Interoceptive Awareness and the Continuum of Embodiment - Creating Mindfulness in the Body

What does it mean to be embodied? And doesn’t yoga already take care of that? When we take a closer look, the answer might surprise us. Think of embodiment on a continuum. On one end we have exteroception, in the

Try This Short Yoga Standing Sequence Using Blocks

Blocks are instrumental in giving your body feedback. This short standing yoga sequence using blocks generates valuable proprioceptive awareness throughout the body as well as develops concentration from the constant feedback from the blocks. For this short standing sequence, you will

6 Office Yoga Poses for a Quick "Coffee" Break Pick-Me-Up

The dreaded eight-hour workday can slowly chip away at us. We’re exhausted before we even make it to our desk in the morning. We rely on caffeine hits to make it through our midday meetings. And by the time we

Gomukhasana Arms: A 5-Minute Yoga Hack for Your Shoulders

When I'm not practicing or teaching, I'm often sitting at my laptop, writing, answering emails, doing everything that studio administration, blog posts, and finishing the instruction manual for building a bear-proof composter demand. So I'm well acquainted with the feeling

More Than Sequencing: 3 Steps to Designing an Effective Yoga Practice

Our professional lives seep into our personal lives, whether we like it or not. In his book, The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor tells the story of a tax auditor who was having some marital problems. In his effort to fix

5 Reasons to Take a Yoga Teacher Training—Even if You Don’t Want to Teach

Yoga teacher trainings are more popular than ever, but you may be surprised to learn that not all aspiring yoga trainees signed up to become yoga teachers. Why invest in a program devised to teach you how to become a

Kriya Yoga: 3 Steps to Achieving Your Goals

“If you want to remain calm and peaceful as you go through life, you have to have high intention and low attachment. You do everything you can to create your desired outcomes, and then you let it go. Sometimes you

10 Tips to Renew Your Yoga Practice

Yoga practice is like life. Sometimes it’s great, and you can’t imagine any other way of living. Other times the downside of life interferes, and you can barely bring yourself to the mat. Or boredom kicks in, and you grow

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