Category: Asana

The Benefits of Pigeon Pose or Kapotasana

Pigeon pose or Kapotasana has always been a favorite asana (posture) of mine and the benefits of pigeon pose of kapotasana are enormous. It has many health benefits for the mental and physical state. Focusing on the lower back and hip flexors this is a great posture to help increase mobility in the hips. This pose is

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. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the basics of human anatomy and physiology, including

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 means there are all different types

The Practice of Chair Yoga

By: Nandini Trivedi  Chair yoga is a gentle form of practice that can be done sitting in a chair, or standing using a chair for support. The poses, or asanas are typically modified to be accessible to people who cannot stand, lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions, or

Pranayama Breathing

Legs up the Wall

By: Sojourner Williams Why You Need to Do It: Because we’re living through unprecedented and stressful times my friend! Legs up the wall, is one of the most calming restorative yoga poses out there. Legs up the wall balances the nervous system, increases circulation, increases blood flow, cleanses the lymph nodes, aids in digestion, reduces stress,

How Effective Really is Membership with the Yoga Alliance?

Written by: Nandini Trivedi Many times when prospective students are searching for yoga teacher training programs (YTT) they often will think they need to go with a school that is Yoga Alliance Certified. While it is effective to have a formal education on the teachings of yoga, this is actually a huge misconception because you

Yoga is the Practice of Life

Written by: Jennifer Smeddy Part of the yoga practice is learning to be present in the current moment and to be the observer of your life. When you practice yoga poses (asanas) the practice is teaching you to be the observer. Consider how you need to focus and observe your breath during your asana practice.

Why should I Counter my Pose?

Written by: Anupam Raman If you have taken a yoga class, likely it was some form of Vinyasa. Vinyasa is one of many styles of postural yoga that exist and it seems that it’s the most popular version that is taught whether in a group class or a Yoga Teacher Training. Therefore, it is helpful

Virtual yoga v. Studio yoga

Written by: Jaime Ormont Since we are all stuck indoors, there have been many more offerings online for virtual yoga. Some die-hard studio fans may shy away from this concept, but here are a few pros and cons I’ve found from a teacher and student’s perspective.The cons are what you would imagine. Not practicing in