Breathe Easy

Breathing is a natural part of life. It’s necessary for survival. Breathing in oxygen helps keep your blood circulating, allows your organs to work properly, and eliminates toxins and waste. No one will argue the importance of breathing. While breathing came to us automatically at birth, it can be difficult to perform “breathing exercises.” If you don’t […]

Life is a Process, Not a Series of Goals

In a go-go world, we get caught up in the tailspin of chasing after a job promotion, marking off items on our to-do list, running errands, and doing household chores — all for a sense of completion, relaxation, and peace of mind. Too often, our satisfaction is delayed, stalled, or sometimes never comes because of […]

I broke my foot. How would you choose to look at it?

Two days before Christmas, I found out I have a stress fracture and needed to wear a walking boot for three weeks. I had broken my foot in a pretty bad spot — the doctor said that if it doesn’t heal with the boot, then surgery is the next step. Yikes – that got my attention! In one […]

Yoga in Bed: 8 Poses to Unwind from the Day

Treat yourself to a few minutes of quiet time and gentle yoga at the end of the day. Yoga helps settle the mind and relax the body, and it can be done in the comfort of your own bed and pajamas. Before you get under the sheets, try these simple yet calming yoga poses to get […]

Yoga Offers Many Benefits for Men

“Oh yeah, I definitely could benefit from yoga… but I’m not very flexible,” non-practitioners often say during conversations about trying a yoga class. Men seem to feel this even more acutely than women and sometimes it keeps them away from the practice. Most yoga classes held in studios all over the country have a number […]

Yoga for the Face, Eyes, Ears, and Jaw with Tias Little

This post is part of a series about my experience at the SF Yoga Journal Conference in January 2014. The title of this session was by itself enough to get me through the door. Rarely do the head and neck region get the attention they deserve in yoga classes, much less a savasana (corpse pose) that truly relaxes […]