"If you have practiced yoga with me as your teacher, you may have gotten used to my mantra "begin at the beginning." In every practice that I lead, my call to action in each pose is to build a foundation first - feet grounded, toes spread, like roots, heels alive. Your hands - essential tools for discovery and exploration - feel through the palms, extend through the fingertips, connect through the arches. Sounds basic.. and it is just that - basic, fundamental - build your practice from ground up. You don't have to go through the practice alone, let your mat be your accomplice, a faithful reminder of the groundedness and connection. And maybe, some day, you will carry yourself like Johann Hurlinger, who walked on his hands from Paris to Vienna in 1900..."