Comfort, that stealthy thing that enters your house as a guest, then becomes a host, and then a master Khalil Gilbran I paid attention to the stories my mother-in law used to tell, on how little everybody had during and just after WWII. On her birthday, during the last winter of the war, she got […]
Anat Geiger writes about the known and less known reasons for the spine being the center of yoga practice.
“On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort toward spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.” A Helpful Reminder It is hard to choose one quote from the Gita, there are so many great ones. They are poetic, beautiful and, to me, more than […]
For more than two decades I have been studying and teaching yoga, deepening my philosophy studies progressively as I go. At the center of these teachings is the concept of karma, an incredibly elegant and poignant way to understand suffering, gain, loss, praise, blame, success, failure, all the sometimes maddening ups and downs of our lives.
Prana, Chi, Energy. Anat Geiger writes about the stuff we are literally made of but is still often regarded as esoteric.
Fascia isn’t just an arbitrary part of the body, fascia is a complex and vast communication network within the body that influences every aspect of our development. Anat Geiger dares to scratch the surface in this latest blog post.
Has the demonization of stress led to us overlooking the value of stress for survival and good health? Anat Geiger explores this topic through the lens of a yogi.
Anat explores the work of Dr Bruce Lipton to help provide evidence for what yoga philosophy has been saying for centuries: modern science is proving that the stories we tell ourselves ultimately will become our story if we don’t gain control over the mind.
Practice makes perfect. That’s what we all heard when learning to ride a bike, to play an instrument or to master a pose. The first time you try it seems hopeless, there are just too many things you have no control over: coordination, balance, rhythm, strength. Yet somehow you keep trying and trying and there is a […]
Anat Geiger explores the first of the Eight Limbs of Patanjali- the yamas- and explains why they’re important for us to live by
Those stories are now everywhere, even on Netflix: yoga teachers whose behavior is questionable, or downright wrong. They are dishonest and greedy, sexually aggressive and inappropriate, selfish and way too much into themselves.
Anat Geiger shares her view on the importance of commitment and discipline, two words that are seemingly taboo in today’s society, for increasing our energy and achieving long term happiness.
Why is meditation so hard? It sounds like the simplest thing in the world: sit calmly in a quiet place for a while and observe your internal feelings and thoughts. And yet, it is one of the hardest things to actually do.
My take on yoga philosophy I was not immediately drawn to yoga philosophy. When I started my personal yoga path, as a 29-year old performer, I was mainly interested in the physical aspects of yoga practice- which was really weird, as I was interested in philosophy in general.
Anat Geiger, a functional yoga teacher, writing a personal essay on body image and self-acceptance. Being rejected by both fat and skinny people and letting that define her self-worth, Anat shares how she overcame the struggle and began to accept who she was and encourages others to do so.
Picture this: a battlefield, where two armies are rallied for battle. This battle has been building for a generation: the leading warriors on both sides grew up together, and have been in conflict since their youth.
Not even on the inside. This is a scientific fact: every bone in every body is different. Some differences are huge, some are minor. But they are big enough to create enormous variations in how our joints are put together, which in turn will determine how much movement each joint can create.
It’s one of these things you spend years without knowing and when you get it, you wonder how could you have not seen it before.