Tag Archive: balance

Headstand: Learn to Balance by Getting In & Out of the Pose

That giant step in your yoga practice. You know the one where you go from Headstand at the wall to balancing in the middle of the room? It’s daunting! There’s the fear of… Continue reading

One Pose Does it All (for Your Shoulders)

Many things contribute to pain and injury in the shoulders. One culprit is related to how our shoulders (and neck and head) sit in our overall posture. Most of us have a slightly rounded… 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

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