How to Find Stillness in Movement with Yoga

How to Find Stillness in Movement with Yoga

If you're teaching yoga, avoid telling people what to feel. Just teach people to go where they want to go, then get out of their way.  And if you're practicing yoga, it's really the same. Avoid telling yourself what to feel. Learn to move in harmony, without all the noise and limitation created by stress and struggle. Hear what you're feeling, and believe that it's true. Move in response to what you hear.  This one is important, and it keeps coming up alongside so many good questions. A long-time yoga teacher recently asked, "If you're in stillness, how can you…
When is More Yoga Teacher Training a Good Idea?

When is More Yoga Teacher Training a Good Idea?

But to make nice ideas into a practical reality, not stuck at the level of interesting information, takes more work.  Developing a real ability to heal yourself and others, to accomplish more in your life and do more for the people around you, this takes much more work, much more education, much more practice.  And this is what most of us are wanting.  Not just to collect nice ideas, but also a real everyday ability to create something better. How our yoga teacher training curriculum changes each year Overall with these trainings, both in person and online, Tara and I are…
Scientific Study of Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong

Scientific Study of Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong

There's a great deal of good research surrounding the conditions and mechanisms for healing and wellbeing. And for a variety of reasons, the best of this isn't in the field of yoga. I'll share some notes below that give a foundation for good results, along with a framework for successful study, collected from the experience we've had with other researchers. Enjoy this FREE Tai Chi for the Morning Routine There are a variety of good uses for yoga, tai chi, and qigong, that include relaxation and release of stress, health and healing, treatment of injury and disease, strength and fitness,…
Yoga, Adjustments and Creating a Positive Connection

Yoga, Adjustments and Creating a Positive Connection

Enjoy this FREE Shiatsu for Lower Back Pain When you convince people they aren't good enough, in so many ways, it's the beginning of manipulation, control, and abuse. For example, by cleverly pushing people to follow imaginary rules of "alignment" and manipulate one disconnected part of your body at a time into a made-up idea of "correct" - you can quickly convince people that they are much worse off than they ever knew, because wow, suddenly they can't even do the simplest of things! Combine this with the reality that when so many of us first approached yoga, we were…