Category Archive: Virtual Workshop

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

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

Head Alignment in Downward Dog

Ask three different teachers how to align your head in Downward Dog and you’ll likely get three different answers. No wonder practitioners everywhere are confused! I believe there is never one “right” answer… 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

What Your Yoga Teacher Is Really Looking At

There is a dead giveaway that lets every (good) yoga teacher know the depth of your experience as a practitioner. No, it’s not how far behind your head your foot goes, or how… Continue reading

How to Save Your Shoulders in Chaturanga Dandasana

How many times do you do Chaturanga Dandasana, Four Limbed Staff Pose or Low Plank, when you practice yoga? Practice a couple of times a week and the load on your shoulders adds… Continue reading

Improve Your Side Plank

Side Plank, or Vasisthasana in Sanskrit, is a great pose to build both strength and flexibility. When done in good alignment, it’s actually therapeutic for the shoulder that bears weight. Balancing in this pose, whether… Continue reading