The Benefit of Yoga: Breathing into the Space between “F*ck this” & “I Quit.”

The Benefit of Yoga: Breathing into the Space between “F*ck this” & “I Quit.”

Found this article and love it. Thought I would share it with you all. *Warning: Adult Language Ahead!* ~ There I was, standing in the face of challenge, dripping with sweat—and for the first time in my life, I did nothing. I didn’t quit. I didn’t get angry, although my mind tried to create anger. I [...]

Unlocking Ashtanga Yoga: How to Find your Bandhas

Unlocking Ashtanga Yoga: How to Find your Bandhas

As we go through our yoga practice, we hear a lot about bandhas. We start to have something of an idea of what they are—-these physical and energetic locks that we’re meant to hold throughout our practice. Still, they’re ruddy difficult and knowing how to find your bandhas in the first place can take some experimentation. [...]

Yoga Therapy & Physical Therapy

Yoga Therapy & Physical Therapy

Yoga Therapy vs. Physical Therapy Physical Therapists are body only therapists. They go through extensive schooling to learn protocols to help with all areas of human muscular/structural dysfunction. Everyday they rehab patient’s painful hips, dysfunctional shoulders, back pain etc. They also often have physical manipulation skills. They can perform passive techniques to help muscle relax. [...]

What is Yoga & the 8 limbs?

What is Yoga & the 8 limbs?

What is Yoga & the 8 limbs? Yoga is about finding balance.  Finding a balance in your life.  Yoga literally means “to yoke,” translated into today’s term it means “to union.”  Yoga’s foundation is about creating a union between your mind, body, and spirit.  Just know that our “yogic/blissful/balanced/unionized state” already lives inside of us, [...]

Trauma Sensitive Tantra Hatha Yoga is for EVERYONE!

Trauma Sensitive Tantra Hatha Yoga is for EVERYONE!

First, trauma sensitive yoga is for EVERYONE. I strongly suggest all yoga instructors (advanced instructors or not) learn about how to teach a trauma sensitive class, regardless of the demographics. It will help you become a better instructor. Trauma lives in our body. It is a physical thing that has psychological effects. This past weekend [...]