To Link or Not to Link?

A while back, I went through a phase in my practice where I was doing a lot of Urdhva Prasarita Padasana. I worked on lifting my straight legs up.  I worked on lowering my straight legs down.  I worked on lifting and lowering in stages.  I worked with my arms raised...

Do You Have a Yoga Buddy?

Recently, I had a yoga date.  Zhanna (a dear friend and fellow teacher from Yoga Centre Toronto) and I got together to practice.  We do this every so often and every time we do, I’m always reminded about just how much I enjoy these practices. We began by...

An Adho Mukha Svanasana for Every Occasion

Everybody’s got something, something they just can’t quite get enough of.  I have a friend who, for example, goes wild for shoes.  She loves shoes and she ‘must’ have the perfect shoe for every occasion.  Or my other friend who loves pens.  She...

In Honour of Backbends Week

Not too long ago, I was in a class where my teacher was taking us through some fairly intense backbends.  I suffered my way through.  I felt like my body was not yet ready for the more advanced presentations of Urdhva Dhanurasana and Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana she...

Moving Beyond the Physical

Part of what I love about Yoga is that it is truly a rich subject. I, like many, began yoga for physical reasons.  I had severe back pain and pursued Yoga as I did several other therapies in my effort to get better.  Little did I know that years later, I would not...