, a little bit excited, and ready…
Every Hot and Warm yoga class in an evolation yoga studio has an opening breathing exercise, pranayama deep breathing, that helps you kick start your physical body, warm up, and start the class with a focus on the most important factor of your practice: the breath.
So many things ...Read More →
Teachers often discuss going to your ‘edge’ in hatha yoga classes. This can seem like a simple cue, but really, what does it mean and why should you want to go there?
Hatha yoga is a very challenging practice which requires much awareness and focus. Simply on the physical side of things, each asana can seem extremely complicated, detailed, and the perfection of it perpetually just out of reach. To some ...Read More →