Trying to close the gender gap in yoga, healing touch and mind-body therapies is an uphill battle for men who are not afraid to be touchy-feely as they work on themselves and others. But Jackson’s men are warriors, differentiating themselves from women therapists with new body alignment techniques and educating others about the body-mind connection…

Commitment can be scary. 365 days of handstands, however, may just be an upside-down perspective worth seeking. From the first handstand of her yearlong journey (in standstill traffic, on her way back from Mexico, after six months of sailing), Deidre Norman discovered that when she challenged herself to stay committed to daily documented handstands, she…

Yoga is a mirror. I stumbled upon yoga years ago at a time when the mirror of yoga and of my inner life seemed to be shrouded by a veil as thick as cotton. As I grew into womanhood and left my mother’s house for college, I began to dangerously attach my happiness to an…

We tend to forget that we are animals. I know it is not sexy or spiritually inspiring, but the truth is we are part of the animal kingdom. We are also unique. Our human experience is complex. We are animals with a conscious. Animals with an ego. We are self-aware. This can present a lot…

still intoxicated arrive to class with vodka in my chakras sending out stale ethanol contaminating sacred space with every purposeful breath my skin begins to perspire boozy scent seeping from pores corrupting the prana of sunrise flow squatting in chair pose, arms extended above head i recall a similar position on the dance floor in…

When I return home from a yoga training, like the 7 weeks I just spent with my teachers in Maui, I can most accurately gauge its effect. Do I feel rejuvenated, inspired, different or transformed in some way? Is there more clarity with regards to my current goals, intentions, and self-work? Do I have more…

A recent Harvard study reports anxiety and depression are hitting epidemic proportions in our country. It goes on to say that yoga and meditation are proving to be two modalities that are helping. As yogis we know this, and we practice what we preach each time we step on our mats. Our world of 24/7, constant-go…

Editor’s note: article and photos were repurposed from Uplift.com By allowing our fears to arise we create an opportunity for healing I once had a student who started to drift away and began to look sheepishly apologetic when she did come to class. She avoided my eyes and had an invisible wall around her mat.…

Editor’s Note: this post was originally published on Medicine Wheel Wellness’ Blog Unless you plan on competing in a strong man competition, or at a Crossfit event, why would you train as if you are? You most likely want to exercise so that you will feel better, perform better in your activities, have more energy,…