Welcome to Yogi Sticks!

Do you know your Gomukasana from your Adho Mukha Svanasana? Is your Vrksasana all it can be? And how do you feel about Supta Baddha Konasana? Do you know what I'm even talking about?

Sometimes the Sanskrit - however beautiful it sounds - is not very helpful. So, to encourage my students to expand their yoga practice into their home, I sketch the poses we practice during class on a chart and add the Sanskrit and common name. Hopefully, this is a useful tool to help them along in their yogic journey. I also troll the internet, books, and journals to find interesting articles about yoga and the yogic lifestyle.

Family Yoga

It's not too late to register for Family Yoga. The first Saturday of each month at 10:30 at Yoga4All is a special class for children and their families. The next class is October 1st - space is limited!

What is Yoga?

Here are some thoughts from various internationally recognized yoga instructors and philosophers about what yoga really is (and isn't):

We join spokes together in a wheel,
but it is the center hole
that makes the wagon move.

We shape clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.

We hammer wood for a house,
but it is the inner space
that makes it livable.

We work with being,
but non-being is what we use.

Seminole Rec Center

I've just started a new class at Seminole Recreation Center (off 113th Ave). It is every Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00. Rec members only pay $6! If you don't have a rec card, then it is $11.  Share yoga!

If You're Happy And You Know It...

A wonderful article about being happy NOW - not waiting until later, when everything is "perfect" for happiness to magically wash over you.

Welcome New Yogis!

To the new yogis from my beginner's class this morning, welcome to YogiSticks! I hope this blog gives you a glimpse into the many facets of a yoga lifestyle, as well as some practical information on creating your own practice using the drawings and class outlines as a guide. I'd like to recommend some posts to my new readers: Why do Yoga?, Savasana, Om, and Beginner's Yoga as a brief overview of common yoga practices. 

Again, welcome to the wonderful world of yoga. I hope you have found a "home away from home" with the studio and in my classes.


Back to School Yoga

As I pack my own kids off to school, I try to remind them to think and behave like a yogi: kind in thought and action, breathe, be present and aware, etc. Here is a great article that goes even further.

Have a wonderful school year - and thank you to all the teachers out there!