health at every size
May 2, 2018
If there’s one thing you remember the next time you get on your mat to practice yoga (or lace up your running shoes or get on a machine at the gym), let it be this:
If it hurts, change i...
March 12, 2018
I often hear from folks who want to try yoga but are convinced that they don't have the right gear or the right body or the right lifestyle for it. It's no wonder! When we think of yoga...
August 22, 2017
I've been trying to write this for days. Although I want to write about why it's ok to risk imperfection in our actions against injustice rather than doing nothing, in all honesty I've...
July 6, 2017
I teach a pose in my yoga classes that I've been calling the “funky flamingo.”
Obviously the funky flamingo isn’t a sacred, ancient yoga pose! It’s just a fun shape with a silly name...
December 11, 2016
Something I often hear from clients after private yoga lessons is, “I wish I could do this right before bed. I would sleep so well!”
That’s where one of the best parts of private yoga...
August 6, 2016
Exercise used to be my unhealthy obsession. It usually felt joyless, but I gave it hours every day. I’d jog alone at night and lift weights so aggressively that I was nearly always sore...
May 27, 2016
After what feels like weeks upon weeks of rain, the sun has finally emerged here in Chapel Hill. The past few days have been beautiful, balmy, and nearly 90 degrees, and after being in...
May 18, 2016
I'm not too worried about how yoga poses look. I'm interested in how they feel.
During a yoga class some years ago, I was practicing a warrior pose and experimenting with how different...
May 3, 2016
The first time I watched a video of myself teaching yoga, I had to take a time out.
Even though I knew the lighting wasn’t quite right and I was wearing a boxy shirt that didn’t move p...
April 15, 2016
Last month I wrote about lowering your standards so self care is an invitation, not an obligation. For example, rather than resisting an hour of yoga, offer yourself one pose. If more h...
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