Tag: yoga teacher

  • Power-Trips: A Very Real Danger for Yoga Teachers and How Not to Fall Prey To Them

    Power-Trips: A Very Real Danger for Yoga Teachers and How Not to Fall Prey To Them

    Yoga chitta vritti nirodhah is Sanskrit for yoga is the practice of bringing the mind to a halt. Practices such as, are all working towards the same goal: chitta vritti nirodha. As a yoga teacher, my job is to introduce such tools that help students strengthen their ability to pause their mental activity. For the […]

  • The Only Way Through is Through Your Own Heart

    We often run to others for answers because we don’t want to make a mistake. But, the right answer is never outside of us so it can never be found out there. The right answer requires that we sit through our discomfort with and fear of ourselves. It requires us to ask ourselves the questions […]

  • Liberation Demystified

    Liberation Demystified

    Yoga is all about honesty. To live our yoga is “to be willing to let our false self fall”. It can’t be any other way. Becoming honest is the only way.  There is only one destination, and there is only one path. The destination and the path are also the same, they are merged into one […]

  • Meditation and Yoga Are Stepping Stones Towards Something Else

    Meditation and Yoga Are Stepping Stones Towards Something Else

    Meditation The purpose of meditation is to train the mind. It trains the mind to stillness. When the mind reaches stillness, it can begin observing. Until then, it’s part of the world drama. If your meditation isn’t training the mind to stillness, it is not meditation. If it’s fun, it’s probably not meditation. If you […]

  • I Don't Know…and That's Okay!

    I Don't Know…and That's Okay!

    I don’t know. Many years ago, this was the phrase on my phone wallpaper and I’ll never forget why. I had been dealing with a highly stressful situation for months. One day, I stumbled upon what someone had crafted as a funny phone wallpaper. It stopped me dead in my tracks. As I read the […]