is blindfolded yoga for you?

Blindfolded yoga is just like your traditional yoga class, but with a bandana, eye mask or some other cover over your eyes. This unique practice has been rising in popularity and can be found at Wanderlust Festivals, yoga retreats, and in a few studios in New York and Australia. I was excited to try blindfolded yoga at a yoga retreat in …

5 points of yoga etiquette; the philosophy

1. Where you place yourself in the yoga room When you arrive at yoga class, there is an etiquette to where you place yourself in the room ... and challenging yourself to break out of your comfort zone can also enhance your practice, Brown says. "I think it turns to in front, back, or middle …

10 myths about yoga injuries

Who wouldn’t want a magic formula to ward off injury on the mat or protect our yoga students from harm? That wish for safety, however, may have given rise to a host of misconceptions about yoga injuries. For instance, we may believe we can avoid injury if only we’re sufficiently mindful. Or that if we …

lhasa, tibet

Lhasa, literally Palace of the Gods, is the capital city of Tibet. Re-stated with current political accuracy,  it is the administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. An offense to many. It is the second largest city in the country and lies in the centre of the Tibetan Plateau. At an altitude …

protect your wrists

By nature, our wrists are particularly prone to injury. Learn how to protect them in your practice. If your yoga practice involves moving into and out of Downward-Facing Dog Pose and Chaturanga Dandasana, wrist pain may be a current or looming problem. I teach workshops internationally to teachers and students who are serious about improving their …

tibetan doors

Tibet has the best doors in the world! These people are not afraid of color and their door knockers are unapologetically extravagant. At odds with their humble, non-attachment Buddhist lifestyle in a way, doors all over the country demand to be noticed. From palace doors like these at The Summer Palace in Lhasa, to the …