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Yoga for Ski and Snowboard Season

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It’s been snowing on the Front Range and we’re very excited. And very cold. But mostly excited.

With resorts starting to open for the season, we’re tuning up our edges, getting new boots fitted, and winterizing our cars for the trek up to our favorite mountains.

While we prepare for ski and snowboard season in all these ways, we also need to take some time to do a physical tune up as well. One of the best ways to prevent injury, build endurance, and strengthen muscles is through a yoga practice. Here’s why: Read more

Savikalpa Samadhi

After the moonwalk of 1971, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell came back to Earth with a quandary: he couldn’t quite describe to others the experience he had in space. As this was only the third mission to achieve lunar landing in history, Mitchell became one of just a few people in existence to have seen the Earth from the outside, looking in.

Mitchell enlisted the help of a university to help him describe his experience and what they found was the overview effect, or Savikalpa Samadhi. Read more

On Being Different-y

The very first class I taught in my now hometown of Boulder, I was really worried about fitting in with the local style. I did my initial 200-hour training at CorePower Yoga in Chicago, but the CorePower style in Boulder was noticeably different.

This is a yoga town, there’s no question about it. Many of the students have gone through trainings and even if they haven’t, they know a great deal about their practice. Many of them have been practicing longer than me. This is intimidating. Read more

Cooperation Vs Competition

Depending on who you ask, yoga originated somewhere around 5,000 years ago in India. It wasn’t until the 1893 Parliament of Religions in Chicago that the idea of yoga was first brought to the West by Swami Vivekananda on any kind of grand scale.

As yoga evolved into the forms we see today, our culture also evolved into one that largely values competition and individualism over cooperation to reach greater goals. In school we are encouraged to do better than our peers. At work we strive to climb to the top of the ladder, leaving others behind. Read more

The Perks of Being a Wayfarer

This past weekend was Wanderlust Aspen-Snowmass. It was incredible. Before I left for the festival, I wrote this article for Elevation Outdoor about what I was most excited about:

Five Things to Get Excited About at Wanderlust

I’m a Wanderlust Wayfarer. It’s a hard title to say quickly, but basically it means I’m a community connector for Wanderlust-AliK4Wanderlust Aspen-Snowmass. It’s a pretty great job.

Wanderlust is a yogi’s dream: Set in beautiful locations around the world, it draws leading yoga instructors, incredible DJs and bands, and some of the best food and wine around. It’s an indulgent treat to feed the body and soul for a weekend in nature. Read more