Pranayama

Grounding breath practice for hectic times

Photo credit: Chris Wojdak As part of my yoga therapy certification program, I’ve been privileged to be able to learn about yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda, from Mona Warner of Janati Yoga School. Ayurveda is an ancient system of holistic medicine that’s been practiced for thousands of years in India and elsewhere. One of the key… Continue reading Grounding breath practice for hectic times

Asana

Fresh Take Friday: Cat-Cow

Cow Pose (Bitilasana) on the top; Cat Pose (Marjariasana) on the bottom Cat-Cow is a common movement both in the yoga world and in other movement modalities. This flowing series is most often done on all fours. In Cow Pose (Bitilasana), the spine is in extension or a backbend, with the belly descending towards the… Continue reading Fresh Take Friday: Cat-Cow

Asana, Meditation, Pranayama

Fresh Take Friday: Listening to Your Body

Happy Friday, yogis. Today, we're taking a fresh look at some of the cues that come up around the idea of listening to your body in your postural yoga practice. What is the right way to do this pose? Rather than looking at alignment "rules", I like to go back to look at yoga philosophy… Continue reading Fresh Take Friday: Listening to Your Body

Asana, Meditation, Pranayama

Fine Tune Your Savasana: Breath

Here's one approach to working with the breath in Savasana, or supine relaxation. This can be done in any relaxing and supported position. You don't have to lie on your back if there's another position that works better for you. https://videopress.com/v/WbDZQjsO?controls=false&preloadContent=metadata Let me know how this goes. What do you notice when you work with… Continue reading Fine Tune Your Savasana: Breath