Posts Tagged: Yoga Journal

Sage Advice: Medical Emergencies in Class

The first article I ever wrote for Yoga Journal gives advice to yoga teachers about how to deal with medical emergencies in class. Despite every studio’s and teacher’s efforts to create a safe environment, such medical emergencies do happen in yoga classes, as a result of either an acute injury or an underlying condition. Knowing… Read more »

Conditional Language, Agency, and Liberation Prison Yoga

If I were to make a word cloud of the language I use while teaching, some of the bigger words would be or, maybe, might, could, can, and try. I’d been thinking this was a weakness—offering students too many choices, suggesting a passivity that stands in contrast to the clear action of short, simple commands (“Inhale, lift your arms; exhale, lower them.”) Then… Read more »

Postview: Yoga Journal LIVE! NYC

It was a treat to connect with the sweet students at Yoga Journal LIVE! in New York last weekend. I taught three sessions and, as promised, am writing up a postview with practice notes. (This is my preferred method, as it lets me teach to the students who are there, versus rigidly following a handout.) When… Read more »

Discount: Yoga Journal LIVE in New York

I’ll present three offerings as part of the Yoga Journal LIVE! weekend in New York: Core Strength for Real People, Friday, April 8, 5:30–7:00 p.m. A More Perfect Union: Building Better Balance, Saturday, April 9, 8:00–10:00 a.m. Yoga for Athletic Recovery (and Tired Moms), Saturday, April 9, 3:30–5:30 p.m. Yes! You can sign up for just… Read more »

Read: Surfers Need Yoga Too, by Jenni Tarma

One of the homework assignments for my online teachers’ intensive on yoga for athletes, available at sageyogateachertraining.com, is to design a sport-specific yoga routine that will help athletes correct the imbalances caused by training. The extra credit portion of the assignment is then to turn the homework into a magazine article or blog post. Jenni… Read more »

Everyday Yoga Excerpt: Post-Workout Restorative Hip-Opening Poses

My friends at Yoga Journal are offering Everyday Yoga excerpts to pique your interest in the book and jump-start your home practice. While the book is for not just athletes but everyone, the excerpts are keyed to pre- and postworkout routines, and you can string them together to do a complete practice. This is a postworkout recovery/hip-focused routine to help… Read more »

Everyday Yoga Excerpt: 9 Yoga Poses to Balance Core Strength

My friends at Yoga Journal are offering Everyday Yoga excerpts to pique your interest in the book and jump-start your home practice. While the book is for not just athletes but everyone, the excerpts are keyed to pre- and postworkout routines, and you can string them together to do a complete practice. This is a postworkout core routine to… Read more »

Everyday Yoga Excerpt: 5 Pre-Workout Warmup Poses

My friends at Yoga Journal will be running a nice series of Everyday Yoga excerpts over the next few weeks. While the book is for not just athletes but everyone, the excerpts are keyed to pre- and postworkout routines, and you can string them together to do a full home practice. We’re starting with a dynamic preworkout yoga—what… Read more »

Read: Yoga for CrossFitters

My latest piece for Yoga Journal suggests some poses to counter front-of-the-body tightness created by heavy lifting (or a lot of sitting). Weightlifting and CrossFit can be a great way to develop full-body strength. While CrossFit pays attention to mobility, it’s still easy to incur imbalances in the body—especially when you head to a desk and sit for… Read more »