Category Archive: Yoga Essentials

Five Ways To Be UNhappy

No, you didn’t read that wrong! There are lists everywhere telling us how to be happier, and this article is meant as a push back against those listicles that show us how to hack… Continue reading

Meditation: Watching Your Mind to Create Calm

When we find ourselves taxed and tired, the normal human tendency is to check out and distract ourselves further. Instead of becoming present and calm, we become more tired and frazzled. In this meditation,… Continue reading

Deep Hip Opening, Happy Knees And Healthy Relationships (Yes, They’re Related!)

Finding balance in life requires us to bring strength to weak areas and relaxation to those that are overly tight. This is true for emotional life, for instance, if you’re tightly clenched in fear of being… Continue reading

Moving From Distraction to Focus: Slowing Down & Paying Attention

This is an age of constant distraction. Our attention endures only the double tap of the Instagram screen. Online, paragraphs are broken into the barest crumbs of one or two sentences. In today’s yoga, classes… Continue reading

Building Strong, Stable Shoulders Through Yoga

When I injured my neck in 2005 I learned that healthy, strong shoulders are intimately tied with neck alignment. After a slipped disc at C6-7 sent me to the doctors, I opted for using my… Continue reading

Refine Your Triangle Pose (And Deepen Your Yoga Practice) With These Four Tips

Triangle pose stretches the legs, reduces pain in the low back, removes stiffness in the hips, opens the chest and lungs, and builds strength and freedom in the neck. These amazing benefits should be enough… Continue reading

Creating A Healthy, Stress-Free Neck

In 2004 I was diagnosed with a slipped disc in my neck. Though there was an acute incident — I was hit in the head with a surfboard — I was prone to the… Continue reading

Ujjayi Pranayama Basics & Practice

In this podcast we go in-depth with the basics of Ujjayi Pranayama, followed by a practice in the technique, which will help combat stress and calm your mind. We cover simple tips on how… Continue reading

How to Safely Deepen Backbends

There’s a core concept to deepening any yoga posture: honesty. Yoga is about your relationship with yourself, and to go deeper in any pose requires you uphold that relationship with integrity. Regardless of… Continue reading

Meditation to Establish a Steady Inner Connection

The first mention of yoga asana in the historic record gave none of the postures we practice today. Patanjali’s yoga sutras, however, gave asana as one of the eight limbs of the practice. It also defined… Continue reading