Category Archive: For Yoga Teachers

The Ultimate Backbend: How to Dropback to Wheel

No other yoga pose makes me feel more empowered and alive than a Dropback. What’s cool about it is it’s actually a transitional practice between two poses: Mountain and Wheel. To make that transition fluidly… Continue reading

The #1 Cause of Suffering

The gun made a loud click and the magazine slid out into my palm. I checked the chamber again. Yes, I did get that bullet too. Only one more day. I can do… Continue reading

Tips From The Yogi’s Toolbox

I was lying in bed angry, sad and grumpy.  The more I thought about how I felt, the angry I seemed to get. Frustrated, I laced up my running shoes. Sometimes running can be very… Continue reading

The Light Within: A Look at Consciousness

Have you ever had an amazing, enlightening experience, then noticed your eyes in a mirror? How they sparkled with fresh clarity? Cried until there were no more tears, then saw a new brightness to their… 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

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

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

The Safe Way to Forward Fold in Yoga

Tight hamstrings and too much sitting are major contributors to low back pain and increased risk of injury. This tightness and immobility pulls on the lumbar region and eliminates the natural curve of the low… Continue reading

How to Use Props in Shoulder Stand

The basic idea with props in Shoulder Stand is to elevate your shoulders so the angle of bend in your neck is less severe and your shoulders have more freedom. Some people use stiff foam blocks… Continue reading