Seeds of yoga

Writings to help you build your practice

If you can breathe, you can do yoga

Witness my father, who at the age of 85 surprised me by announcing he ‘took up yoga.’ For him, that meant sitting in a chair and breathing with awareness to gain calm and perspective. Such is yoga’s accessibility that even my hard-nosed, hard-boiled, Korean War veteran father found it to be a source of strength […]

My own yoga journey

This is a favorite photo of mine – it is me with one of my most important teachers, Angela Farmer. For those beginning or considering beginning yoga, I thought it might be helpful to hear about my own entry into yoga. Nothing happens at once. It takes time to learn, grow and heal, one step […]

Home-grown props

Yogis use ‘props’ to support good alignment and to provide ease while exploring different versions of poses.  If you have any of these props already, great.  If not, there are LOTS of options for substitution.  I have done yoga with no ‘official’ props in many hotel rooms without any frustration just by using what is […]

Finding a home practice that sustains you

Yoga Alliance says that only 5% of yoga students practice at home. I encourage you to try to be part of that 5%, even if it is for just 10 minutes a day, or ‘most’ days. Indeed, I am a big believer in 10 minutes ‘most’ days. And this is not an encouragement that is […]


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