Begin Again

I’m back in my home away from home – this time for more than just yoga training! Yes, yoga will be a big part of my visit, but I extended my time here because…why not? Normally, when I come to London, it doesn’t feel like a vacation: I’m either in class all day, or meeting […]

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Agni_god_of_fire

Being a student again

The roots of yoga can be traced back to the Vedic civilization, around 4000 B.C. The Vedics celebrated fire and the sun, and most Vedic hymns were dedicated to Agni, god of fire (above). Agni stambasana, or fire log pose, is a hip opening pose I’ve been doing daily. Artist unknown, 1830. On display in […]

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Discipline.

When we went around the room this morning for introductions, many (including myself) said discipline was one of the reasons why they were taking this course. I found it interesting, especially because I don’t really love discipline or authority (although I guess the two are separate from each other). Maybe we all need more discipline? […]

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