29 Items Tagged

Ashtanga

10 Reasons To Pack Your Bags & Study Yoga In India

If you're trying to choose where to study yoga or deepen your practice, I recommend Mysore, India. It's the home of Ashtanga Yoga, and rich with...

Kim Manfredi
March 9 2015

Want To Deepen Your Practice? Try Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga was created by Sri. K. Patabhi Jois. It consists of six series, each containing its own sequence of asanas.

Smriti Kirubanandan
November 9 2014

Why Yoga Is A Spiritual Practice

If you come to the practice of yoga looking only for pleasure, yoga will eventually disappoint you. Sooner or later, you'll get bored with the...

Kino MacGregor
November 11 2013

How Teaching Yoga Humbled Me To The Core

There have been two fairly big changes to my yoga practice in recent months. The first is that I began practicing Ashtanga fairly vigorously, after...

Rebecca Seed
July 19 2013

10 Reasons I Love Ashtanga Yoga

I practice and teach all styles of yoga. Before starting my yoga practice, I always ask myself a few questions: What are the needs of my physical...

Julie Wilcox
July 10 2013

Why I Don't Mind Sucking At Ashtanga Yoga

Is trying new things exciting? Daunting? Exhilarating? Scary? All of these?

Lauren Rudick
April 12 2013

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Hot Yoga

I tried yoga for the first time more than 10 years ago. I've been slowly developing my practice ever since, and love the great things that yoga has...

Katie Murray
March 11 2013

The Girl Who Hated Savasana

For the many years I lived in the Los Angeles area, at least a decade of them were devoted to cultivating my yoga practice.

Carré Otis
January 18 2013

Core Strength In Navasana

Whenever I teach a Guided Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series class, there is one posture is almost universal in its ability to test the limits of strength:...

Kino MacGregor
November 7 2012

Q & A with Perrey Reeves: On Yoga, Ayurveda & Living MindBodyGreen!

41-year-old actress, Perrey Reeves, is most well-known for her role as 'Mrs. Ari' on Entourage. But did you know that she's a yogi who has been eating...

Jason Wachob
September 18 2012

8 Tips for a Successful Home Yoga Practice

One of the most beautiful and liberating aspects of yoga is that you don’t need any fancy equipment or a designated building or field to practice....

Frances Frischkorn
July 31 2012

10 Reasons to Do a Headstand Every Day

Headstand (Shirshasana) is often referred to as the king of all yoga poses. Here are 10 reasons why headstand should be practiced everyday.

Lisa Mitchell
July 18 2012

5 Ways Tennis and Ashtanga Yoga Are the Same

It's prime tennis season, and I am a huge tennis fanatic. I can spend hours watching these elite athletes go head to head, and have often been found...

Alana Kessler
July 5 2012

How Much Water Should Yogis Drink?

As part of my sadhana (self-practice) for the next 7 weeks in Mysore, India, my teacher told me to start drinking 4 liters of water. When he explained...

Heather Morton
July 2 2012

How Yoga Is a Foundation for Positive Body Image

Practice yoga in order to tolerate the exquisite, sometimes painful, and deeply meaningful consequences of being you.

Sara Courter
June 16 2012

Yoga Firsts

Yoga is full of Firsts. More Firsts, in fact, than I could have imagined at the onset of what has serendipitously unfolded into a very meaningful...

Nicole Newman
June 13 2012

Feeling Sexually Aroused During Yoga?

As a teacher, I am asked all kinds of questions about the practices of yoga. Sometimes they are obvious ones that range from "How long will it take to...

Heather Morton
June 12 2012