Tag Archive: strength and flexibility

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

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

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

What Do Shoulders, Core Strength & Hands In Prayer Have In Common?

Shoulders, core and namaskar hands? The obvious link is that all are accessed in your yoga practice. But less obvious? These are the topics that interested you, the reader, most in 2015. It seems that… 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

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

Is Your Yoga Practice Making You Out of Balance?

BKS Iyengar said, “In every pose there should be repose.” Relaxation, I’ll admit, is something that doesn’t come easily to me. It’s so easy to “do” and so challenging to simply “be.” With… Continue reading

How to Have Healthy Shoulders in Downward Dog

When I’m 85 years old, I want to practice Downward Dog. I want to remain limber, both mentally and physically, as I age. I want to be able to support myself and contribute… Continue reading

Quick Relief For Neck & Shoulders

Note: Much of this is excerpted from my new book Healthy Shoulders: A Primer For Strengthening & Stretching available now for your iPad or Mac. Click through to find out more, read a… Continue reading

How To Get Your Man To Do Yoga

First off, let me apologize to all my male readers who already practice yoga. This post won’t exactly be helpful to you, and I don’t mean to lump you in with the majority… Continue reading