Posts From Ryan Glidden

Thereís Only One Thing You Have to Do. The Rest You Choose To Do

I came across a quote the other day in the Book, Chop Wood, Carry Water, by Joshua Medcalf. In a conversation between the main character (John) and his sensei, the

Stop Letting Go

Is letting go a bad thing? Here is one yoga teacher’s perspective on how holding on to challenging experiences can help you grow.

Separate But Not Apart – A Kosha Breakdown

In Yoga philosophy, there are five koshas, or layers of the human being identified. Here is an in depth explanation of this interesting truth.

Yoga: Merging the Science with the Philosophy

A state of disease, lethargy, frustration, or feeling stuck is an expression of too much prana outside the body. The more peaceful and balanced we feel, the less dispersed our prana is. If the prana does not have room to flow freely within the body, then something must be blocking it. Read for more information on how to balance prana!

Clear Mind Full

Are we supposed to clear the mind? Or fill the mind with mindfulness? Tricky questions. Great perspective on mind control and presence…

Yoga With Dad

A heart-warming tale of a dad and his daughter! Read this inspiring story by Featured Writer, yoga studio owner and father, Ryan Glidden.

5 Ways to Stay Inspired in Yoga

I teach a lot of yoga.   About 300 classes a year for the past seven years.   Teaching that much you experience ebbs and flows.   Sometimes you feel

Why Bother? What’s the Point? Yoga, Happening Now

The journey of yoga is designed to guide a student from identifying as their ego, to identifying as their soul. An in depth look at yoga…

Itís Not Confidence You Need, It’s Wisdom

Before I start many of my classes, I ask the room if there’s anything they would like me to work into the practice. It can be an area of the

Wood, Fire, Smoke, & Air: God is Everything and Nothing

One night a student saw his teacher sitting in contemplation beside a fire. He approached his teacher and joined him. After some silence, the student said, “Teacher, you have told