51 Items Tagged

Ashtanga

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

How Do You Practice Yoga with the Heart?

I am really excited to be back in Mysore for a number of reasons. But the first and last is to PRACTICE.

Heather Morton
July 9 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

5 Reasons I Decided to Travel to Mysore NOW

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.”

Alana Kessler
June 30 2012

How Yoga Is a Foundation for Positive Body Image

As I sit here grooving to YogiTunes, I cannot help but overflow with gratitude for how comfortable I feel in my own skin. I credit yoga for this sense...

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

The Push-Ups of Yoga

“Even if you start doing push-ups it will not help," said Yogacharya Venkatesha to a student struggling with an arm posture.

Heather Morton
June 4 2012

Why We Should All Remain Yoga Beginners

I am often asked what it takes to be a yoga teacher. What is sufficient training and how do you know when you are ready to teach. These are the right...

Heather Morton
June 1 2012

6 Tips for Inviting Feminine Energy Into Ashtanga

I am just about to finish reading yet another interesting and inspiring book, which my friend has recommended to me. For a long time she was a fan of...

Madina Tanekeyeva
May 30 2012

Flexibility, Inside and Out

During my decade long daily practice of Ashtanga, yoga was so much a part of my existence that it never ever occurred to me one day life might change...

Carré Otis
April 11 2012

The 8-Fold Path: Who Cares?

During my post-graduate work a professor bluntly asked me, "Who cares about the eight-fold path of yoga anyway?" As rude as this may sound it actually...

Heather Morton
April 9 2012

8 Top Questions from Yoga Beginners

When new students come to yoga class, they have a number of questions. The experience can be overwhelming for a new student and often, they have...

Karen Fabian
April 7 2012

7 Things You Need to Know About Backbends

When people hear about the backbends of yoga they often envision a contortionist with their head resting on their buttocks. Bending backward looks...

Heather Morton
March 22 2012

Letting Go of Self-Judgment (An Ashtanga Yoga Story)

"Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances." ~ Wayne Dyer

Jen Nicomedes Stone
January 20 2012