Yoga for the Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra is our fourth chakra and I like to think of it as the balancing chakra. It is the center point between the lower three more physical chakras and the upper three more spiritual chakras. The heart chakra lies is the core of our spirit. In yoga, many different pranayama or breathing exercises... Continue Reading →

L-Shape Handstand

In my previous post, I forgot to mention that a good preparatory pose for the freestanding yoga handstand is the L-shaped Handstand. This pose helps to strengthen your arms and core, but I think that its primary benefit is helping to give you the confidence to kick up into a freestanding handstand. This is a... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Practicing Meditation

"The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness." -Sakyong Mipham. One may think that seated meditation is an easy thing to do, but I have discovered throughout my years of practice that it can be one of the most challenging aspects of yoga. Living in such a busy society as we do... Continue Reading →

Viparita Karani–Legs Up the Wall Pose

Viparita Karani, or Legs Up the Wall Pose, is one of my favorite yoga poses to practice on the weekend.  It is a restorative yoga pose and can bring so many beautiful health benefits.  These benefits are believed to include some of the following: ·              A boost in energy levels; ·              A digestive aid; ·             ... Continue Reading →

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