Meditation begins as a micro experience of self-awareness before expanding toward a higher state of cosmic consciousness. When we are disconnected from nature, however, the expansion of our practice can become stagnant—it is often a struggle just to sit and breathe. The opportunity to marinate in fresh air and pristine surroundings creates a direct line […]
Andrea Rice is a writer and yoga teacher. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Yoga Journal, SONIMA, mindbodygreen and other online publications. You can find her regular classes at shambhala yoga & dance center in Brooklyn, NY.
Early morning on the Fourth of July, I was jolted awake with extreme abdominal pain and rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. The proverbial fireworks I experienced within my stomach came as a shock—I had no prior indication that my otherwise good health was in any danger. Once it was determined I suffered a […]
This is part 2 in a series from Andrea Rice. In my previous post, I shared that it is my responsibility to walk the path of the perpetual student. And as that path has unraveled before my feet, it has not come without obstacles. Stepping into the role of student as teacher means to regularly drop […]
Part 1 in a series from Andrea Rice The first time I met Elena Brower was just over a year ago during my previous life as an editor. I had never taken class with her before, only knew her name as a well-respected teacher in the yoga community. And yet, there was an inexplicable familiarity […]