Yoga

legs up the wall
  Legs Up The Wall Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions The pose described here is a passive, supported variation of the Shoulderstand-like Viparita Karani. For your support you’ll need one or two thickly folded blankets or a firm round bolster. You’ll also need to rest your legs vertically (or nearly so) on a wall or other upright support. Before performing the...

Life

Yin
I’m not sure I would still be here, both teaching and practicing in the yoga world, had I not found Yin. More than ten years ago on a romantic weekend away in the Blue Mountains, over two wintry nights exploring Yin with experts Paul and Suzee Grilley, I awakened to a completely different way of being in my body...

Balance

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An environmentalist leaves his
stressed self behind—and becomes more effective—with Kundalini Yoga.

Home Practice

Puppy dog yoga pose

Anahatasana: Yoga pose for opening your heart

Open your heart Anahatasana, or Melting Heart pose (sometimes referred to as Extended Puppy pose), deeply opens the shoulders, pectoral muscles of the chest, thoracic...

Mindfulness

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How to receive: The yoga of give and take

MY GENEROUS MOTHER could never receive a gift. On Christmases and birthdays, my brothers and I would each offer her something we thought she’d...
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Prana Vayus: Meet the force within you

A FEW MONTHS AGO, my father lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. In the final stretch of his life, I continued teaching a full...
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Poses

Puppy dog yoga pose

Anahatasana: Yoga pose for opening your heart

Open your heart Anahatasana, or Melting Heart pose (sometimes referred to as Extended Puppy pose), deeply opens the shoulders, pectoral muscles of the chest, thoracic spine, neck and lower back. Heart and lung meridians receive...

Chair Pose

(OOT-kah-TAHS-anna) utkata = powerful, fierce Chair Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Stand in Tadasana. Inhale and raise your arms perpendicular to the floor. Either keep the arms parallel, palms facing inward, or join the palms.

Anatomy

hips

Your hips in yoga: Will they ever be open?

WHILE STUDYING IN INDIA with B.K.S. Iyengar years ago, I heard that he was travelling to Bangalore to teach, and I asked if I could join him. He responded that there was nothing for...
neck

Neck pain and tightness: How yoga can help

TAKE A MOMENT TO SIT in Dandasana (Staff Pose): Come to a seated position on the floor with your legs extended in front of you; or sit in a chair, with your spine stacked...

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Yoga Food

Meditation

deepak Chopravideo
If you can't set aside dedicated time to meditate, this practice from Sonima will help guide you to higher awareness wherever you are.   When life is busy and you can’t find time to yourself to meditate, there are a few questions you can ask yourself, wherever you are, to bring a sense of mindful awareness to your day. In this video, Deepak Chopra, M.D.,...

Masterclass

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Dynamic Down Dog: A teacher’s guide to instructing Adho Mukha Svanasana

Down Dog is an extremely dynamic posture when we look at it closely. The key to instructing the posture is figuring out which instructions...
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Sequencing: Deepening Focus for an Effortless Flow

Just like a good book, a good yoga practice has a beginning, a middle, and an end. And, just like a good book, there’s...
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Yoga Master Class: Intelligence in Action

Bring exquisite attention to each part of the body to cultivate balance, stability and freedom.

Ayurveda

Health & Wellbeing

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By Jessica Humphries Four years ago I left the hustle and bustle of Sydney life to...