Thoughts for Yoga Teachers – explaining yoga as therapy

The practice of yoga is therapeutic. Anyone who has practiced yoga will agree with this statement, but the idea of "yoga therapy" is contentious. In January 2016, the Yoga Alliance requested that any yoga school remove the terms "yoga therapy" and "yoga therapist" from their title. This instruction was a precaution against misleading the public …

Swim Training

Swimming is not my weakest event (running is), but I'm not the leader in the swim field either. My inability to win the swim is incongruent with my confidence and experience in long open-water swims. I swam a lot in high school. Most summers, I do twice-weekly 2000m lake swims. I just don't seem to …

Getting Started

There is heaviness in my heart as I embark on training for a full-distance Ironman. I completed an Ironman 70.3 in Taiwan in November 2015, and have had intentions of pursuing the full distance ever since. The impetus for training for the half distance in the summer of 2015 was the great tragedy of losing …