Archive for the ‘Yoga for Stress’ 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 […]


Lately, this yogini has been wandering through the fog of an eventful season.  The Spring has unfolded with the promise of a new record for Ellery (my singer/songwriter life), and that promise has brought with it an immense amount of excitement, anticipation, intimidation, and stress.   (This emotional cocktail is par for the course in […]


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 […]


     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, […]