Triangle Pose

TRIANGLE POSE Ever since I was a young girl, three has always been my favorite number.  Its symbolism appears quite frequently in religion, fairy tales, mythology, and literature.  Even yoga contains the trinity of mind, body, and spirit. Trikonasana is one of the fundamental poses in yoga, and it is meant to bring the mind,

Chair Pose-Utkatasana

CHAIR POSE-UTKATASANA In English, we call Utkatasana, chair pose, because it looks as if we are sitting back in an imaginary chair. And while we tend to think of sitting down in a chair as taking a load off, sitting back in an imaginary chair is harder than it appears. In Sanskrit, Utkatasana doesn’t actually


WARRIOR Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana) If you’ve ever attended a yoga class before, then it’s very likely you’ve stood in Warrior Pose. It’s one of the most common postures practiced in traditional yoga, today. Translated from Sanskrit, Virabhadrasana literally means “Hero Friend” pose. Virabhadra was a fierce warrior who saved the day in an ancient mythological

Downward Facing Dog

DOWNWARD FACING DOG Buy Low, Sell High! One of the most time-honored pieces of financial market advice is to “buy low and sell high.”  This means that we want to buy into investments at low prices, and then sell them at higher prices so that we can realize a profit.  Makes simple sense, right?  Yet,

No Mud, No Lotus

NO MUD, NO LOTUS Money Messages from the Mat (Part One) Welcome to the first digest of the “Money Messages from the Mat” series.  Over the next several weeks, I’ll be taking one yoga pose at a time, and showing you how to apply the lessons we learn from these postures, out into the real