One Pose Does it All (for Your Shoulders)

Many things contribute to pain and injury in the shoulders. One culprit is related to how our shoulders (and neck and head) sit in our overall posture. Most of us have a slightly rounded… Continue reading

4 Tips for Earth Friendly Holiday Gift Giving

I always try to minimize my impact on Mother Earth, to use only what I need and not be wasteful. But Christmas can sometimes seem like the epitome of waste. It is so… Continue reading

Your Most Mindful Yoga Practice Yet

Mindfulness is a practice intended to help us bring our awareness to the present moment. The deeper aspects are about accepting, not resisting or trying to control, what’s happening in the moment. Generally… Continue reading

Hands in Prayer Pose: Why Does Yoga Teach It?

Most yoga classes begin with a short centering as a way to bring your attention to the present moment. In this pause before you begin to move your body you often bring hands palm-to-palm, in… Continue reading

4 Stress-Relieving Restorative Yoga Poses to Get You Through the Holidays (VIDEO)

We all know that the holidays can be a tremendously busy time of year. With travel, changes in our diet and sleeping patterns topped off by time spent with family (who may love… Continue reading

Gentle Yoga for Your Low Back (VIDEO)

This gentle yoga sequence touches on all the points that lead to a healthy low back: abdominal strength, stretching the hamstrings, a gentle back bend and even the alignment of your spine when… Continue reading

Beginner’s Guide to Alternate Nostril Breathing

Alternate nostril breathing, or nadi shodhana, is a fantastic tool to bring balance and evenness to mind and body. In a nutshell, we use fingertips to apply gentle, steady pressure on our nostrils, blocking… Continue reading

6 Ways to Sit Less & Move More

Sitting is the new smoking. It’s something we may have thought wasn’t such a big deal, until we saw the repercussions. And it’s killing us. Chronic low back and neck strain and higher-than-ever… Continue reading

Handstand: Learn How to Fall Safely (VIDEO)

There are many things we can do in our yoga practice to learn to balance in handstand. But, before we even get there, a whole lot of falling happens. Knowing how to fall… Continue reading

Tantra: It’s (Not) All About Sex

When it comes to Tantra, there always seems to be confusion. Most have come to associate it with sex; they hear tantra and immediately think Kama Sutra, and picture a whole bunch of… Continue reading