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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.

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 To Open Those Hips (Video)

The hamstrings are the gateway to the hips and they are one of the easiest areas of the body to open. A relatively simple external rotation such as a...

Kino MacGregor
October 19 2013

How I'm Working Through A Yoga Rut

Sometimes I get into a yoga funk. It’s true. I don’t like to write those words down.

Rebecca Seed
August 26 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?

Lauren Rudick
April 12 2013

What You Need To Know To Survive As A Yoga Teacher

We talk a lot about the eight limbs of yoga , but the truly successful yogi practices 10 limbs. The other two limbs are related to the yogi as an...

Brian Penny
March 22 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. I was a regular at Yoga...

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

Yoga During A Time of Crisis

As I anxiously awaited Hurricane Sandy's landfall on Monday, I did yoga. I considered whether or not to practice, whether or not it was...

Maiga Milbourne
November 1 2012

How to Do Wide Leg Handstand (Video)

Handstand is one the magical postures that inspires and terrifies new students. The first time I saw a "real" person lift up into a...

Kino MacGregor
October 3 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

Core Strength and Jumping Back From Bakasana

Arm balances are a test of mental, physical and emotional endurance. Bakasana or Crow Posture provides an endless road to strength. Once you can...

Kino MacGregor
September 7 2012

How I Found the Unlikeliest Teacher

Have you fallen out of a regular yoga practice? I did, for many reasons (and excuses), one of which was my inability to find a guru I could connect...

Leigh Khoo
September 4 2012

Yoga's 9 Drishtis: What You Need to Know

Many of us have heard our yoga teacher say, “Find your drishti. Fix your gaze.” But did you know you had as many as nine options? Chances are that...

Elizabeth Rowan
August 21 2012

Core Strength in Krounchasana

Flexibility is only has of the equation in the yoga practice. You need a balance between the duality of strength and opening in your body and mind....

Kino MacGregor
August 6 2012