"for true happiness, honesty is required."

— Tazima Davis

building your home practice - on my radio show!

i am super pumped about my new internet radio show! 

it’s called the Vibrant Health Revolution show and i’m doing a show every weekday 8:30-9:30 am PDT

tomorrow’s show will focus on Building Your Home Yoga Practice

This show is especially for those interested in cultivating a more consistent mindfulness practice. Although I’ll be focusing on yoga, the content and principles can be applied to other fitness or meditation activities.  I’ll discuss:

  • the benefits of a consistent yoga practice (deepen your practice while saving money!)
  • simple strategies for making it doable and FUN!
  • basic yoga practice sequencing and safety
  • and my favorite yoga posture resources

see you on air!   ;)

Compassionate Cause - April

American Red Cross

Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami

This month’s gift to the American Red Cross will support our disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific. On those rare occasions when donations exceed American Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters.

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Donate to support:


…i donate 5% of my revenue to my compassionate cause of the month…

chaturanga dandasana - four-limbed staff pose
lincoln park, capital hill, washington, dc
things to remember: 
fire up the core (pull the bellybutton up and in toward the spine) to keep the center of the body lifted, even if the knees are down in the modified version
activate the legs (engage the quads, lifting the knee caps) to keep the lower body lifted
activating the the core and legs is especially important for the ladies with our lower center of gravity
send the gaze and heart forward- this will prevent the head from dipping down and weakening the posture
squeeze the elbows into the body as you exhale the body down from plank position (top of a push-up) into chaturanga
keep the shoulders back and no lower than the elbows (dipping the shoulders forward can cause injury, especially with multiple chaturangas throughout practice)
the MOST important things to remember:
do NOT do chaturanga dandasana if you have shoulder injuries. instead, modify or completely abstain from chaturanga so you can take care of your self and heal up.
cultivating the best form possible for your body is essential in keeping your shoulders safe.
more about chaturanga dandasana

chaturanga dandasana - four-limbed staff pose

lincoln park, capital hill, washington, dc

things to remember:

  • fire up the core (pull the bellybutton up and in toward the spine) to keep the center of the body lifted, even if the knees are down in the modified version
  • activate the legs (engage the quads, lifting the knee caps) to keep the lower body lifted
  • activating the the core and legs is especially important for the ladies with our lower center of gravity
  • send the gaze and heart forward- this will prevent the head from dipping down and weakening the posture
  • squeeze the elbows into the body as you exhale the body down from plank position (top of a push-up) into chaturanga
  • keep the shoulders back and no lower than the elbows (dipping the shoulders forward can cause injury, especially with multiple chaturangas throughout practice)

the MOST important things to remember:

  • do NOT do chaturanga dandasana if you have shoulder injuries. instead, modify or completely abstain from chaturanga so you can take care of your self and heal up.
  • cultivating the best form possible for your body is essential in keeping your shoulders safe.

more about chaturanga dandasana

"persistence happens when i decide that a challenge is no larger than my capacity to innovate"

— Tazima Davis

"Consider it: every person you have ever met, every person will suffer the loss of his friends and family. All are going to lose everything they love in this world. Why would one want to be anything but kind to them in the meantime?"

natarajasana - lord of the dance pose
taken in New Mexico during my cross country drive.

natarajasana - lord of the dance pose

taken in New Mexico during my cross country drive.

plank pose pause
taking a moment to explain the correct mechanics of chaturanga during a special session about yoga, wellness, and food workshop for a group of 6th grade girls.
had so much fun that day!
@ flow yoga center, washington, dc

plank pose pause

taking a moment to explain the correct mechanics of chaturanga during a special session about yoga, wellness, and food workshop for a group of 6th grade girls.

had so much fun that day!

@ flow yoga center, washington, dc

"The problem is that perpetually doing, without ever tuning in to the center of our being, is the equivalent of fueling a mighty ship by tossing all its navigational equipment into the furnace."

— Martha Beck
littlemanmcleod:

Sea Otters hold hands whilst sleeping so they don’t drift away from each other.

possibly the sweetest thing i’ve EVER seen. heart warming!
reminds me some of the couples i’ve had in my yoga classes who hold hands during savasana.  CUTE!

littlemanmcleod:

Sea Otters hold hands whilst sleeping so they don’t drift away from each other.

possibly the sweetest thing i’ve EVER seen. heart warming!

reminds me some of the couples i’ve had in my yoga classes who hold hands during savasana.  CUTE!

(Source: onemamatwoboys)

tittibhasana (firefly pose) + laughter
photo shoot @ Flow Yoga Center, Washington, DCphoto credit: Chris Anderson
more posture info

tittibhasana (firefly pose) + laughter

photo shoot @ Flow Yoga Center, Washington, DC
photo credit: Chris Anderson

more posture info

I am SO excited to announce that I’ll be hosting another installment of Affairs of the Heart Chakra.  This is a single-friendly, couple supportive workshop for everyone with a heart.
Join me to learn how you can: 
more easily understand your own feelings (and other people’s, too)
feel empowered to make more resonant, confident choices
*bonus*  cultivate more intimacy in ALL your relationships
Date:  Sunday, February 13th, 2011
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: GODA Yoga 9711 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Investment: $25 per person

I am SO excited to announce that I’ll be hosting another installment of Affairs of the Heart Chakra.  This is a single-friendly, couple supportive workshop for everyone with a heart.

Join me to learn how you can:

  • more easily understand your own feelings
    (and other people’s, too)
  • feel empowered to make more resonant,
    confident choices
  • *bonus* cultivate more intimacy in
    ALL your relationships

Date: Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Location: GODA Yoga
9711 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Investment: $25 per person

yogadudes:

Submitted by Kylo Anderson 

yay!

yogadudes:

Submitted by Kylo Anderson 

yay!

missjonesmedia:

Over the Summer, Trevor and I traded photography for private yoga lessons. He believes that yoga should be practiced anywhere and everywhere, so I began to photograph him posing in random locations. The series of photos, which I’ll be posting over the next few days, was shot entirely on my 35mm camera. SF locals should check out his website, trevordye.com, because he’ll be hosting donation based pop-up yoga classes around the city. Also, record enthusiasts should attend his “Yoga to Vinyl” classes!
On that note, I’m off to do yoga with T-dawg right now.

love a public display of yoga! awesome

missjonesmedia:

Over the Summer, Trevor and I traded photography for private yoga lessons. He believes that yoga should be practiced anywhere and everywhere, so I began to photograph him posing in random locations. The series of photos, which I’ll be posting over the next few days, was shot entirely on my 35mm camera. SF locals should check out his website, trevordye.com, because he’ll be hosting donation based pop-up yoga classes around the city. Also, record enthusiasts should attend his “Yoga to Vinyl” classes!

On that note, I’m off to do yoga with T-dawg right now.

love a public display of yoga! awesome

(via yogadudes)

joyous moment teaching some 6th grade girls about yoga, wellness, and food. YAY!
@flow yoga center, washington, dc

joyous moment teaching some 6th grade girls about yoga, wellness, and food. YAY!

@flow yoga center, washington, dc