Category Archive: Virtual Workshop

Is Feet Together Really The Best Way To Practice Mountain Pose?

The instructions for tadasana are so common, so assumed in yoga class, that they’re often given nonchalantly and glossed over. As in, “You already know this, you do it a million times a… Continue reading

The Two Best Yoga Poses For When You’re Sick

Sometimes it just happens. You get run down. Or stressed out. Or too emotional. Or your kids come home from daycare with a touch of the we-know-exactly-where-that-came-from. Maybe it’s some combination of these,… Continue reading

Neck Safety In Headstand

To invert or not to invert; it’s the new yoga controversy. The claim is that Headstand & Shoulderstand are too dangerous. Some yoga studios have abandoned them completely, commenting that we weren’t meant to stand… Continue reading

Why We Meditate (And How To Do It Better)

Meditation is a powerful tool for easing stress and making space to connect with yourself. The goal is not to stop your mind but to keep it’s frantic, skeptical and controlling side from running your… Continue reading

Pain-Free Backbends Just By Using Your Legs

If I were to give only one clue for pain-free backbends it would be this: keep your legs parallel. While simple from external appearances, this instruction can go so in-depth that I’ve spent… Continue reading

How to Warm Up For A Challenging Yoga Pose

Whether in an alignment-based yoga environment or a flow-based one, there is often a single posture that is the most challenging of the class. In the jargon of yoga teachers this is called a… Continue reading

De-Stress & Heal Back Pain With One Move

The psoas muscle is the largest muscle attaching your legs to your torso. It acts to flex the legs forward and up towards your chest, and is a key muscle in running. The psoas… Continue reading

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

A Healthy Spine For Life: The Tadasana Principle

When my Grandpa was ninety years old we had a birthday party for him. Most of his friends — others his age — had passed away, save one woman. She arrived, white hair… 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