What is Intelligence in the Body?

In my early days as a yoga student, one of my first teachers said something that has always stuck with me. He said that as beginners, we come to yoga with legs and arms. Then, as we progress in our practice we no longer have just legs and arms, but we have an upper...

Guruji’s 95th Birthday

I’ve been home for more than 5 months, but I’m finally ready to share with you a little bit about a very special experience I had during my last visit to Pune.  I was there in December and shared in the celebrations for BKS Iyengar’s 95th birthday....

Yoga for the Greater Good

As many of you know, I’ve recently embarked on a new venture with my friend and colleague, Sharon Citron.  The name of our new studio is Studio Po.  One of the things that excites me about this new venture is the simple fact that all of the decisions that need...

Reflecting on Alignment

“Yoga is a mirror, to look at ourselves from within.” — BKS Iyengar When I began taking yoga classes, the teachers would often tell me not to hyper-extend my knees.  I’m quite flexible and several of my joints can be overstretched, particularly my...