Archive for the ‘Fatigue’ Category

:: 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: […]


Go with Winter.

24Feb09

     Last night, in the Astanga class I attend, we spent some extra time on backbends, which is fabulous.  After all, in the Astanga Primary Series, there’s a lot of forward folding — which means that back-bending can provide a very welcome counterbalance.        But here’s the thing.  My body clearly thinks I […]


So.  It’s been a difficult couple weeks, and as one might expect I’ve been seeing the hardship translate onto my Yoga mat. Since I’m sure I’m not the only one who faces difficult and/or frustrating circumstances, I’m just going to go for the topic.  Yoga + Frustration.   This season is a weird one for […]


     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 […]