Tag Archive: hand alignment

Downward Facing Dog Pose: How To Practice Safely

A few years ago, I made a rough estimate of how many Down Dogs I’d done throughout my entire yoga career. I started with an average week of practice. I multiplied by months, and then… Continue reading

6 Tips to Balance in Handstand

Almost no yoga pose brings as invigorating, fun and light-hearted joy as balancing in handstand. When you can’t balance, though, it’s frustrating! Many a yogic practitioner gets stuck at the wall in Handstand, but there are several things you… Continue reading

5 Tips For a Better Wheel Pose

Wheel is the quintessential back bend of yoga. It’s invigorating and keeps the spine strong and supple. As the very beginning of the advanced back bends, Urdhva Dhanurasana is a gateway pose. These… Continue reading

The Best Yoga Breath to Find Balance

If your yoga teacher is worth her salt, she’ll remind you to breathe. If she’s really skilled, she’ll teach you how to breathe. We forget to breathe consciously all the time, don’t we? Simply… Continue reading

Tips to Improve Elbow Balance

Plank Pose: Alignment From Tip to Tail

Instead of bad habits on repeat in Sun Salutations, go through this quick checklist for your Plank Pose. I’d suggest getting a friend to snap a pic of you or do it in front of a… Continue reading

Align Your Hands: 3 Ways to Ease Hand & Wrist Pain in Yoga

I have a secret to tell you. All those cool float and hover maneuvers that are part of Sun Salutations? Can’t do ‘em. Press up handstand? Nope. My hands and wrists are holding me… 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