Posts Tagged: tips

Cell phones in yoga class: A compassionate approach

A few weeks ago, I taught a late-evening hot power yoga class at a popular fitness centre. The room was dark and sweaty, the lights dimmed low and the sun already set. It was a busy class, more than 40 students filling the room from wall to wall. We were about halfway into the 75-minute… {read more}

Yoga for back care: 6 directions of the spine

I teach a yoga workshop series called Yoga for Back Care. It’s comprised of four 90 minute classes. We meet once a week for four weeks. I created this workshop because I meet people all the time who tell me that they’re doing yoga to help manage or prevent back pain. But in my experience, back care… {read more}

Chronic pain and yoga asana: 4 tips

Yoga has been instrumental to my recovery from Lyme disease. I’ve already written about how I use yogic philosophy to make sense of chronic pain (here and here), but long before I knew anything about yogic philosophy, I started using the physical practice of yoga (yoga asana) to work with the disease in my body. People… {read more}