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Look Up! (The Zombie Apocalypse Isn’t Here Yet)

Look Up! (The Zombie Apocalypse Isn’t Here Yet)

We - you and me and all of us - are unwitting zombies. We look down all the time. Like ALL the time - at the ground, and most especially at our devices. But good news! The apocalypse isn't here yet and you can actually learn to look up when you walk. It's not as easy as it sounds though. I tried it...

Why we can't be trusted to feel

Why we can't be trusted to feel

How many times have you heard ‘do what feels right’ in a yoga class? 

We say it too, and to some extent it’s useful. 

 

But there is this little problem: what feels ‘right’ is just whatever you are USED to doing. That feels normal to you and new habits do not. Not all our habits are useful ones though, even if they feel normal to us.

We Benefit the Most From The Simplest Things

We Benefit the Most From The Simplest Things

Last week's blog post about headstand seems to have ruffled a few feathers. That wasn't my intention, but if we all start thinking a bit more about why we do what we do, that can only be a good thing.

Because, you see, we get the most benefit from the simplest things in yoga.

Do your heels touch the ground in Down Dog?

Do your heels touch the ground in Down Dog?

And more importantly, SHOULD they?

I get asked this question a lot, and I guess it's because people are so often pictured doing down dog with their heels down.

So, if it's not to get your heels down, what is the goal of down dog?