What is Yin Yoga, and Why Do It? Yin yoga is a slower, more visibly passive form of yoga, yet it leads to very deep opening. The focus is upon gradually stretching to release even connective tissue around the joints, particularly the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine. Because this approach requires us to slow… Continue reading What is Yin Yoga, and Why Do It?
Yoga is more than just asana (physical poses) and stretching; pranayama (breathwork) is crucial for a well-rounded yoga practice. One of the best Pranayama methods to soothe the brain and calm the mind is also one of the easiest. And, it’s a lot of fun! “Bhramari” gets its name, “Bee’s Breath,” from the Sanskrit, “Bhramaraka.” … Continue reading Calm Your Mind with Breath: Bhramari Pranayama
Try this lovely lateral bend, side stretch, and balancing pose, for a vast array of benefits. Practice it at your next yoga class or private session. ARDHA CHANDRASANA: ARDHA CHANDRASANA = HALF MOON POSE Pronounced: /ARD—hah—Chan—DRAH—sah—nah/ “Ardha” means “half,” while “Chandra” is usually translated as “moon.” “Chandra” also means “shining, glittering, luminous, having the… Continue reading To the Moon & Back: Ardha Chandrasana
PARIGHASANA = GATE POSE This elegant yoga pose opens the hips, improves breathing, and more. Try it during your yoga practice. Pronounced: /PARE—eee—GAHZ—ah—nah/ “Parigha” refers to the iron bar or latch that is used to shut or lock a gate. During this pose, your body resembles that cross beam and latch. Pose Level: 1 Physical… Continue reading Parighasana: Opening the Gate