I swim in fairly conservative waters during much of my life: I am a medical student and am becoming a more observant Jew. But I have pretty un-conservative hobbies: I practice yoga – at the evolation studio in Buffalo – AcroYoga, and contact improvisation. I envision that if I told my more conservative classmates, or Jewish friends, that I hold people up by my feet in AcroYoga they might think I am weird, ...Read More →
What does your yoga asana practice tell you? Each posture is an opportunity to become more aware of how you are feeling. What’s going on in your body that you are being sent subtle messages begging for attention?
From stiffness, to pain, to feeling tired we tend to overlook or ignore these sensations in our bodies that are messages that balance is lost between the physical body, the mind and our spirit or being. When we ignore these indicators they become ...Read More →
Since my daughter was born 3 years ago my yoga practice has dramatically changed. I used to take class mostly every day, never less than 5 times a week, for 6 years straight. With a child in my life this frequency has been reduced to maybe a couple of times a week. And now, with baby number two practicing yoga has become just a topic for daydreaming. It’s a bummer and also a blessing. ...Read More →
This month, one year ago – November 2012, I quit smoking and I’m really glad I succeeded in staying away from it because 40 years of puffing away was leaving me breathless. I don’t know which was worse, the smoking or in recent years the constant nagging in my head that I had to stop, but couldn’t.
When I started hot yoga I really had a hard time keeping up.Read More →
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You will reach thousands of interested readers and this could help you in your yoga teaching career, or simply deepen your own understanding of yoga as you get your thoughts ...Read More →
As the leaves were changing color this fall, a good majority of Americans were preparing for the NFL season opening game. The NFL players themselves were warming-up for the big day as well. For one team in particular, an important aspect of their training happens to be yoga.
The Seattle Seahawks first introduced hot yoga and meditation to their players as an optional form of activity several seasons ago. It became so popular and successful among the players last season that ...Read More →
The evolation hot yoga training in Santa Barbara ended on Sunday November 3rd, and the last couple of days I’ve been thinking of how I’m going to describe the training to friends here at home. This is my attempt to put into words the fabulous training I’ve experienced this past month.
First and foremost, it was a total immersion. We practiced yoga, discussed the mechanics of the various postures in the sequence, we took turns ...Read More →
As a yoga practitioner and teacher in our community, I often have the opportunity to talk to others about yoga. In many cases, people have never tried yoga and are curious about it. I am asked these questions with some regularity: “I was thinking about trying yoga- which class will I burn more calories in Hot, Warm or Flow? ...Read More →