Alexandria Crow’s Gratitude

Alexandria Crow’s Gratitude Originally published on YogaJournal.com I realized as I woke up in Maui this morning that the last time I was here was 10 years ago almost to the day. This time I came to teach a series of workshops and enjoy Thanksgiving with a loved one. Last time I was here with …

Alignment Cues Decoded

Alignment Cues Decoded – “Soften Your Front Ribs” Story originally posted by Yoga Journal on December 4, 2014 Students who know me well, especially the ones I have taught in teacher trainings or workshops, know language is very important to me as a yoga teacher. I always say, “If they can’t understand what you mean, they …

Cracking the Code: Pose Puzzle 101

How I Really Learned To Practice Yoga Originally posted by Yoga Works on April 29, 2014 I’m not exactly a poetry buff (shocking I know) but I do have a favorite poem that moves me every time I read it called “Autobiography in FiveShort Chapters” by Portia Nelson.  It was introduced to me by my …

Meditation For Anxiety

Meditation For Anxiety Originally Published on YogaJournal I started the physical practice of yoga as a way to stay in shape. But over time the work for me has become much more about the mechanics of the mind than of the body. My struggles are many, but one of my biggest is chronic anxiety. I’ve lived …