How to Practice Downward Facing Dog Correctly

One of the most foundational poses to any yoga practice is Downward Facing Dog, or Adho Mukha Svanasana. This posture not only relives lower back pain and sciatic nerve discomfort, but also helps to minimize depression and tightness in the hamstrings.…

30 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 10 Sleep-deprived Yoga

Today was day 10 of my 30 day yoga challenge.  So far, so good, other than it was the first day where I felt like going to bed instead of throwing out the mat.  It was just a long, exhausting…

Ashtanga Yoga First Series Video by David Swenson

I happily surfed my way into David Swenson's Ashtanga Yoga First Series video on YouTube the other day.  The whole thing!  I enjoy reading  and practicing with Swenson's Ashtanga Yoga book, -- it's one of my favorite yoga books of…

Savasana ~ A Great Pose for Practicing the Art of Doing Nothing

“…every day, a little ‘bit dying.” Pattabhi Jois Perhaps you've discovered, as I have, that you have some of your best do nothing time when you're laying on your mat in Savasana ("Corpse Pose").  For another take on the subject,…

Book: Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Find out what Hatha yoga is all about by reading the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. From Wikipedia The Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Sanskrit: Haṭhayoga Pradīpikā) is a classic Sanskrit manual on Hatha Yoga, written by Svami Svatmarama, a disciple of Svami Gorakhnath.…

Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series Poster

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