Fear Versus Anxiety: The Outdoors Reminds Us of Our Vulnerability

As I held my toddler daughter to my chest at the sound of thunder, I felt that visceral fear of the elements. We are so guarded in our homes, yet we have other fears in life. That visceral fear was refreshing—it is pure, evolutionarily programmed fear. Unlike the racing thoughts in my mind all the … Continue reading Fear Versus Anxiety: The Outdoors Reminds Us of Our Vulnerability

Teaching Yoga From One’s Own Growth Process, Not One’s Mastery

I used to attend a self-improvement class where the teacher would say she is teaching the topic she most has to work on herself. That always resonated with me. She was humble, yet direct about the lessons she wanted to get across. When I think about the type of wellness teacher I am, I often—quite … Continue reading Teaching Yoga From One’s Own Growth Process, Not One’s Mastery

Resistance to Yoga, Then Once I Start I Don’t Want to Stop

Often I feel too tired, unmotivated to do my morning stretches/strengthening exercises. In the event that I simply do not have the time I reschedule for another part of the day, or simply miss doing them altogether. But those mornings when I feel the resistance and then choose to do it anyway, I inevitably get … Continue reading Resistance to Yoga, Then Once I Start I Don’t Want to Stop