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Yoga Anatomy

Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga Teachers

If you're thinking of becoming a yoga instructor, it's important to learn the basics of anatomy and physiology for yoga teachers. Understanding how the body works will help you become a better teacher and give your students the best possible experience. ...

Teaching Methodologies for Yoga Instructors

There are many different ways to approach teaching yoga. Some instructors focus on performing the poses perfectly and demonstrating the “correct” way to do each pose. Others take a more flowing, vinyasa-based approach, emphasizing the connection...
Envy Hurts

Envy Hurts

We all experience envy. And although the word most notably is pejorative, envy can also be a positive emotion if used in a “benign” way. Envy hurts. According to an article in Psychology Today, envy is when we lack a desired attribute...
Become a Great Yoga Instructor

How to Become a Great Yoga Instructor

It is crucial to create a sample lesson plan before starting as a new yoga instructor so you can see where your class will go from start to finish. This should include what postures you want to cover, approximate timing, the name of each posture, and...
Beginners Guide to Yoga

A Beginners Guide to Yoga

The beautiful part about yoga is that there isn’t just one type of style to practice and today I present you with a beginners guide to yoga. When you look at all the different styles of yoga there is chair yoga, hot yoga, gentle yoga, and so on. This...
Why Pranayama Needs To Be a Part of Your Daily Yoga Self-care Practice

Why Pranayama Needs To Be a Part of Your Daily Yoga Self-care Practice

Pranayama is the part of the Yoga Sutras that deals with breathing techniques. Pranayama simply means control (yama) of prana, or life force energy. These breathing practices are an important step in understanding how to balance and regulate your life-force energy, making it easier for you to achieve a meditative state....
the heart

The Heart

It’s February and of course, the focus on that incredible organ… the heart. Its ability to beat approximately 115,000 times each day. The capability to keep beating even when disconnected from the body and of course, its ability to be broken. Broken ...

Welcome to this month’s focus…Transitions

Several years ago, I attended a yoga workshop focused on yoga pose transitions. I will never forget how the gifted teacher stressed the importance of "how exiting the pose is just as important as entering". Since that time, my awareness in my own...

The Power of a Smile

A few years ago, I remember commuting to an event in San Francisco on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit).   I remember sitting on the train and observing so many people glued to their electronic devices.   Heads down, face without a smile, as I thought...