Why we use Support.

February 20th, 2023

Why Props?

B. K. S. Iyengar introduced props into the modern practice of yoga in the early 1960’s.  He wanted all practitioners to have equal access to the benefits of the postures. 

Using support does not mean that you are weak or less of a yogi.  In many cases it’s the exact opposite.  Not using support when needed can lead to misalignment and future injuries.  Props are a means for achieving alignment, stability, and prolonged stays in the posture. Supports in yoga enable you to stay present in the moment, feel your body, and allow you to explore postures in a deeper and more effective way. 

Why am I selling them? Well, sometimes I ask myself the same question. To be honest, I couldn’t find what I wanted in the area so I decided to experiment with making my own. Sometimes you’ve just got to scratch your own itch. Now that I have the patterns and fine tuned the details, I would like to offer them to you directly or through the stores that carry them.

You can find out more about the products I make by clicking here.

This Week’s Classes

(Las clases de esta semana)

At the beginning of the month our movements were large and we moved the entire body as we breathed. Each week the movements have become more and more subtle. As we continue discussing the connection with breath and movement, you may find that you can’t “go as deep” into the posture. That’s OK!

Maybe one day your are practicing and you find yourself out of breath or your body is shaking to hold the “correct” position. This is a great time to ask less of the body and give more effort into the breath. Holding a yoga position in an uncomfortable state is not yoga. That is your ego trying to force your body to conform to some ridiculous image in your head. How can you focus on how your body feels if you are clenched and stiff? How can you feel your body move as you breathe if you frozen in place?

Instead of giving 100% in the body posing, give 50% effort in the pose and 50% effort in being present. 

This week we will attempt to hold basic yogic postures while connecting to our breath. Allowing the breath to move the body while the body stays in one place. See you in class this week!


Last week we learned that Ujjayi Breathe (Ocean Breath). This week try and find a few moments to stop in your day and practice. Particularly when dealing with people or situations that frustrate you.

Here are the steps:

  • Seal your lips and start to breath in and out through your nose.
  • Take an inhalation through your nose that is slightly deeper than normal. Exhale slowly through your nose while constricting the muscles in the back of your throat.
  • With your mouth open, try exhaling the sound “HAAAAH”—it’s similar to the sound you make when you’re trying to fog up a mirror. Get comfortable with this sound to get the hang of the practice.
  • Close your mouth and attempt a similar sound.
  • You may hear a sound like waves in the ocean—the inhales can be compared to the sound the ocean makes as the water is gathering up to form the wave, the exhales can be compared to the sound of the waves crashing to the shore. Some people compare Ujjayi breathing to Darth Vader from Star Wars, if that’s helpful.


Click here to see my current class schedule.

Additional Offerings ~ Yoga Nidra, Sound Immersion, Meditation, Restorative, Yin, Hatha, Vinyasa, Reiki, Corporate sessions, Events. Click here to learn more.

Private Sessions – Do you have needs that you feel are unable to be met in a group yoga class? A private session might be the right choice for you. Whether you are new to yoga or looking to deepen your existing practice, a one-on-one lesson can be tailored to your suit individual needs. Experience the many benefits yoga can provide in a safe and personalized way.

***If you can’t make a class, and you are in the La Ventana Bay area, get 3 or more people together and I am happy to offer semi-private classes for 200mxn per person***

Upcoming Events/ Eventos

  • Restorative/Yin Yoga – Every Thursday 9-10am ~ Casa del Tio R., LV
  • Wing Foiling Workshop ~ February 24th 8:30-11am ~ Centro de Los GIrasoles, El Sargento – 500 mxn
  • FREE Wing Foiling warmup ~ March 3rd 8-8:30pm ~ Playa Central
  • Restorative Alignment w/Sensory Experience ~ March 8th 6-7:15pm ~ 250mxn
  • Wing Foiling Workshop ~ March 15th 9-11:30am ~ Casa del Tio R. ~ 500mxn

Quote of the Week

(Expresar por la semana)

Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are

― Jason Crandell

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