Ins and outs of yoga

I often find myself looking in the direction of where I am headed, and forget to be in the embodied experience of the now. Does this sound familiar? We set out to practice yoga, yet we have a secondary goal in mind, a destination we would like to reach, a certain state we would like to achieve. This attitude, even though often times good intentioned, is not conducive to the state of yoga. It is however a wonderful cue as to where and what we should be working on. Practice is not something to be achieved, it is not a thing on our to do lists, it’s the way we pray and bow to the universe with our whole being, it is an inner journey to the core essence of our being. Because of this it is so imp

Ashtanga & Pregnancy

Answers to questions asked by students on the path of getting pregnant... Do you hold your bandha tight or slightly? Bandhas are a wonderful tool to bring circulation and awareness to the pelvic and lower abdominal region before pregnancy. There is no medical evidence of whether moola bandha, which I will call pelvic engagement for the means of this article, is beneficial or not during pregnancy, unlike uddiyana bandha which is not safe to practice once pregnant. In my own practice, and according to my teachers and fellow women practitioners, moola bandha is best not practiced during pregnancy or at least not emphasized. In my personal journey, after taking three months off of practice for t

Tips on pregnancy and practice

Do you hold your bandha tight or slightly? Bandhas are a wonderful tool to bring circulation and awareness to the pelvic and lower abdominal region before pregnancy. There is no medical evidence of whether moola bandha, which I will call pelvic engagement for the means of this article, is beneficial or not during pregnancy, unlike uddiyana bandha which is not safe to practice once pregnant. In my own practice, and according to my teachers and fellow women practitioners, moola bandha is best not practiced during pregnancy or at least not emphasized. In my personal journey, after taking three months off of practice for the first trimester, I resumed a bandha free practice for the following tri

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