Your yoga practice doesn’t have to be a super choreographed routine (unless you want it to be). Flowing intuitively can be a profoundly important part of one’s practice. It can teach us...
According to yogic philosophy, there is both divine masculine and divine feminine energy alive within all of us. It’s said that the balance between these two sides leads to presence...
No matter what type of sport or physical activity you practice, having a strong core can make the difference between good or bad form.
Tree Pose or Vrksasana in Sanskrit (vrksa: tree, asana: pose), is a foundational yoga pose that accentuates our connection to the Earth.
Mermaid pose is a beautifully challenging and rewarding hip and heart-opening asana. It’s an advanced posture...
An often end-of-class asana, the Boat pose (Navasana), challenges the strength of your core and hip flexors.
How do you know if your hips are happy? Well, it’s more likely you’ll know if they’re sad!
Creating warmth in the body increases flexibility and awakens the central nervous system; and if your inner furnace runs cold or your body’s...
The term grounding can be used to describe a personality trait, a physical sensation and an emotional quality. To feel grounded is to be centered and connected with what’s going on in the present.
Lotus pose (Padmasana) is a pose that has been widely used for meditation throughout history...
If you’re from the Western hemisphere, thinking about anything tantric may bring to mind sex and sensuality.
Have you ever looked at a yoga pose and just thought “nope, not a chance!”? For me, that was Crow Pose (Bakasana).
Chronic stress is one of the leading causes of disease. We’re more susceptible to illness during times of stress, when we’re pushing...
Just as the name sounds, the crown chakra (Sahasrara) is located at the top and center of your head and is where your higher consciousness...
When you ask someone why they don’t move regularly the answers tend to include, “I don’t have time.” If this sounds familiar, we have great news for you.
What is Iyengar Yoga?
Yoga Medicine for the Vagus Nerve
Yoga for Skiers & Snowboarders
My first introduction to Kundalini yoga occurred at a retreat in Costa Rica, atop a mountain in a room that had glass from ceiling to floor.
Headstand (sirsasana) is often referred to as the “king of asanas.” It’s a well-earned title, as it’s one of the most advanced yoga inversions.
Weightlifting is one of the best ways to gain strength, but consistent heavy lifting can put a strain on your muscles and reduce your overall range of motion.
Through stretching, strengthening and stabilizing the body, the physical benefits of yoga serve as complementary to many other forms of exercise. Cycling is an exercise that pairs perfectly with yoga.
At this time, the feelings of turbulence and uncertainty are prevalent and may feel overwhelming. Whether your normal schedule has become inundated, uninterrupted...
One of my favorite descriptions of Hatha is “That 70’s Yoga”—basically, Hatha is what we in the western hemisphere picture when we imagine yoga...
The spine runs vertically up and down the back of your body. It consists of bones, ligaments, a spinal cord, nerves, muscles, intervertebral discs, and other connective tissue.
Parents often ask, “How can I get my children to do yoga?” The reply is always the same, let your children see you doing yoga. Sharing your yoga space is a fun and playful way to spend
When I first went public with my intention to open a yoga studio, several people who knew me responded with, "You? But you’re so energetic and fast-paced!” As right as they were
Big toes touching, knees out wide, reach toward the top of your mat. Spread your fingertips wide and sink your hips back into your heels. Press your forehead into your mat...
Your two sciatic nerves are the longest and largest single nerves in the human body. They begin at the bottom of your spine, run through your pelvis...
Forrest yoga was created by Ana T. Forrest, a fierce, powerful warrior woman. She developed the practice through her own healing. Forrest yoga uses the breath, the building of...
Being in the flow—you know the feeling. Life feels like a yes, everything (or most things) are running smoothly, you’re catching all the green lights, receiving hugs and support
What do you do when suddenly your yoga practice becomes repetitive, uninteresting, or dull? Every once in a while, after classes upon classes of the same movements, the same t
Most of us are starting to bundle up from the colder temperatures. Snow is just around the corner and if you are just as active in the winter as you are in the summer, why
Feeling overreactive or inactive? You may consider checking-in with your third chakra. Your Solar Plexus chakra, or Manipura, is the seat of your will power, self-esteem, and your ability
Despite having been active my whole life (dance, snowboarding, hiking, and the occasional gym membership), I realized as I was turning 50 in 2016 that a lot of things hurt. In the
That heat, that heart-filled, soul-catching, delicious, sparkly fire begins with breath. The ujjayi Darth Vader whisper ocean breath. This breath is your beginning, your foundation.
What is Acro Yoga?
What is Baptiste Yoga?
Recharge your Vinyasa Practice
Chaturanga Dandasana (four-limbed staff pose)
Relax into these Supine Yoga Poses
How Yoga Can Make your Favorite Sports Even More Fun
Building Core Strength
Rest & Digest
Change your Perspective with these Inverted Poses
Bridge Pose (setu bandhasana)
Poses that Ground
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