Padmasana: sitting in meditation

Padmasana: sitting in meditation

The lotus flower is a powerful symbol in yoga, as well as Hinduism and Buddhism. The roots of the lotus flower are actually in the soil of a body of water. Like any flower, the lotus flower is attracted to the sunlight. The leaves make their way up through the mud and...
Focus on Vasisthasana.

Focus on Vasisthasana.

The first time I encountered Vasisthasana it was under the guise of a side plank. I remember this occasion well. I was 22 and working out in my apartment complex’s tiny gym, my fitness magazine with its Tone Your Abs with Yoga! punch-out cards in hand. I didn’t have a...
Don’t just lie there…. Practice Savasana!

Don’t just lie there…. Practice Savasana!

I taught on a college campus my first year as a yoga teacher. My classes were around lunchtime and early evening when most people were wrapping up for the day. Although many of my students appreciated Savasana and found it relaxing, many displayed one of two...
The trouble with triangles.

The trouble with triangles.

Do you remember learning to draw shapes when you were five-years-old? Yeah, me neither, but for the sake of conversation, let’s pretend for a moment that we do. Squares were not too bad. I mean, it was like drawing a house. There were two walls, a floor, and a flat...