Category Archive: For Yoga Teachers

How To Keep Your Low Back Safe In Forward Folds

Keeping a healthy low back is key to living pain free, retaining overall strength and aging gracefully. You begin by finding optimal alignment—that free and open posture you were born with—then doing what you can to maintain and… Continue reading

Getting Into Arm Balances: One Simple Step

I Geek Yoga It’s not just that I love inversions, or arm balances, yoga philosophy, and our incredible anatomy of muscles, bones and fascia, though I do. Yoga is an art AND a science. It’s the… Continue reading

5 Tips For a Better Wheel Pose

Wheel is the quintessential back bend of yoga. It’s invigorating and keeps the spine strong and supple. As the very beginning of the advanced back bends, Urdhva Dhanurasana is a gateway pose. These… Continue reading

Yoga For Asthma (Or Anyone Who Wants to Breathe Deeply)

What’s happening in the physical body is often a manifestation of something deeper. For most people a build-up of memories and feelings get stored in the energetic body. Long-held beliefs about everything from our… Continue reading

Learn to Fly in Hurdler’s Pose

Learn to fly in Hurdler’s Pose with the perfect trio of preparatory yoga postures.

The Best Yoga Breath to Find Balance

If your yoga teacher is worth her salt, she’ll remind you to breathe. If she’s really skilled, she’ll teach you how to breathe. We forget to breathe consciously all the time, don’t we? Simply… Continue reading

The Yamas: A Modern Look at Living a Life of Harmony

Ask anyone why they practice yoga and the answer will always come back to one thing. It makes us feel better. On the physical level, we practice to relieve pain and increase vitality. But… Continue reading

How to Sequence Yoga (For Home Practice & New Teachers)

Whether you’re a teacher just starting out, or want to have a stronger home practice, this basic formula will help you break down and understand what’s needed to leave your body and mind feeling balanced.

A Clean Windshield & A View of the Human Condition

You’re driving down the road, just relaxed in the car, mind drifting. You make a right turn. “Holy crap!” you exclaim, “I can’t see anything.” As you stare at the setting sun, you… Continue reading

How to Have Healthy Shoulders in Downward Dog

When I’m 85 years old, I want to practice Downward Dog. I want to remain limber, both mentally and physically, as I age. I want to be able to support myself and contribute… Continue reading