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It’s easy in a highly competitive, results-oriented culture to value intensity in exercise. If an exercise routine isn’t intense or prolonged, sometimes it can feel like it doesn’t have value. We didn’t burn enough calories, build enough strength, or match our usual time. Even in yoga, we can feel like we didn’t push ourselves hard … Continue reading Consistency over Intensity
People who have studied yoga, have connections with new age spirituality, or who are familiar with Indian religious and philosophical traditions have probably heard about chakras before, but for those who haven’t, or who want a brief refresher, here are the basics (a fuller discussion appears here in Yoga Journal): What are the Chakras? Chakra … Continue reading Chakra Talk: Guidance Through Inquiry
Athletes of all kinds can benefit from cross training, doing exercise or participating in more than one kind of sport to increase overall performance. One of the main reasons is that when we participate in an athletic activity, we often engage in repeated movements and rest in particular postures that distribute strain unequally in the … Continue reading Yoga for Cyclists: Thoracic Extension
“True meditation is about being fully present with everything that is–including discomfort and challenges. It is not an escape from life.” ~ Craig Hamilton The same can be said for embodiment. When we get lost in a good book, movie, or binge watching a show we can get so immersed in the world of the fiction … Continue reading Embodiment