Tag Archive: uttanasana

Finding The Sacred In The Mundane: Gentle, All Levels Forward Folds

The spiritual aspects of yoga are those that go beyond the physical form. As humans, we are always at the crossroads of the physical and the spiritual, because we are simultaneously bodies, and more than… 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

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

Calming Headstand Practice (Video)

Filmed on location in the Escalante area of Utah, this video leads you through a slow series of poses including a couple gentle shoulder openers, Headstand and Reclining Hand to Big Toe leg… Continue reading

Yoga for Legs, Knees & Feet (video)

Enjoy this short practice to open up your lower body. This is great for increasing circulation in your legs and is an awesome way to refresh and stretch out after a run, a… Continue reading

Sun Salutation B: A Progressive Practice (Video)

Some days my body just isn’t ready to jump straight into Warrior One at the beginning of my asana session. When it feels tight, I need to practice Sun Salutations progressively. Essentially, I… 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

Post-Run Yoga Sequence

I’m no ultra runner, nor have I ever trained for a marathon, but I love the great, sweaty, endorphin high I get from a run. My runs aren’t often more than a half an… Continue reading

The Safe Way to Forward Fold in Yoga

Tight hamstrings and too much sitting are major contributors to low back pain and increased risk of injury. This tightness and immobility pulls on the lumbar region and eliminates the natural curve of the low… Continue reading