Posts Categorized: Training and Racing

Read: Match Your Practice to Your Season

Periodizing your yoga practice is especially important as you age—it takes us masters athletes longer to recover between hard workouts. Here’s an overview I wrote for Yoga for Aging Athletes. If you compete in a sport, your training follows a cycle that should build in progressive stages to your peak competitions, then allow for downtime before… Read more »

Sage Advice: What Changed?

Like many yoga teachers, often I find students asking me questions after class about ways to relieve a pain that’s newly emerged. In general, I shy away from answering such questions—I’m not that kind of doctor, but if you need a literary text critically analyzed, let me know—and I encourage my teacher trainees to acknowledge… Read more »

Yoga for Aging Athletes: Core Engagement 101

Over at Yoga for Aging Athletes, Alexandra has posted a piece—including a video—explaining core engagement. A highlight: you can like your cupcakes and still have a strong core! In our “Basics” posts, you’ll find quick overviews and tutorials for basic ways to stay strong and healthy. Let’s start with the most basic of basics: core… Read more »

Read: Music to Make Triathlon Training Fly By

Facing down a winter of indoor training is less brutal when you’ve got good music. I wrote a piece for my friends at Wanderlust with suggestions on how music can inspire your training, along with Google Play channel recommendations (I truly do love Google Play’s curated stations). Training for a swim-bike-run triathlon means many hours of… Read more »

Scheduled: Running Summit Dallas

The Running Summit makes one more stop for 2015: Dallas, Texas. Join me and these wonderful colleagues December 12–13 for a weekend of informative talks, roundtables, Hoka One One try-ons, and CEU gathering! I’ll talk about yoga’s place in a running program; lead a fun, easy yoga session; and explain how recovery is the key to… Read more »

Read: Yoga Poses for Runners

Jason Fitzgerald has a nice overview of yoga for runners on his Strength Running site today. I gave him some advice about periodization for the story: In the off-season and early base, a stronger style of yoga is OK, but as the goal race approaches, and especially in the taper, runners need to stick to… Read more »

Scheduled: Yoga for Athletes Five-Day Teachers’ Intensive in Carrboro

I spent a lot of time at Carrboro Yoga this summer with a lot of wonderful students. The brightest highlight was my annual five-day teachers’ intensive on yoga for athletes. This sympathetic group of lovely colleagues was especially present with and kind to me during the week my father had brain surgery, and I’ll remember everyone fondly…. Read more »

Sign Up: Wanderlust 108

With fall approaching, I’m looking forward to the fun travel I’ll be doing to teach at Wanderlust 108.  These “mindful triathlons” include a casual 5K run (or walk—all speeds welcome), a concert with MC Yogi and DJ Drez, a yoga class led by a fantastic local teacher, and meditation with me. Even if you have zero meditation… Read more »