Especially for Teachers, Yoga Postures

Helping Students Master the Asanas Part 2 of 3:

Seeing the Differences Visualize a group of students sitting comfortably crossed legged on the floor with good posture in Sukhasana, Easy (sitting) Pose. In preparation for the next pose, you give them the first instruction: “Place your left hand on the floor.” Now do you see in your visualization everyone maintaining good posture as they place their left hand on … Read More

Especially for Teachers, Yoga Postures

Helping Students Master the Asanas: Part One

“Will I ever be able to do ____?” [Fill in the blank with a popular yoga asana.] This is a question that I often receive from my students. They have seen the pictures in the books and watched some of their classmates glide—seemingly effortlessly—into a pose that is challenging to the watchers. I never answer with a simple yes or … Read More

Especially for Teachers, Yoga Postures

Getting the Point

Have you ever reached a point with your sadhana — or in your teaching, or in anything else from which you seek fulfillment — where it just wasn’t giving you what you wanted? Did you think, “What’s wrong; why isn’t there more joy”? Of course you have. Everyone has. But what can we do about it? I’d like to share with you … Read More

Especially for Teachers, Yoga Postures

Burn Bright, Not Out

In 2002, I interviewed three Ananda Yoga® teachers who teach a lot, and I’ll share their wisdom with you. Each of them gave a wealth of insights and solutions, including: how to recognize the many ways in which burnout can manifest finding the causes of burnout a wide variety of practical solutions, both preventative and remedial Even if you don’t … Read More