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...
Body Shame: It’s a Hellova Drug

Body Shame: It’s a Hellova Drug

For most of my life, I have loved my body. I loved it’s strong athleticism; it’s grace and curves. I loved being tall, wearing heels, and towering over men. I loved that I grew up swimming and generally felt more comfortable in my skin than in my clothes.  But...