Yoga Myths and Excuses: #9 Yoga and Pilates are for Women (and I’m a Man)

The fact of the matter is, both yoga and Pilates were developed by and for men.

Yoga myths, excuses and questions: #8 Is Yoga an Example of Cultural Appropriation?

Yoga continued to grow in popularity because of a receptive audience to Indian teachers, who specifically taught yoga with the goal of spreading the practice. I teach with a deep love and respect for the practice and for the culture, the country and the people who gave us such a beautiful and eternal gift.

Yoga Myths (and excuses) #6: I am Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Atheist, Agnostic, etc., so I Can’t Practice Yoga

At the end of the day, you will put in and get out of yoga what you want. You can follow a more spiritual path or not. You can make yoga a part of your religious or spiritual practice or not. You can simply do the asanas and nothing more, or take yoga off the mat and integrate the elements of the practice into your daily life. The choice is yours and yours alone, which is the beauty of yoga! No one, least of all you, should judge you for how you practice yoga.

Over the Hill…what hill?!?!?

Over the hill? Fuck the hill. I will run to the top of it and whoop for joy! Then I will sit and meditate as I watch the sun set and get ready for another day. Maybe I will jump on my bike and zoom down the other side because 40 is just a number, and I have 40 years and then some left with too much to do and see to spend it sick and tired. Who’s with me?

Coping During COVID-19: Good morning, Sunshine!

I keep saying that in many ways this a the perfect time to start a new practice, develop and existing one, make a change for the better and care for ourselves. Embracing mornings has been one way I have been doing that. Each day brings new energy, opportunities and adventures. Just because my day doesn't start at daybreak doesn't make it any different.

Balancing Act

Balance is purely about the mind working in tandem with the body using a good technique. The body is important, but a perfectly fit and healthy body may not be able to balance if the mind is not focused.

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