Yoga School

Essays on Yoga philosophy and practice for Michelle Marlahan’s Yoga School.

On Diaphragms and Floating Ribs

On Diaphragms and Floating Ribs

The whole thing makes me appreciate that far from needing to be limited by a rigid external boundary, we have the capacity to be beautifully supple and expansive in our breathing and energetic exchange with the creation.

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Teaching Methodology

Teaching Methodology

I came away from the whole thing with two thoughts: One, a great sense of relief that I’m not aspiring to teach hatha yoga in a yoga studio class setting, and two, a new found respect for the amount of study and work it takes to not only do the practice but to be able to describe it with precision and guide others through it with clarity and ease.

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Reflections on a Restorative Yoga Practice

Reflections on a Restorative Yoga Practice

A rhythm developed of cycling through the dissolution into light dream, images flowing up from the depths unbidden, then awareness reemerging, and observing the flow of the mindstream – thoughts, internal sensations, external sensory impressions, all arising, then passing away – until again awareness dissolved back into the dreaming state.

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The Alchemy of Restorative Yoga

The Alchemy of Restorative Yoga

Catherine’s presentation on Restorative Yoga helped to clarify that this intentional calming and activation of the parasympathetic nervous system needs to be a central part of my personal practice.

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The Effort Effect

The Effort Effect

It occurred to me that the difference between the fixed and growth mindsets is incredibly important on the spiritual path.

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