Why You Need a Home Yoga Practice

Why You Need a Home Yoga Practice

My yoga practice started at home.  I was 18 with a new baby, looking for a job planning to attend community college as soon as I could enroll. I just didn’t want to be another teenage-mother-who-never-lives-up-to-her-potential statistic. I was stressed AF and I know I...
How Showing Up Helps Create Inclusive Spaces

How Showing Up Helps Create Inclusive Spaces

I started my yoga practice at home, when my grandmother gave me Richard Hittleman’s 28-day Exercise Plan. The cover depicted a thin, blonde woman in what looked to me like a contorted shape; an image that has many variations and has become the dominant depiction of...
Sukhasana and the Quest for the Easy Seat

Sukhasana and the Quest for the Easy Seat

In yoga we often start in what we refer to as “sukhasana” — or easy seat.  This so-called “easy seat” is typically a cross-legged seat on the floor. One thing I know from both personal experience and teaching hundreds of people in thousands of yoga classes:...
Yoga For Chronic Pain

Yoga For Chronic Pain

Did you know that chronic pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical care? It’s probably not surprising if you’re one of the 20% of Americans who lives with chronic pain.I’ve been practicing yoga for more than 20 years. It started as a way to get...