who says yoga classes should be 90 minutes?

New York yoga teacher J. Brown raised an interesting question today in his blog post regarding the “Incredible Shrinking Yoga Class.” He writes, “In the last twenty years, yoga in the west has gone from a guru-driven model to a market-driven model. Decisions still often come from atop a pyramid. But now, the directives are…

Trauma Sensitive Yoga: breathing the walking wounded, part 3

breath + movement = roots Psychologist Babette Rothschild has said: “Breath is a reminder of trauma. Sensory messages from muscle and connective tissue that remember a specific position, action, or intention can be sources of triggers. Accelerated heart rate and increased respiration can be implicit reminders of that same reaction that accompanied the trauma.” As…

body consciousness: a discussion

There were so many comments posted to Body Consciousness that I thought I would turn them into an entirely new post. my readers’ comments are too insightful to be ignored. talk amongst yourselves! Steven: Maybe it’s just wording, but I disagree with “Yoga was meditation and meditation was yoga, no duality.” If they were the…