Tag Archive: forward bends

Forward Folds: How You Might Be Hurting Yourself In Yoga

Over the last sixteen years, injuries have been on the rise in yoga. Maybe this is because there are more people practicing yoga, or maybe it’s because we’ve had an increase in new… Continue reading

Three Levels Of The Mind + Poses For Legs (All Levels)

To help us understand the complexity of the mind, yoga philosophy has broken it’s functioning down into three different layers. The outermost layer is where reception of sensory input occurs. This is called the… 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

Five Ways To Deepen Forward Folds In Yoga

Why do we want to Forward Fold? Well for one, tight legs can create problems for the low back. But also, Forward Bends encourage us to turn our awareness inwards, something that goes a long… Continue reading