Article Archive for Yoga & Pilates

A ritual for leaving the outside world, outside
While removing your shoes before entering a yoga studio is common practice, it is one of the more challenging aspects of teaching...
Balancing what others want and what you have to give
How often do we allow our expectations to disappoint us? This is a question I’m constantly asking myself, not to mention one that...
Find freedom in your wounds
One of the key components in a yoga practice is learning how to balance your compensations. Very often this involves repeatedly...
Pilates for preventing and treating low-back pain
Low-back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability in the United States, according to the National Institute of...
A yoga alternative that will give you all the same benefits
There is no doubt that there are great mental, physical and spiritual benefits when it comes to practicing yoga. Yoga tones the...
How to do yoga at home and get results
Fighting traffic to make it to class in time, remembering to bring your yoga gear, carving out a space for your mat amid the...
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...