Many people think that arm balances are all in the arms, but every part of the body is responsible for lifting itself. When working on the strength postures in the Ashtanga Yoga Second Series remember to utilize the whole body and integrate the core with the strength of the arms.
Some men think that women naturally have open hips and that they are just plain out of luck simply because they are guys. Yet in my experience as a teacher I have seen many students who have tight hips irrespective of their gender. Tightness usually stems from deeply ingrained habit patterns in the body and changing these can sometimes feel as difficult as changing your gender. But with a careful application of technique combined with the purifying heat developed in the yoga practice anybody’s hips can begin to open.
All yoga postures that build strength are both a test of physical as well as mental and emotional endurance. The first true arm balance of the Ashtanga Yoga method is called Bujapidasana and is literally translated as Arm Pressure Posture.
This is the perfect place to begin your daily meditation practice. Start off with as little as five to ten minutes of inner exploration to cultivate a calm mind and a deep sense of inner connection. Filmed live on Periscope on beautiful Miami Beach.
The Ashtanga Yoga method purifies the internal systems of the body, clears emotional and psychological blockages and frees the student to experience a new depth of consciousness within themselves and their lives.
What is this magical, mysterious thing that you love, that has been having an impact on your body, your mind, and perhaps your life... what is it?
Partner yoga is a unique opportunity to connect more deeply or intimately with a friend of lover. Experiencing poses with someone you trust fosters openness and awareness as well as an opportunity to explore this poses more deeply in your physical body.
In honor of May’s Mental Health Awareness Month and my own experiences with anxiety, here are three yoga poses to relieve stress. It is always beneficial to prioritize for our own self-care. These poses offer grounding and relaxation. They are preventative as well alleviating.
You woke up, rushed through breakfast just to sit in traffic. You had a long stressful day at work and find it difficult to wind down once you have returned home. Look no further to relieve your stress and insomnia. Here are five yoga poses to help you sleep like a baby
How do you usually feel when you wake up in the morning? Groggy? Tired? Exhausted? Well, there is an easy fix for that! Meditation early in the morning, as soon as you wake up, can release tension, stress and negative emotions in the matter of seconds.