My favorite yoga teachers have always reminded us during practice to practice aparigraha, or non-grasping, by keeping our internal and external attention on our own practice.
It's so tempting to look around during yoga class. Yoga is, after all, beautiful - that's why those magazine covers are so enticing. And where did he say to put my foot???
But comparison is not only the thief of joy, but of practice. When I crane my neck to see the teacher or the screen (depending on how I'm taking practice today) I'm no longer connecting to my internal sensation. When I wonder what I'm supposed to look like, I'm no longer connected to how I feel.
And practice is about how poses feel in your body, not what they're supposed to look like. We hear about that a lot, but too often it's just easier to look.
While practicing from your heart or from your memory in silence may be the supposed pinnacle of home practice, the real point is to practice self care. Self care means adjusting your practice to your ability, sensation and conditions right now. And sometimes the kindest thing you can do is have someone lead you to a place that only you can know.
At least that's been my experience. So I wanted to create the thing that I sought: practices that allow you to let go a bit, but that don't take over. And the first step was to make them audio, so there's nothing to see. It all starts with listening. Listening to a voice, to the space between words, and finally to your own body and soul. The next step is a lot of permission to go inside - heck even turn the audio off if it's taken you to a place you want to explore in silence. And then to create practices that you can choose according to your needs, practices that take you to an edge - your edge - while keeping the focus on your steady breath and inward attention.
So you won't find much video on this website. I hope you enjoy what you do find and that it takes you to places that only you can know. Send me a signal - a postcard or an email - and let me know what you find.