30 Day Yoga Challenge ~ Day 5

"Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success." -- Hatha Yoga Pradipika Okay, so my last blog entry was written not only for everyone else who…

Ashtanga Yoga First Series Video by David Swenson

I happily surfed my way into David Swenson's Ashtanga Yoga First Series video on YouTube the other day.  The whole thing!  I enjoy reading  and practicing with Swenson's Ashtanga Yoga book, -- it's one of my favorite yoga books of…

Savasana ~ A Great Pose for Practicing the Art of Doing Nothing

“…every day, a little ‘bit dying.” Pattabhi Jois Perhaps you've discovered, as I have, that you have some of your best do nothing time when you're laying on your mat in Savasana ("Corpse Pose").  For another take on the subject,…

The Art of Doing Nothing

Isn't it nice to have those moments in life when you've checked off every last box on your agenda and can just let your mind and body relax?   I'm sure that happens to you all the time, right? Yeah,…

Save money, Use less plastic, Buy a Sigg!

Apparently advertising works because after months of seeing Sigg water bottle ads in Yoga Journal I found myself a few days ago at the Whole Foods Market in Charlottesville, VA, dropping over $20 for a .6 L Sigg.  It wasn't…

Video Review: Yoga Foundations with Hillary Rubin

If you're into yoga podcasts, then there's a very good chance you know Hillary Rubin.  She has a great blog full of yoga wisdom and routines that are perfect when your home practice needs some motivation.   A certified Anusara…