Posts Categorized: Active Yogi

Active Yogi: Track Your Habits

As I’ve chronicled on Facebook, our house was laid siege by a self-destructive robin for almost two weeks. Yesterday’s application of newspaper to the windows—where, apparently, its reflection taunted it—has helped. I’ve seen only one divebomb of the window and no more droppings on the front porch. The robin may be gone, but it’s not… Read more »

Active Yogi: Sit to Stand

Today’s blog post at Active Yogi concerns an action we’ve been playing with in class, and it includes a video demo of how to use blocks as you work your way toward this transition. It seems simple: rising to standing from the ground. It’s a motion we do often in some variation over the course… Read more »

Active Yogi: Retreat to Proceed

As I continue to unpack my inbox and to-do list after spending a fantastic week teaching at Kripalu, here’s a piece on why retreats, like training camps, help us focus on moving forward. I’m at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, teaching yoga for athletes all week. It… Read more »

Active Yogi: Balancing the Hips

Wondering what poses will help you find a personal balance between the strength you cultivate in your sport and the flexibility you need for fluid range of motion? My latest post for Active Yogi can help. The amount of flexibility you need in your hips depends greatly on your activities. Individual anatomy, both structural (in… Read more »

Active Yogi: The Reason for Handstand

Even if you don’t get to handstand, moving in that direction teaches you a ton. My latest for Yoga Journal explains why to try. While my weekly yoga for athletes class usually uses Happy Baby pose or Legs up the Wall as our inversion for the practice, periodically I teach a sequence leading to Handstand… Read more »