12 Articles by Janna Leyde

Janna Leyde

What Happens When We Pause In Mountain Pose

We walk, scurry, drive, type, talk, text, plan, perform, present and execute our way through the day. Rarely do we pause and think about how these...

Janna Leyde
December 11 2014

How Yoga Helped Me Deal With The Unfairness Of Life

Once upon a time, I didn’t have a regular practice. Then a door opened and I walked into a steamy, sweat-soaked studio nearly every single day during...

Janna Leyde
March 22 2014

How I Learned To Tell My Absolute Truth

I teach my dad a lot of yoga, which we are all starting to believe is an excellent compliment to the treatment plans and routines that keep his...

Janna Leyde
March 14 2013

Can Yoga Help You Forgive Yourself?

“I shouldn’t have worn that seat belt!”

Janna Leyde
February 25 2013

Yoga Takes Care Of You

Last week was the last read of He Never Liked Cake before it goes off to the presses, its words—my words—forever in ink.

Janna Leyde
January 23 2013

Holding Your Space

Energy flows in all directions, and the good yoga teachers know what to do with it. Depending on the class, the students, the day, the planets, and a...

Janna Leyde
January 7 2013

You Can't Force Happiness

The end of the world is coming, or is that the solstice that’s coming and the world has already ended? I’m a little confused. I like the Mayans,...

Janna Leyde
December 21 2012

My Yoga Has No Plot

Stories must unfold. Plots don’t always work. I have to agree with Stephen King, one very accredited storyteller, on this. Here's how he explains plot...

Janna Leyde
December 5 2012

When All Else Fails, Do Yoga

My dad has a brain injury, and I've been a little jealous of him lately. He doesn’t react to things the way I do.

Janna Leyde
November 16 2012

How to Face Your Fears

It’s that spooky time of year when screens big and small are chock full of horror, homicide, blood, ghosts, creepy houses, and demons. It’s pure...

Janna Leyde
October 31 2012

How Yoga Helped Me Accept Change

Well, I’ve been afraid of changing, Cause I, I built my life around you. I heard this while I was waiting in line at Starbucks the other day.

Janna Leyde
October 18 2012

How Yoga Heals Brain Injury

For months, my father has struggled with basic yoga poses—he couldn’t conceive of how to move his body into downward dog, much less exert the...

Janna Leyde
October 5 2012