Do you have the right tools for the job?

You know that feeling when you jump into your car on a sunny day and you realize that you don’t have your sunglasses, and you’re not at home and you wonder, will the visor suffice until you can stop at a gas station to get a pair? Sometimes it’s important to stop and...

What does it mean to be healthy?

We are all striving to be healthy – in our minds and bodies. Not being sick, feeling well. In the words of one of my favorite meditations, we want to be happy, healthy, to feel safe and to feel at ease. Sometimes my clients get stuck – either with an...

Yoga Teaches You Mindset

I went to a yoga workshop many years ago and the teacher, at a point when we were all holding a really hard pose, said, you know why I encourage you to keep calm and breathe steadily? We all raised our eyes, like yeah, really? When are we going to be released from the...

Yoga Poses for Different Moments in Your Life

I sometimes like to categorize yoga poses according to the effect they have on me, for example: Standing poses – strengthening, fierce (in the Bey way) Inversions – energizing (except, when you’ve been practicing a long time and headstand and shoulderstand...

Categorizing Yoga Poses

In yoga asana – the physical practice of yoga, there are a number of different ways to categorize the poses. One is by their names – eg. animal poses (e.g. downward facing dog, scorpion, eagle), sage poses, (vishvamitra, virhaba) shape/anatomy poses...

What is Healthy?

In Yoga and Ayurveda, we are thought to be made up of koshas or sheaths. These sheaths, when functioning well are stacked on top of each other, like Russian stacking dolls or the layers of an onion. The first is the physical body – the anamyakosha. The second is...