Anatomy: ACL Tear and Yoga

I get this question quite often. "One of my students has had an ACL tear a few years ago. What poses should they avoid?" Well, in order to answer this question, it's useful to know what it is and how an injury can happen to this area.

How To: Teaching Online

There were a few questions about teaching online. You know that I'm pretty ol' school and teaching online is not something I recommend to anyone. BUT, desperate measures for desperate times. And there are lots of advantages as well.

Meditation, Yoga and Awakening Self

With the pillars of meditation and yoga, I could feel myself slowly coming home. A home that is inside me. Self-awakening is not actually about awakening. It’s more about walking back home. Most of us don’t just wake up and say “hey, I’m an awakened one.” Most of us spend our lifetime walking. Walking...

Is Yoga Workout/Fitness? ~Benefits of Yoga

I used to believe yoga is the cure for everything. Backache? Yoga. Hangover? Yoga. Bad breakup? Yoga. Feeling floppy? Yoga. Then one day, I was invited to go to a fitness studio. I had a feeling similar to watching someone eat a frog leg. I was most disgusted by the idea of “bootcamp.”

On anatomy of yoga

Every yoga teacher training has (hopefully) an ample amount of anatomy lessons included. And I wholeheartedly support that. But if I tell you the truth, my first 200hr training I participated in, I was not keen on the anatomy sessions like other students. I felt lost, confused, and DISCONNECTED from all the anatomical terms....

The best yoga teacher training

There is no doubt that there are oodles of yoga teacher trainings out there, everywhere in the world. It seems like every little tiny village has them. Where there is yoga, there is a 200hr yoga teacher training program. And that’s not a bad thing. More yoga teachers, more yoga, and more teacher trainings,...

How to choose teachers

One of my students asked me the other day, how I choose my teachers. There are several things I do to find these teachers. The most important of all is that I would only choose to trust teachers who are willing to honor their lineage. Who were their original teachers? Where did they learn...

Panic Attacks Underwater

What is a panic?  Based on my personal, informal research, I’ve noticed that many of dive masters or diving instructors actually have had no experiences of panic attacks on land or underwater. Everyone seems have an experience of slight nervousness, anxiety or a bit of fear. But never a panic attack. I am no...