I am new to yoga and meditation. How do I begin?
The art of discovery is rooted in a willingness to try, nothing else.
I can’t touch my toes. Can I practice yoga?
With a regular yoga asana practice, flexibility is one of the many benefits. However, yoga is not a goal-oriented practice. You’ve heard the saying that the journey is what’s most important, not the destination? Well, that saying holds true here. Learning to be right where you are wherever you are and being ok with that, actually opens the body and mind to the next level of flexibility. Actually, you don’t ever have to touch your toes to practice yoga.
My mind is always “on.” Can I meditate?
Busy minds can seem like a distraction, but the moment you realize your mind is busy is the first step in mindfulness. There are many ways to come to meditation. It’s not about achieving a “state” or transcending reality. Rather it’s waking up to reality and embracing every moment—just as it is, just as you are. Sometimes, the reality is that we have a busy mind. And that’s ok.
I have an injury. Can I practice yoga?
Please communicate any injury you have, including past surgeries.
Truth in yoga: If it hurts, stop. You know your body best, please be mindful and don’t go beyond your limit. You can test your boundaries, but you know when you’re pushing and it’s never worth it. If in doubt about your injury, it’s always a good idea to check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.
Do you provide any payment options if I cannot afford sessions?
If you are finding times are tough financially right now, please contact me for options. I am happy to work with you so you can get the support you need.