It’s Friday: B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bolster)

Congratulations, you made it to the weekend! This is no small feat, considering the week we had. There were tornadoes. Osama Bin Laden was killed.... (read more)

How to Do Tittibhasana (Firefly Pose)

Join me in Boston tomorrow, Saturday, April 30, 1:30-3:30 p.m. for an Arm Balances & Inversions workshop at Inner Strength.  We’ll cover tittibhasana and more.... (read more)

Bhekasana on the Beach: A Yoga Pose for Runners

Bhekasana (frog pose) is an excellent yoga posture for the front line of the body, including feet, ankles; thighs and groins; hip flexors, the abdomen,... (read more)

Mid-Winter Middle Whittler & Signs of Spring

Here, in Boston, there have been a few inarguable signs of spring this week.  First and foremost, the Red Sox reported to spring training, with–poetically... (read more)

“Pincha” Me; I Must Be Dreaming

“Pincha” me; I must be dreaming!  Most yogis agree that few activities can top yoga in a tropical location.  [Insert shameless plug inviting you to... (read more)

Welcome, Year of the Rabbit!

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit, marked by more gentle qualities than the fierce Year of the Tiger, in... (read more)

How To Do Tripod Headstand

Today marks yoga pioneer B.K.S. Iyengar’s 92nd birthday, so it seems fitting that I should stand on my head in homage.  In his lifetime and... (read more)

Om Gal’s Gut-Busting Thanksgiving Bird

In preparation for Thanksgiving, I thought I’d share a different kind of bird, to slim rather than stuff you.  Eagle pose (garudasana) is typically a... (read more)

Yoga Antidote for “The Mondays”

This restorative meditation and yoga sequence is a helpful antidote for “The Mondays,” the bluesy, blah feeling that can strike at the start of a... (read more)

Start Your Week & Month on the Right Foot- or Your Head!

Headstand (sirsasana) is one of my favorite poses. It simultaneously energizes and calms the mind, strengthens the spine, legs, and arms, soothes and tones the... (read more)

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: Who’s the Hottest, Bendiest, Most Zen Yogi of Them All?

Recently, a yoga student inquired before class why I opt to cover the mirrors in the studio space within a health club in which I... (read more)

Seated Yoga Sequence

In honor of the athletes who participated in the Head of the Charles Regatta this weekend, in Boston, I wanted to share a simple seated... (read more)

Advanced Backbending Series: Wheel to Handstand

You know I would bend over backwards for you, right, yogis?  Or, in this case, I’ll show you how to bend over backwards.  The video,... (read more)

Step on a Crack; Don’t Break a Yogi’s Back: 6 Tips for Safe Backbends

Safe backbends keep the spine supple, heart open, and core strong, among many other benefits.  When done correctly, these poses energize and detoxify the body,... (read more)

6 Tips for a Fall Detox

Toasting fall with a carrot, beet, cucumber, & apple juice in Boston. This may come as a surprise, but I’m not so keen on cleanses.... (read more)
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