If you're a typical type-A personality, the mere notion of giving in or surrendering is a non-negotiable.  You're in it to win it, not give up when the going gets tough.  However, in the practice of yoga, we are asked in the Eight Limbs to regularly give up to a power...

January 3, 2019

At the beginning of every year many of us make obligatory resolutions, often abandoned within days of making them.  Today I offer you a set of somewhat yoga related self-care items you can easily drop into your existing wake-up routine. They will help you feel refreshe...

December 11, 2018

I think the first time I tried to meditate I was on a Metro bus in Seattle.  It was the 1990's, I was working at the ABC radio affiliate KOMO AM 1000 and was exhausted.  Rain outside caused heavy condensation on the inside of the bus windows.  I was warm and cozy in my...

November 7, 2018

Several years ago I traveled out of town to witness for myself a “realized” being. I don’t know what I expected but she was super low key even though she was placed on a high pedestal. I didn’t sense energy coming off of her or see a huge aura. She just seemed liked a...

January 10, 2017

*** Readers can usually be divided into two categories: those who believe that “less is more”; and those who believe that “more is needed.” For those of you who fall into the former category, please quickly skim through the BOLDED sections; for those of you who prefer...

July 5, 2016

One of the most common questions I get as a yoga teacher from people who haven't practiced before, is something along the lines of "how often should I go?" For the most part, I know what they're asking me.  They want to know how long before they can reach their toes in...

June 3, 2016

     Many of you who come to Expansions have heard a teacher make reference to something called the 8 limbs of yoga.  They are written in Sanskrit on our walls.  Many of you have come expressly to practice one of those limbs, asana (limb 3, the physical postures of yog...

March 19, 2016

     Although most people comment upon my “high energy” and emotional accessibility, I consider myself a pretty reason oriented person. I like scientific proof. I ask a LOT of questions - or so I have been told by almost every teacher who has taught me. (Mrs. Bennett,...

February 16, 2016

 

     I wake up and fuzzily orient myself. It is Tuesday. Yes, this is my day off. But, I immediately feel a heaviness in my stomach which will build throughout the day into a full fledged dread. A sense of dislike so intense as to more rightly be labele...

January 15, 2016

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January 2016

Consistency, New Year’s Priorities, and Bunny Abuse! 

 

     There are many benefits to making “Fitness” teaching and training your profession - but they probably aren’t what you would expect. I am assuming that you a...

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