Stand Tall: 11 Yoga Poses to Improve Posture

This sequence is designed to help you improve your posture, especially if you tend to slump forward. Because this is a rather long practice, feel free to shorten it by only doing the dynamic versions of yoga poses that offer

Resilience Whole Body Yoga Practice

Many years ago I used to have a remarkable student who came to my classes twice a week. He was a blind man who taught ballroom dancing. He was a firm believer in conscious mindful movement. One of the expressions

Yoga Anatomy: 3 Steps to Helping Hyperextended Knees in Trikonasana

Step #1. Isolate the Hamstrings We are sometimes instructed to “hug the thigh bone” in a yoga class. This is an example of co-activation. You can use a series of cues that isolate the different muscles surrounding a bone in

Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa and Black Beans

An easy-to-make dish that is filling and versatile. Packed with plant-protein, fiber and lots of flavor, this colorful combination makes the perfect meal when you’re short on time but need something hearty and satisfying in a hurry! * Serves 4-6 Ingredients

Yoga Off the Mat: A Walking Feast for the Senses

Some of you have experienced walking meditation in the studio with me. With eyes softly open to avoid collisions, we focus our awareness on the sensations coming through the soles of our feet. We move through space consciously, choosing not

Simple and Fun: 4 Tips for Teaching Yoga to Kids

The benefits of yoga have been well documented in scientific literature (1) and the mass media, from improving sleep to aiding physical development. Therefore, it’s not so surprising that many parents and schools have been encouraging their children to actively

Yoga Anatomy: Shoulder Kinematics in Yoga, Part 1

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. It is a combination of several articulations: the glenohumeral, scapulothoracic, sternoclavicular and acromioclavicular joints. Each of these contributes to shoulder and arm movement via a process known as joint “coupling.” For