Happy Yoga Birthday to Me by Cathleen O’Connell

So my yoga birthday is coming up. (Yes, some of us yogi types keep track of such things). This November I’ll have been practicing for 10 years and I’ve been thinking about how to commemorate the anniversary. I love tracking … Continue reading

Why do yoga workshops outside a regular class? Why study with different yoga teachers?

Kate Krumsiek I continue to be hungry for knowledge about the human body – in asana, in stillness, in life – and I love nothing more than the gift of a talented teacher’s knowledge provided in a workshop. It is … Continue reading

What poses or group of poses do you tend to avoid?

In yoga sutra II.3,  Patanjali tells us that one of the five main causes of suffering ( kleshas)  is dvesha, translated from the Sanskrit as aversion, repulsion or avoidance.  Taken to extremes, avoidance can do ourselves or others harm.  We asked … Continue reading

A Yoga Sutras Makeover

I love Patanjali‘s Yoga Sutras; I have almost as many editions as I do fingers and toes. When I heard there was a new translation and commentary of course I had to grab a copy. I’ve just finished Threads of Yoga: A Remix … Continue reading

Can Savasana Get Any Better?

Follow these three alignment tips to make this easiest-of-all poses even more restful.

Home Practice: The Pause That Refreshes

Right across from my office in Boston stands the historic Trinity Church, its ornate spires reflected in the simple planes of the Hancock Building.  I find it beautiful to regard, but I don’t have compelling reasons to go inside. I … Continue reading

Ann Dowd on Tadaaaa!sana

Tadaaaa-sana! Tadasana, from the outside, seems like the simplest of all yoga postures.  After all, you’re standing upright – right?  What could be easier? Sometimes called “Mountain Pose,” Tadasana is uncomplicated in form, but is in fact a complex posture, … Continue reading

Mary Alice on Tadasana

Tadasana is a deceptively simple posture.  It can appear to be merely “standing” but once we begin to engage our muscles, Tadasana can become a posture that expresses the ideas of stability and freedom, simultaneously.  When we stand in Mountain … Continue reading

7 Pointers from Our Teachers: Tadasana

1. The primary alignment goal in Tadasana is balance: the balance of the body upon the earth and against itself; a balance between energy rooting down and expanding upward; and the balance of effort and surrender while in the posture.  … Continue reading

Got a Question?

Text: Please let us know if you have a yoga-related question you’d like to have our teachers weigh in on. Write it in as a comment below, email us at, or call 617-835-1408; we’ll address it in a future … Continue reading