What does a yogi do when someone they loves dies? According to B.K.S Iyengar, “the yogi is never concerned with death, he is only concerned with life…” Yet every time we come to our practice we end with “Savasana” – Corpse Pose. Often, some students come to my yoga class and leave early, mostly right … More Reflecting on my Father in corpse pose
Over the holidays and New Years break I hit the road to southern California. Sometimes breaking out of my daily environment helps me to see life clearly and creates a new space for reflection. Doing yoga on the road however can be a challenge. I usually bring a travel mat with me and try to … More Yoga on the road
Here is my latest yoga white board. I have been using these illustrations in class lately to explain various concepts of yoga philosophy. Simple diagrams help me to understand because I am a visual person: At first glance, these diagrams appear to be very simple concepts, but in my experience, upon closer examination, they are … More Jennifer’s yoga white boards
In yoga, the word “Prana” means our “Vital life force energy.” In Chinese medicine they call this force “Chi” or “Qi” and in Japanese – “Ki” as in “Reiki” energy-healing practices. Prana is a comparable term in Indian medicine. Prana energy is crucial to our experience of overall health and a sense of wellbeing. It … More Ways to raise your Prana
If you are new to the practice of yoga it may be mind-boggling to try to navigate between the different styles of yoga while trying to decide where to start in the first place. After all what’s the difference anyway? Isn’t yoga just yoga!? I often have to field questions from new students who are … More Too many styles of yoga – simplified!
Upon organizing a yoga retreat next weekend, the idea of going on a retreat has been on my mind lately… Certain questions such as “what does it mean to go on a yoga retreat or to take a retreat in general?” have come up for me. Hearing the word “retreat” almost sounds like we’re trying … More Going on a Yoga Retreat – It’s all a state of mind
Recently the issues of menstruation and pregnancy have come up in my classes, so I figured I would write a little outline of my notes to help my students find it all in one place. Hope this is a starting place to guide you and feel free to ask me any questions you may have … More Yoga for Women – Monthly Cycle and Pre-Natal