Yoga for Lower Back Pain

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012
Yoga for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain affects most people for one reason or another at some point during life. It could be the extra weight of pregnancy, lifting something incorrectly, sitting for too long or the result of an injury from playing sports or a car accident. Whatever the case, for individuals who suffer from chronic back pain, […]

A Quick guide to Sanskrit for Yoga

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012

Depending on the instructor and style of practice, you may or may not be exposed to the Sanskrit terminology of yoga. If you are familiar with the Sanskrit names for the postures, you may have noticed that some of the names have many parts or sounds, each of which represent an aspect of the posture. […]

VIDEO: The Use of Yoga Props: Blocks

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012
VIDEO: The Use of Yoga Props: Blocks

The use of props in yoga is with the intention of finding a place of ideal comfort and proper alignment in each of the postures. For individuals new to yoga as well as those with a limited range of motion, tight muscles or stiff joints, the use of a block to accompany your practice can […]

VIDEO: Downward Facing Dog

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012
VIDEO: Downward Facing Dog

Downward facing dog is one of my favorite positions to visit during class because it works well in a flowing series, as a transitional posture and on its own. As an active posture it offers many physical benefits for the body by flexing the hips, lengthening the spine, strengthening the arms and stretching the legs. […]

VIDEO: Late Summer Practice

Posted by on Sep 3, 2012

Since having acupuncture sessions as a compliment to my yoga practice, I have become interested in the role of the meridians for the health of the body. These are the Chinese equivalent of what in yoga are referred to as nadis. Each season brings into focus certain of these meridians which can become out of […]

Inversions

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012
Inversions

Inversions are a key aspect of a well balanced yoga practice, but they can be intimidating positions when approaching them for the first time or for individuals with certain physical discomforts. Inversions: Engage the upper body and core Stretch the muscles along the spine Strengthens the Heart Increases blood flow to the brain There are […]

Finding Balance

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012
Finding Balance

Standing balance postures are an essential element in any well rounded Asana practice. These postures offer the mind an opportunity to improve focus as you