Healthy Head Start to your 2021
As 2020 wraps and we reflect on what we have experienced together, and in solitude, we can gather our lessons from the past and inspire a renewed vision for the holiday celebrations and new year to come.
I first began writing for Medium in 2018, having just moved from DC to Manhattan. Yoga looked different here in the city, and inspired me to write in between teaching group classes at Equinox and private lessons at home in the Village. With the changes in our world, some things stayed constant (daily practice), some things grew in importance (sharing home practice and cooking inspiration) and other aspects seem very far in the past (world travels last winter).
Here are my collected writings, to support your healthy head start to 2021.
Writings on Ayurveda:
Fundamentals: A guide to all the basics
Just for fun, because I’m a tea fiend and find myself with tea cups on every countertop: What to do with your Leftover tea
How I live the yoga life, waking at dawn and following Ayurvedic guides on Circadian Rhythm:
Living Ayurvedic eating while traveling from NYC to Puerto Rico and India
Over a decade of studying/practicing Ayurveda, this is the real take home message: be intentional in eating/nourishing yourself.
How I live Ayurveda in NYC
And my latest writing on Ayurveda: How to eat to keep your inner fire burning through winter.
Principles to guide you each and every time you step on the mat: these ideas have been inispirinig my daily home yoga practice for many yeaers and they were one of the first things I wanted to share with our online community.
How to prepare for class: I wrote this pre-pandemic, but most of it still holds for your virtual classes.
Applying the scientific method to your home practice: the mindset is everything.
How to find the best yoga teacher for you.
How to design your space for home practice
How to balance grace and power on the mat
Classic foundations: the kind of basics covered in teacher trainings.
Changing habits: the most powerful result of paying attention to our yoga practice is seeing ourselves and learning how to change our current habits for better ones.
History of Yoga: probably not as old, or as new, as you think.
Pratyahara: an ancient principle that will help you dive deeper into the present moment
Science of Yoga
Before I taught yoga full time, I was working in Neuroscience research. Bringing my two worlds together here:
Tips for Digital detox: pulling nuggets of insight from living for two years without wifi
How to prepare for a peaceful flight: probably more important now than ever, but written pre-pandemic so says nothing about masks. Speaking of…
How a Yogi responds to Covid
Transforming fear to love: changes I wanted to see in the early days of the NYC lock down
We we need Yoga now more than ever
My Yoga Life
Padmasana: a story about the first pose I learned (I was a toddler)
Digital detox: my life experiment of enjoying two years off the grid
What I learned about contentment in Puerto Rico, just before Covid came to the US
About me: just a short thing. 32 years in one page.