Drishti (Yogic Gaze)


Hi everyone!  I had a great two weeks spending more time with myself and my two favorite guys.  Now I feel ready to get back into teaching, yeah!

I want to talk to you today about drishti.  Drishti means “Yogic Gaze”.

I really enjoy using drishti during my yoga practice.  It improves my focus and balance.  It helps me tune into my inner worid.  It makes my yoga practice more delicious and intriguing!

Drishti is a technique of gazing at a focal point during your yoga practice.  For example, when you’re in warrior 2 (virabhadrasana 2), bring your gaze to the tip of your front middle finger. Practice looking through the eyes instead of intensely focusing on one point.

I’ve introduced this in Yoga Basics, mainly in warrior 2, but you can practice drishti in any yoga pose!

This article discusses drishti and provides instruction on how to practice drishti in seated forward fold (pashchimottanasana); give it a try!


Next Thursday (the 25th) I’ll be leading the 6pm Balanced class at YogaSpace, I’d love to see you!

Yoga Lingo: Namaste

anjali mudra hands stock photoHave you ever wondered what ‘Namaste’ means?

We typically say it at the end of class and I usually accompany it by saying “the light in me honors the light in you”; this is one translation of Namaste.  Here is another interpretation!

Meaning of Namaste

I’m excited to be teaching Balanced Yoga at YogaSpace on June 30th at 6 pm!  I would love to see you there 🙂