My earliest memory of yoga was my inability to lay still in corpse pose. I would find myself peeking with one eye open and hoping the class would just end already. I had gotten my workout and I didn’t understand why we needed to “relax”. But, I kept going back. Throughout the last decade, my yoga practice has shifted and evolved. Savasana and meditation are now my favorite.
I was entirely satisfied and fulfilled with my Kundalini practice in Barcelona up until this week when I got introduced to Jivamukti with Olga Oskorbina. On Tuesday evening, I met one of my friends who now lives in Prague, but comes to the city often. She said that every time she comes to Barcelona to visit,… Continue reading What is Jivamukti Yoga and Where To Find It In Barcelona?
Right after publishing my post last week about learning to surrender through Ashtanga Yoga, I thought a good follow up would be to give reasons why everyone should try Ashtanga. I am grateful to Ellina Kim, owner of Maitri Yoga Store and Ashtanga teacher at One Down Dog, for being able to narrow it down to five. Who… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Ashtanga
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Afloat.” To me, to be afloat, means to defy gravity. When I am on my yoga mat or elsewhere defying gravity by being on one foot or on my hands, I feel afloat. Afloat does literally mean to be floating beyond a surface. However, this is… Continue reading Afloat on my Yoga Mat
– Notebooks out – Raise your hand before you speak – Please, don’t use that type of language – Stay after class I need to talk to you about what you just did. The past decade my identity has been strongly shaped by my career as a teacher. As a high school teacher, I had… Continue reading Ashtanga and Restorative Yoga: Surrendering and Dealing with Control