Archive for the ‘Breath and Breathing’ Category

:: Continued from Tuesday September 8 :: Though I took in the practice’s significance that July morning, I was on a course.  I had designed a strict fitness regimen for our month away, and I confess that the idea of altering it to include more Yoga didn’t even cross my mind.a In mid-August, for no […]


:: Continued from Monday September 7 :: There are few certainties in my life.  A very, very, few.  And I confess that it strikes me as odd that Yoga is one of them.  (It’s had a nearly absurd longevity considering my background and random inclinations… But it keeps proving itself, so I keep listening.) As […]


The last many months have swelled by, demanding a return to the MergeYoga-sphere with a blog in three parts. So here we are friends, and here we go: This Spring we toured and wrote for a new Ellery record; in the Summer we recorded it.  The month of August was then a strange gestation period: […]


     I’ve been reading a lot lately about being Whole.  Some describe it as fulfillment, contentment, peace, inner-ease, etc…  I think it’s all of these things, and I wrap them all up in the idea of  being present. The present moment is literally the only one in which we can be anything, do anything.   It’s the only moment […]


     In my non-Yoga-Teaching life, I’m a singer/songwriter.  My Yoga practice has been a vital help to my career in many ways, not the least of which is controlling the anxiety that comes before important or unusual shows.      If you too find yourself trying to get your relaxation on before a performance, […]


     Just got a twitter (tweet?) from a friend, asking for stretches he can do after a long car ride. Because of my work with Ellery, I spend a great deal of time in a vehicle — and I’ve had to adapt Yoga in really fun ways for van life and for post-road-trip circumstances.  […]


Over the last week, I’ve been corresponding with a good friend about my journey with Yoga: How I started, what kept me going, etc.   In the process, I realized that I’d never quite articulated the story before — And it captures a good deal of what’s important to me now as a teacher.  (Go […]