Bedside Yoga for End-of-Life Care

Bedside Yoga for End-of-Life Care

In 2015 I was asked to sub a class for older adults, Gentle Hatha Yoga. The teacher was going to be gone for a couple of weeks and I was in the system as a sub, the club was running out of options and gave me a ring. After a couple of weeks I was asked if I’d be...
Child’s Pose – Balasana

Child’s Pose – Balasana

Pose of the Month: Balasana, “Child’s Pose” Sanskrit: Bāla – Child, infant Bālāsana – Child’s Pose   If you’ve ever attended a yoga class there’s a good chance you’ve heard an instructor say something along these...
Why We Do Restorative Yoga

Why We Do Restorative Yoga

This post originally appeared on the Yoga Service Council blog in April 2018. “Why do we do Restorative Yoga?” Recently a student asked me this question at the beginning of a class. They added, “I mean, it feels good, but what good is it?” Restorative Yoga is unlike...
Just Enough

Just Enough

Last month Trinity College Dublin released a study* that identifies how the brain functions when prāṇāyāma helps us to focus. The study revealed activity in an area of the brainstem, the locus coeruleus, which produces noradrenaline. This chemical helps us to focus...
First Snow

First Snow

First Snow The snow began here this morning and all day continued, its white rhetoric everywhere calling us back to why, how, whence such beauty and what the meaning; such an oracular fever! flowing past windows, an energy it seemed would never ebb, never settle less...