How Yoga?

How we practice is what we practice. ~ Jessica Patterson I teach my sons that how and why we do things are at least as important as what we do. I teach them that life is built on habits, so it’s worthwhile to create our habits mindfully. In our yoga Read more…

Why Yoga, Really?

So often we go through our daily routines on autopilot. Status quo. Just another day. We’ve been trained, collectively, not to ask why and just to follow the leader. In school, religion, work. Of parents, teachers, law and government. Of the status quo majority. Yoga offers a reprieve from the Read more…

The Antidote to Anxiety

Anxiety. It’s created by trying to live forward into the future and resolve the not-yet known, the not-yet experienced. And why? To make it less scary? To make life a safe, super-safe adventure? If I worry over my future opportunities as a creator, a yogi and a teacher, then I Read more…

What Is Yoga, Really?

The images we see of yoga largely are a limited view of a Western trend. It emphasizes the physical practice of asanas. Bodies bending and stretching into shapes on a rectangular mat. Defined minutes of a class conducted within the defined walls of a studio. But the ancient spiritual practice Read more…

Seva, Karma + Karma Yoga

With Veterans Day approaching, and my being a U.S. Army veteran, I’ve been contemplating the concept of service. It will be the theme that guides the Rooted in Seva yoga class I will teach on Veterans Day. Seva in Sanskrit, the language of yoga, means selfless service. Military veterans are Read more…