Positive Thinking Myth: “Smile or Die!”

“Why is it that people who are obsessed with positive thinking are always so miserable?” I didn’t have a good answer because it’s usually
true. And even more true is that the most positive people I know have no problem whatsoever having

Your Biography Becomes Your Biology

Dear Yoga Student, I came across a quote the other day by author/speaker Carolyn Myss that really struck a chord. She says: “Your biography becomes your biology.” What you do, what you eat, how you live your life quickly becomes who you are on the very visceral knees, ankles, shins & toes level. With yoga […]

Discipline vs. Flow (which is better?)

Dear Yoga Student, Traditional yoga relies on specific sets yoga postures done over and over until mastery. Here’s how it works: (1) You go to class. (2) The teacher gives you some poses to do in a specific order (poses that she has practiced for YEARS and that work for her and her students). (3) […]

Yoga Students – Get Motivated!

Dear Yoga Student, When it comes to anything health and fitness related, your level of motivation often makes all the difference. Highly motivated people plow through the world like Mack Trucks with no brakes; while those with lackluster motivation suffer from the incredible force of inertia… … and the question you always have to ask […]

Yoga Guru’s – Do you REALLY need one?

Dear Yoga Student, For most people, their best quality is also their worst. Let me show you what I mean. I’ve always been a one-man show doing everything on my own terms for as long as I can remember. In some ways, it’s done me a lot of good. But in other ways, it’s been […]

Yoga Covered by Health Insurance?

Dear Yoga Student, Getting past the excuses NOT to do yoga is a big deal for most people – because we can all think of so many reasons why not! Too tired today Too hippy dippy Too difficult Too easy Too stiff Too expensive Whenever I run into a student of mine who hasn’t been […]

The Death of the New Year’s Resolution 2010

ABOVE: an interview with Will Smith to get you thinking… Dear Yoga Student, Today I’d like to officially and formally kill the New Year’s resolution and replace it with the “90-Day Resolution Revolution.” Here’s the deal: Any yoga teacher will tell you that their yoga classes are packed in January with slightly bloated students eager […]

Jim Rohn Passed Away – You’ll Be Missed

Dear Yoga Student, Jim Rohn has passed away, and I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the man who, in many ways, is one of the founders of modern personal growth and development. Just like in the modern yoga world, if you trace things back to their source, almost every yoga teacher can […]