Editor's Note: Dharma is one of my teachers in NY City, and his sun salutes have evolved to include forearm balance and splits since his classes draws advanced practitioners. Here is a nice presentation of the basic sun salutations. ~Donna
Depending on where you live, you may think summer is never long enough (like in the Pacific Northwest), or that it’s always too long (like in the South). Regardless of your geographical location, I believe summer is the one and only season where Westerners live at the appropriate pace, one that is in sync with Nature...
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: Melina Meza, a Seasonal Vinyasa practitioner shares with us some daily rituals to keep you in balance and harmony for the summer season. It might seem overwhelming, but you can do what you can.
Editor´s Note from Lexi Yoga: Lincoln James is the youngest yoga teacher. He is 2 years old, and already knows his yoga. He has an unexpected new student who disrupts the class, by showing up late, and leaving his cell phone on. See how this adorable teacher handles the situation. This is a must see video!! How adorable!!
Editor's Note from Brooke Nisbet: Chaturanga is practiced in so many yoga classes, over and over. It's critical to learn proper alignment in this pose in order to save your shoulders from injury. Sadie breaks it down with a few tips.
Editor´s Note: Chaturanga (or lowering down from high plank) is done over and over in many yoga classes. This makes it very important to permform chaturanga correctly. Otherwise, you can begin to cause injury and pain to your shoulders, hips and low back. Please watch to learn more about proper alignment.
The breath – a simple action often forgotten throughout the day – is a simple way to improve your overall health, all of the body’s functions, and your emotional outlook...
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga:We don't normally pay any attention to our breath, as the actual process of breathing happens naturally. During a yoga practice we focus our attention on our inhalations and exhalations, which improves the mind and body connection, and increases our awareness. Here are three yoga breathing techniques that have been developed by yoga masters to strengthen our respiratory systems and improve our health.
In this post we explore the relationship between the tensor fascia lata (TFL) and the gluteus maximus. In addition I add a cue for engaging the adductor magnus as a synergist of the gluteus maximus. Knowledge of these relationships can be used to refine and stabilize postures with a lunge component, such as Warrior II...
As a hypnotist, I often teach workshops on self-hypnosis and other topics at yoga centers, and some participants have asked if there are similarities and relationships between hypnosis and yoga. Usually, someone in the group points out that hypnosis seems similar to “Yoga nidra,” the deep, trance-like state that yogis experience during meditation. In both yoga nidra and hypnosis, the body is intensely relaxed and the mind highly focused. The comparison doesn’t end there; in his landmark book Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis in Medicine, Dentistry, and Psychology, Dr. William Kroger points out that there are great similarities between hypnosis and the eight “limbs” of yoga that are set forth in the Yoga SÅ«tras of Patañjali...
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