Communication is everything!

Communication is everything!

Communication is everything! I think you can solve most problems as long as you are willing to stay open and communicate. It’s hard when there’s a challenge between two people. It’s hard when there’s confrontation. Can you stay open and move towards the confrontation with an open heart and an open mind. This is yoga! If you shut down, close off, stop communicating, and run away — you’re not really practicing yoga off your mat. You have to take what you are learning on your mat off the mat. Go into the fire. Breathe into the discomfort. Stay present. And let go. Let it go. Whatever you are attached to — let it go. I know right away if someone in my life is practicing yoga, or if they are just doing yoga exercise. It’s the quality of communication. My strongest relationships are filled with healthy confrontation. Let’s not push something under the rug and deal with it later. Let’s figure it out right now. Let’s talk about it. Let’s communicate with each other. Are you living your yoga off the mat? What’s your relationship to confrontation? Are you practicing healthy communication? When things get challenging do you shut down? Close off? React emotionally?

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Sometimes You Support Your Partner And Sometimes They Support You!

Sometimes You Support Your Partner And Sometimes They Support You!

This is one of my favorite partner yoga poses. I love the assisted stretch you get from your partner when you are on top in the backbend and also when you are on the bottom in the forward fold.  My teacher — Dharma Mittra, always likes to add in some partner yoga poses to his classes and I try to do the same whenever possible.

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Breathe into it

Breathe into it

Really fun class this morning at Westlake Village Equinox!  Change your relationship to your Self and your relationship to everything else changes.  This is why yoga has such a profound impact on your life.  Your yoga mat is the microcosm.  What if instead of fighting with the pose you breathed into it?  What if instead of fighting through your life you breathed into it?  It was good to see you this morning, everyone!  Namaste.

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