Article Archive for Yoga & Pilates

Guru worship and the modern yoga teacher
I’ll admit it: I often read yoga-based magazines just as much for the advertisements as the articles. I like to keep track of...
The yoga of selfless action and service
Origins: Experienced yogis know that practicing asana without diving deeper into yogic philosophy and spirituality is like...
The healing powers of yoga
In early August 2008, Margot Andersen’s newly-married, 29-year-old son was hit and killed by a car while crossing a busy highway...
Emotions and their affect on sharing space
The yoga studio is a microcosm of the world. The emotions and thoughts that arise during a class are not separate from the...
Take the straight path to get right to the point
Communication is obviously a key component not only in your yoga practice, but in every facet of life. One of the biggest dangers...
An overview of each workout to help you choose mat vs. reformer Pilates
Pilates attracts everyone from grandmas to executives with its promise of core strength, flexibility and lean muscle tone. But...
Closing the rift between who you are and what you do
A number of my students began practicing yoga to counteract the high levels of stress they deal with at their jobs. Indeed, I...
Is there a sacrifice in selling yoga?
The other day one of my students mentioned that he saw a yoga class advertised as having “no chanting, or any of that spiritual...
Mindful eating as a means to spiritual awakening
In 2005, I wandered into David Romanelli’s workshop at Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago by fortunate accident. I followed “Yeah Dave...
Helpful tips for deciding what yoga class you should take
Gyms, fitness studios, health clubs and wellness centers around the world are adding yoga classes to their schedules, but how do...