Hatha Yoga’s edge in exercise.

Hatha Yoga’s edge in exercise.

What do we want? Toned tushies! When do we want them? Now! Thus, we go to the gym and do squat after squat after squat…. Oh, yay. Let’s change it up. Lunge for eight, seven, six… that is an interesting shade of blonde… five, four… need to pick up broccoli… three, two…...
Yoga isn’t exercise. Here’s why I’m wrong.

Yoga isn’t exercise. Here’s why I’m wrong.

Yogas chitta vritti nirodha. Yoga is the quieting of the fluctuations of the mind. -Yoga Sutras 1:2.                 I can almost hear Patanjali… Did I stutter??? Nowhere in that statement do we see anything about core, quads, hamstrings, or the body at all! In fact,...
Drishti: from the outward to the inward gaze.

Drishti: from the outward to the inward gaze.

The first time we attend a hatha yoga class we may feel overwhelmed. Okay, that is a bit of an understatement. There is a lot going on. First of all, we are in a new place trying to learn our way around. We second-guess where we lay down our yoga mat, concerned we...
Inversions: Turning your yoga practice upside-down!

Inversions: Turning your yoga practice upside-down!

My home yoga practice began when I was twelve-years-old and I read about this new-fangled exercise routine in my mother’s Redbook magazine. There were probably about three poses listed. One of them, of course, was adho mukha svanasana, the infamous downward-facing dog...