Here I am, on my mat, wobbling in Tree Pose; no longer a sturdy tree as I was a decade ago when I started my practice. However, I am still standing, still capable of finding a way to balance on one leg, even as my body keeps changing, and as I try to understand these changes. It’s taken years for me to accept my body as it ages. It is a natural part of aging, and to understand that nature always changes. I love that I can still bend further backwards than I thought possible
Yoga After 50 - Yoga can be practiced fully & deeply at any age. Dr. Fishman noted that aging brings impairments of range, motion, strength & balance that can require modifications, even among veteran yogis, like using the support of a chair or the wall for many poses.
Yoga is great, not just for the physical benefits but also for the empowerment of your mind and body it teaches. But have you ever considered taking your yoga practice off the mat and into more unconventional locations? Try the following: Outdoor YogaGiven how yoga poses and shapes often resemble what we find in nature, it might seem counterintuitive that we practice it indoors. Outdoor yoga cooperatives are popping up in many major cities. If your studio routine is starting to feel a l
There are many unexplainable mysteries in life: 'Why are we here?' 'Is there life on other planets?' 'Did Jesus really spend twenty years in India practicing yoga?' but the skill of balancing on your hands, although often seen as an elusive secret, should not be one of them. It is only if we take off from our perch without thought; if we are being mindless and not mindful of our yoga practice, that we come crashing back to earth with a bump. Like all poses in yoga
In everyone’s life, there may come a time where sadness will hit you. With unexpected events that arise, emotions may be lurking under the surface. Yoga teaches us to build self-awareness. When you find yourself sad, it is important to acknowledge it and find ways to cope with this feeling. Your body and mind can go through many changes because of sadness. One person lack an appetite, while another may indulge in food. One may need to keep super busy, while another may not feel
I heard the call to become a yoga teacher during my first class. Five years later, I answered and signed up for yoga teacher training. I figured the course would consist of breaking down asanas, learning anatomy and studying yogic philosophy - but it was so much more than that. The experience was a catalyst for the acceleration of my personal growth, causing me to look very deeply within myself. Would I do it again? Definitely. Would I change a thing? Absolutely not. Are you about to comm