"While a [drop-in] vinyasa class might fit better into my lifestyle, I can’t help but think I’ve been missing out on something important by practicing a newer, less traditional version of yoga," writes Erica Rodefer Winters. How do you balance tradition and innovation in your practice?
Have you ever had a yoga teacher call you out for doing (or not doing) something in class? No one wants to be humiliated, but Erica Rodefer Winters wonders if tough love in yoga class is such a bad thing.
The 2012 Yoga in America study revealed the main reasons people come to yoga, with flexibility, general conditioning, and stress relief, among them. Erica Rodefer Winters wonders why people don't know about the deeper benefits yoga, like more balanced emotional states and better relationships.