#365yoga, Carrboro, Durham, North Carolina, Yoga, yoga philosophy, yoga practice, yoga teaching

mastering asana: ego inflation or healthy achievement?

In class recently with Ti Harmony, my main yoga teacher, a student joked about never being able to enter his expression of hanumanasana in the USA Yoga National Yoga Asana Championship.  I giggled along with several of my classmates.  It was funny to those of us who practice yoga primarily as a spiritual path rather… Continue reading mastering asana: ego inflation or healthy achievement?

asana, Yoga, yoga philosophy, yoga practice, yoga teaching

challenging our assumptions (or, why I take back all the mean things I said about power yoga)

Recently, I was chatting with Sage Rountree, co-owner of Carrboro Yoga Company and Yoga for Athletes expert.  I mentioned that I noticed a Facebook status update she posted about having survived a Bikram Yoga class.  I was curious--what on earth would make her decide to take a Bikram class on purpose?  I mean, they've got… Continue reading challenging our assumptions (or, why I take back all the mean things I said about power yoga)