Yoga Backbends: 6 Keys to Healthy Alignment in Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

Yoga backbends are like a magic trick. If you keep your eyes on the spine, you miss out on what the rest of the body is doing. Seeing a beautiful spinal curve in Camel Pose (Ustrasana) is mesmerizing. However, in

8 Ways to Enjoy Spending Time in Nature

Yoga and Ayurveda teach that well-being is the balanced and dynamic integration of our environment, body, mind, and spirit. Spending time in nature is essential for optimal health, especially now, as we contend with our ever-shifting circumstances. When this balance

Finding Your Yoga Teaching Niche: Building a Unique and Sustainable Career

Do you have a yoga teaching niche? Making yoga a viable career can be challenging, but finding your unique niche can make the endeavor more sustainable and rewarding. This article explores how to identify your specialty, create distinctive class characteristics,

Yoga For The Hips: 3 Restorative Poses to Relax Your Hips

Tension and hips go together like two peas in a pod. Active yoga poses for the hips, like lunges and the Warrior series, can certainly stretch different areas of the hips, but when it comes to releasing deeply rooted stress,

Redefining Full Expression of a Pose

How do you feel about “full expression of a pose”? Have you ever felt inadequate because you can’t do the “full expression” of a pose or felt less-than because you use props and modifications? If you think about the phrase

The Anatomy of Marichyasana C: This Seated Twist’s Secret Challenge

You have no trouble sitting upright in Staff Pose (Dandasana). Your hamstrings, which are stretched in that seated shape, don’t cause your torso to slump. But once you bend your knee to enter Sage Marichi’s Pose C (Marichyasana C), the

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