Self Inquiry-Based Yoga Instruction

Inquiry-Based Teaching vs. Authority-Based Teaching

Plenty of well meaning teachers fail to understand the difference between inquiry-based instruction and authority-based instruction. Instead of taking a backseat and letting student’s determine their own course of education, they steal the wheel, pushing students into the backseat themselves, where in essence they’re told to “sit down, watch and learn.” When a teacher interrupts this natural learning process, students are forced to engage in someone else’s adventure, one no longer of their choosing. Either way, over time their interest is lost and with it, their desire to learn, develop, grow, and evolve. 

Flexibility vs. Range of Motion

Flexibility vs. Range of Motion

If we’re trying to become more flexible, we might very well end up exploiting our mobility at one particular range of motion (in yoga it’s usually the hamstrings), while completely neglecting the other end. If we’re maintaining and generating greater ranges of motion over time, we can stay mobile and enjoy all the benefits mobility brings, into our elder years.

Miniature universe

Why You Can’t ‘Hold Space’

“Holding space” is something we hear a lot about these days. If you’re reading this, you’re probably someone who holds space for others. From your experience, you’ll inevitably have a unique understanding of what it means to hold space. So, what does it mean exactly? How can we do it? And most importantly, how can we do it well?

Therapeutic Yoga

Are you dysregulated?

Are you dysregulated? How would you know if you were? Can we control the responses of others? No, we can only manage our own nervous systems. It’s natural, normal, and inevitable that we will be thrown out of our emotional center. What’s essential is that we learn ways return to it. Emotional Dysregulation is the…

Warrior Spirit

Warrior Spirit

I drop my sword and cry for awhile because deep inside, the warrior is a child.” – unknown. The movement of a warrior is to traverse the battleground of life toward something we value and believe in. Values and beliefs are changing based on the circumstances that are coming and a warrior is able to…

Reverse Warrior Demystified

Reverse Warrior Demystified

Let’s practice reverse warrior! In this four-minute tutorial, I will break down key actions in the upper body (i.e., axial extension, rib rotation, and lateral flexion) to help you stabilize your legs and pelvis and enhance your overall experience in this strong standing posture.  Watch the tutorial here: https://yogainternational.com/article/view/reverse-warrior-demystified