Hanumanasana~Monkey Pose

If you want a pose that is going to really take some patience to work into, this is the one to practice.  I have been working on Hanumanasana or Monkey Pose for about a year and it is one that I am deeply grateful for.  There is no forcing anything in this asana (pose).  It... Continue Reading →

Yoga Mudras

I recently posted an article on my Misha Jo Naturals website about a variety of mudras (yogic hand gestures) and their special significance.  To read my article, visit https://mishajonaturals.com/yoga-mudras/ XO

The Yoga Wheel

I love yoga props. From blocks to straps to blankets, I love them all.  These props are heavily used in certain yoga styles, such as Restorative and Yin, but one of my favorite new props being incorporated into many different yoga practices is the Yoga Wheel.  They are really fun to use and are super... Continue Reading →

How Yoga Can Benefit Climbers

I am pretty new to climbing and since starting I have grown to love it. Like yoga, it’s an incredible upper and lower body workout. However, I have to say that I am grateful that I started practicing yoga before I began climbing because the tools I have learned in yoga have made learning how... Continue Reading →

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Child’s Pose (Balasana) is one of my favorite poses to practice when I feel like I need to decompress. Not only is it calming for the mind, but it is also very good for digestion, elongating the lower back and opening up the hips. There are two ways to practice Child’s pose—one being with the... Continue Reading →

Third Eye Chakra

Recently, I've been studying more about the seven chakras.  Each of the chakras is believed to affiliate with a specific aspect of your life.  The chakra that I find to be one of the most interesting is the Third Eye Chakra, which is believe to be affiliated with your intuition and to link to your... Continue Reading →

Stretching during the Winter months

As the weather becomes colder, it is important to remember to stretch. When it is cold outside, muscles in the body tend to tighten up, due to a lowering in body temperature, making them more susceptible to injury. Yoga is a perfect way to stretch out those muscles keeping them safe and pliable. Before practicing... Continue Reading →

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga has been one of the most challenging styles of yoga that I have encountered. Although its primarily a seated, often considered passive practice, it is by no means easy. This style of yoga requires the practitioner to hold postures for 5 to 20 minutes, which lends to a very intimate, meditative practice with... Continue Reading →

Anjali Mudra (praṇāmāsana)

This week, I began each of my classes in Anjali Mudra. This traditional hand gesture, where palms touch in prayer, is a symbolic offering of gratitude or another gift to oneself or to others. I asked my class to think of a meaningful gift that they desire and to offer themselves this gift each time... Continue Reading →

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