June 5, 2020

It is and will continue to be a challenging time. I hear and read that many friends and students are very depressed, upset, angry, scared and motivated. We all hope for growth and light to come from these dark times.

Each of us has our own path and our own reason...

April 29, 2020

I’ve been talking a lot in classes about how the nervous system must be cared for and restored, especially now.

We are stressed, anxious and don’t know what is happening next.

It’s terrifying but also liberating not be able to plan. Who knows what the future will be? Gue...

April 14, 2020

​Prashant Iyengar is BKS Iyengar’s son. I would say that he is the largest inspiration for my practice. He has been teaching in the shadows a bit but now has taken on a role of leadership. And, finally his message is being heard and understood. He is loathe of the idea...

April 8, 2020

Currently we have all withdrawn into our houses to help control the spread of the Corona Virus.

Withdrawal is actually part of the yoga path. Pratyahara is the fourth limb of yoga. Often compared to a tortoise who draws its limbs inward. We do asana to strengthen our...

March 13, 2020

The practice of yoga is to unite as “yog” translates to yoke or unite. How can division be used to create more understanding and harmony? How can we celebrate difference without creating division and honor the same humaness in us all.

In college, my department was unde...

February 26, 2020

“Extension is attention. Expansion is awareness. Extension brings space and expansion bring freedom. Freedom is precision and precision is divine. You must create space and extend from your center…

When you extend it opens the nerve endings and throws out stored impurit...

October 24, 2018

We landed in Pune and pretty much went straight over to Devki's home where she had invited a few people to share the celebration of Navratri. We learned Ras Garba, the dance from Gujarat or more like we followed the amazing dancers around the circle- a little classical...

October 16, 2018

Musings from Prashant.

Very few comments, Just things that struck me. Granted, classes this week are three hours long and my ability to remember everything is near impossible. I even fell asleep in Supta Padanghustasana 1. How is that possible!!!

Without reflection it is...

October 11, 2018

 Today begins the 9 day festival, Navatari which celebrates Durga, the mother goddess. Each day a different color is worn. 

"Durga, also identified as Adi Parashakti, Devī, Shakti, Bhavani, Parvati, Amba, Yogmaya and by numerous other names, is a principal and popu...

October 2, 2018

Woke up to the sound of my favorite bird.  Who knows the name of this bird?? At 3:30am. Yep, think I nodded off last night at 9 after a DEEELicious meal (this is a reference to my friend Aaron) at Asha dining hall. There is no snuggling back down as my bed is pretty mu...

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