Why It’s Okay to Cry In Class

In many yoga classes you will hear hip-opening poses described as times for emotional release. I’m sure I’ve said, “for whatever reason, we seem to store our emotions in our hips.” What a strange thing for someone to say out loud. What does that even mean, and what happened to me that makes me say…

But What Does the Yoga Teacher Do during Savasana?

Just chill? The story of your yoga class, from a teacher’s perspective: I sit on the train, on my way to work. On the back of a sticky-note I write “heart openers, reverse tabletop, let yourself be still for once.” It may seem futile, but without these few words, I’m proven to be scattered and…

Yoga is Not a Fitness Class

Well I’ll be damned. I read a post on a yoga blog today that listed things someone should know before going to their first yoga class. Number five was, “it’s not a fitness class.” I forgot that one. Going to classes filled with high school girls on their soccer-practice-day-off can get you into an almost…