Life

Mindfulness

receive

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...
vayu

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...
namaste

Namaste: What happens after Savasana

IN CLASS, YOGA teachers often recommend five minutes of Corpse Pose for every 20 minutes of asana poses; when you are practicing at home,...
work

Work Matters: Finding fulfilment and meaning in any job you do

IN PREPARATION FOR WRITING my most recent book, Real Happiness at Work, I interviewed a lot of people, many of whom work dramatically different...
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Latest Issue Number 68

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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...

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...

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...
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...
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Masterclass

down dog

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...
sequencing

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...
upward bow

Yoga Master Class: Intelligence in Action

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

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