Balancing Skating with Yoga

I have recently been doing a lot of aggressive inline skating–rails, ramps, a few falls.  Whenever I skate for a while I tend to start getting pretty tight in certain areas and eventually twist something wrong and get injured. To prevent against this I have been making sure I’m in a limber and healed state before heading out to the skate park.  Most recently I’ve been on a 3 week hiatus, which has been long, but the really smart thing to do. My yoga practice has been a a combination of basic kundalini… Read More

Taking Time to Saturate

I’ve been trying to make room for the truth that even in our busiest times is when we should slow down the most.  The past few days (including today) have been jam packed with stuff to do.  Yet, I’ve found pleasant surprises and affirmations that I’ve been right on time, even when the world around me is telling me to go faster. My encouragement today is to take a moment during the day to slow down and let things go.  Saturate in the profundity that is surrounding you even when you’re not paying… Read More

The power of breath in Tadasana

I returned to my mat this morning after taking the last few days to rest and recover from a nasty stomach virus that spread through the family.  I had full intentions to do my normal Iyengar salutation and triangle series and then move on to my morning Kundalini set, but as I got into each pose, I found myself slowing down.  I found my breath slowing down. By the time I had completed the last of the triangle set I found myself in Tadasana just breathing.  Studying Kundalini has taught me a… Read More