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...
Snowed In!

Snowed In!

Portland is experiencing a “Weather Event”, again. This time there’s up to a foot of snow around the city. Seattle has loaned us snowplows and crew to run them. People are strongly considering if it is time to salt the roads, which has been a no-go...
Building a Foundation to Dance On

Building a Foundation to Dance On

I’ve been reading some of Peter A. Levine’s books this past month, including In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, and I was really struck by his use of a bit of the I Ching, particularly the 1950 translation by Richard...