First, I want to say that I am glad that ideas like "functional movement" and "healthy biomechanics" and "joint stability" are spreading through the yoga world, and I am glad some teachers are really getting into understanding repetitive stress injuries, and into practicing for longevity.
I feel so fortunate to have found Structural Integration, as a yoga teacher (and as a human and as a professional). Structural Integration bodywork and movement re-patterning has been my main profession for the past 10+ years, and although I started teaching yoga first - 15 years ago- yoga became a secondary profession. I have no idea what my yoga teaching or practice would be like had I not found Structural Integration. Read More
The point I would like to make here is about APPROPRIATENESS. If your sternum is already lifted, you don't need to lift it, even if the teacher says so. This is where discernment comes in. Hear something, and then ask yourself, does this apply to me, and if so, how much? Read More
The heart of embodied practice lies in the richness of insight and experience in ones' solitude... and then how one applies that richness in his/her life.
In this spirit, I'd like to take a moment to honor and thank the great teachers of body, movement, meditation, and yoga who may not be recognized in the external "industry," but who share from the depths of their own rich solitudes and are weaving bright colors into the behind-the-scenes tapestry of awake-ness in the world today. Read More
Happy Winter Solstice! What's developing in the dark? What's in process, unseen? Read More
Things need time to develop, unseen by the outside world.