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 →

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 →

The Benefits of Inversions

Inversions are most widely classified as an asana where the head is below the heart. Examples of inversions include: head stands; shoulder stands; hand stands; and forearm stands However, more simple asanas are also considered inversions, such as Wheel Pose (urdhva Dhanurasana) and Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana). Inversions not only feel good, but... Continue Reading →

The Power of Breath

One of the primary benefits of yoga that I have experienced is the conscious awareness that is placed on inhaling and exhaling deeply. Simple, deep breathing is known to increase energy, decrease anxiety and stress, and can lead to greater muscle relaxation. One of the forms of yoga that I teach is called Vinyasa, in... Continue Reading →

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