Stand up paddle boarding (SUPs) is a great way to improve balance, awareness and strength. Pairing a paddle session with yoga, both away and on the water, is a great way to strengthen your paddle experience and yoga practice. Let’s explore a few of these points below. Balance SUPing requires you to find your balance [...]
Home and yoga may not always seem like the go together, but these tips will help you flip your perspective and give yoga in your abode a go. 1. Make a supportive, even meaningful space. Okay this one is easier said than done, but it can be created by reflecting on what you actually need. [...]
Something surprising recently happened in a class I was teaching. It unfortunately wasn’t an epiphany or jolt of kundalini rising - it was a student gone rogue. A student, who although attending the class I was teaching, did an entirely different postural yoga sequence. Picture this. I start the class as I normally do, with [...]
Our stories matter. What is your yoga story? An oldie but goodie, from January 2017.
In order to own your yoga, you need to have a good understanding of where you are in your yoga story. We will be exploring the concept of a story and how it can empower our practice in the next few blog posts. Read on and start exploring, discovering and empowering yourself!
How do stories affect us?
Stories are powerful. They help us relate to one another, creating empathy and allowing us to share experience beyond ourselves. Telling a story is not only entertaining- it can also help people spread valuable information to one another. In fact, stories may have played a valuable role in human evolution, allowing cultures to pass down information to sustain survival in challenging environments.
Stories are powerful. They help us relate to one another, creating empathy and allowing us to share experience beyond ourselves.
Have you ever thought about your own story? What about your…
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One thing I love about yoga is that you are always learning. Even though I have been teaching for over three years and practicing for ten, I find myself consistently curious about yoga and interested in learning more about the philosophy and the practice. As a yoga teacher, I enjoy realizing I'm a yoga student [...]
I’ve been thinking a lot about the way space affects a person, especially mentally. Many people venture to yoga studios to find space in their minds, bodies…. And often space to get away from their house. Although practicing yoga at home is wonderful, it is also a luxury. Many people simply don’t have the space [...]
When I first started AnthroYoga, I was in a major transitory life stage, like the type of life stage that resembles a hybrid creature on an evolutionary tree. I was basically a tiktaalik, swimming in the water while simultaneously developing features to walk on land. I was struggling finding work that would pay a living wage [...]
Yoga is good for your body at any time of day. But, if you’re having trouble sleeping, it can be what you need to help you get a full seven to eight hours of high-quality rest. Yoga has some impressive effects on your mind and body that lead to better sleep, starting with its ability [...]
We’ve all seen them- small beads with various colors and textures wrapped around the wrists or draped along the neck of yoga practitioners, sometimes with a tassle, other times without. These beads are known as malas, but what exactly are they? A yoga accessory? A fashion statement? A fleeting trend? The truth is mala [...]
I love reading books. Sometimes I shift toward scientific books, other times fluffy romantic novels- it all depends how I am feeling and what my mind needs. The following list is a diverse collection of books related to yoga to spark curiosity and bring yoga off the mat and onto the page. Reading books regularly [...]