rock-bottom

i went out with a small group of yoga teachers and students recently after a class, and we got on the topic of why we started yoga. one of the teachers shared that she believes that people need to hit 'rock-bottom' to really start the practice. something about that phrasing stuck with me - probably … Continue reading rock-bottom

there and back

going through hard times changes us. we don't always come out stronger; we do come out different. sometimes it takes distance to evaluate and digest. time helps to heal. in the best cases, strength and wisdom emerge. in any case, sharing our struggles can be therapeutic. ---x--- i had a few scares early in pregnancy … Continue reading there and back

‘listen to the body’ vs. ‘honor the body’

our life experience changes day to day, giving rise to ranges in clarity and engagement. to different extents, we all have 'off days' where things don't feel right -- mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually. sometimes we can trace the feelings back to a singular point, reason, or series of choices, other times not. in yoga, we … Continue reading ‘listen to the body’ vs. ‘honor the body’