We live in a culture in which we are often demanded to do more. How much writing can you do in a year/semester/week/hour? How many students can you teach effectively? This constant striving for more leaves many of us feeling inadequate a lot of the time. It also privileges an approach to work … [Read more...] about Is working at or just beyond your limits really effective?
Learned in Yoga Class
How yoga influences how I work with clients. I don’t expect you to do yoga. You don’t even have to attempt the pose I’m going to talk about. Ever. In your whole life. The point of this series is that yoga has taught me some interesting things about how to approach other things.
Occasionally my yoga teacher focuses on transitions. While the poses themselves are important, how we move from one pose to another is also worthy of attention. Academic work is complex. You do a lot of different things in a day. In addition to thinking about how you do the specific tasks — … [Read more...] about Transitions in your work day
This post complements others about establishing a writing practice. I've been using my yoga practice as an analogy. One of the key questions I asked myself when establishing a home yoga practice was "How do I make this easy?". Some of the elements of my answer: The smallest possible amount … [Read more...] about How to make it easy for YOU
In my Planning classes I talk about how you learn to juggle by tossing one beanbag from one hand to the other. Your goal is form and consistency. Once you have that, you can add more beanbags, change from beanbags to something else, and do something that looks much more like juggling. You can't … [Read more...] about Developing a new practice: An update on my yoga practice
One of the things my yoga teachers are constantly reminding us about is that using supports is not a sign of weakness. Sometimes, in order to get the benefit of a pose, you need to use a block or a strap or modify the pose in some way. People vary. We are not all the same biologically, … [Read more...] about Using the supports you need